Hi there! I'm Joyce from Philly (Philadelphia) and this is my blog about my open adoption adventure. My husband Chris and I have been married for three years; our fourth anniversary is in August. We started trying to conceive a year after marriage and didn't have any luck on our own. We saw an infertility specialist who was really great. Dr. H pulled no punches and let us know that getting pregnant at my age (44 at the time) would not be easy. We tried Clomid to improve my ovulation and had four rounds of intrauterine insemination - two with my husband's sperm and two with donor sperm. We were disappointed each time we didn't conceive :( After that, Dr. H said we should consider donor embryos as our next step. We thought about it and researched the process. It didn't take long for us to decide against that option. If we were going to adopt embryos and go through the adoption process without a guarantee for a baby, why not adopt instead? And that's how we came to adoption.
We've done all of the paper work, fingerprinting, and clearances. We're two/three home studies down. Our third and final home study is scheduled for this Thu but given the upcoming blizzard beginning Tue evening, I think we're going to be rescheduled.
So that's it for now. I just wanted to say hello and tell a little bit about myself.