Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hi. We are Brad and Heather Martin, and this is our story of how we decided to adopt. We have been married for almost 6 years, and we have tried to get pregnant for the last 3 1/2 to 4 years. We have had close to 2 years of fertility struggles. The doctor told us that our only choice was to do In Vitro or sperm donor. We decided that a sperm donor was not something we wanted to do. I always said that I would adopt before I would do In Vitro. Brad and I talked about it and decided that we would start looking into adoption. I noticed that three of my weekly devos in a book I received from my mother-in-law were about adoption. It was then that I knew without a doubt that adoption was the route we needed to take and my wonderful husband agreed. We talked to our friends and family about our decision, and they were just as happy with it as we were. We filled out the preliminary application and got approved. We then filled out our formal app and went through orientation. We have now started our 8 weeks of training and have also started on the extensive amount of paperwork. We will keep everyone up to date on the status of our process and would appreciate any and all prayers.