Our infertility storyOur adoption story is some what a unique one. When Devin was born, she had what was known as infantile colitis. This made her extremely sick. While trying to diagnose her, the doctors discovered Devin has Turner Syndrome. Click here to get the official report on Turners. To tell you an abbreviated version, Devin is missing a sex chromosome (so she has XO instead of XX) and is also missing her ovaries. If you have any questions, please contact us. Devin would love to talk about it. Or if you're wanting Jared's view on it, he'd be happy to chat too. Anyway, due to Devin's medical history, biological children are out of the question. When Devin told Jared about her Turner Syndrome, he was so accepting. Not to say he wasn't taken back. Honestly, it did throw him for a loop. Jared took a couple of days, thought about it, consulted with family, and came to the realization... loving Devin meant accepting the Turners. Jared knew that no matter what one day we would be an eternal family!
Open or closed adoption?
As far as having an open adoption, we are all for it. We can only imagine how hard it would be for birth families to place a child for adoption, so we are all for keeping in contact. We are willing to update our blog, exchange letters, talk on the phone, visits, or whatever we as the birth and adoptive couple decide is best. When the child is old enough, we would let them have an input as well. We feel it is important for the child to know their first family, where they originally came from.
Why adoption, instead of in vitro or anything else?We know there are a lot of sweet spirits that need to be adopted so we choose to receive children into our home that way. Adoption to us is an absolute miracle. For two families to be joined by one sweet spirit, for this infant to be placed in the trust and care of another family, and for the birth family to be able to choose an adoptive couple there is definitely a Higher Being involved. There are no words to describe the feelings that come when adoption is involved. Our feelings for the birth family is indescribable too. To have that type of selfless love, the courage it takes, as well as the strength is incredible and admirable beyond compare. We would be honored to be the adoptive parents for any child that comes from that type of family. We are also foster parents to help the kids that are in need.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.