"Guarding My Heart During the Wait"

Our birth mother match and my daughter's birth were picture-perfect. But after years of nothing going right, I could only imagine what might go wrong.

A happy father after his birth mother match
My wife and I admitted defeat the day we visited a fertility clinic. Until that point, we'd always believed that life would work itself out. College is followed by marriage, then a house, and, ultimately, babies. The process had worked for everyone we knew. So Laurie and I weren't prepared when, month after month, we endured another heartbreak. I learned from observing other couples at infertility support group meetings that grief changes your outlook on life. People who have to ...

After years of grappling with infertility, I could only focus on what might go wrong during our (in hindsight) perfect match and my daughter’s birth.


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