A week or two ago, Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency organized The Hope Gala here in town to raise funds for and support adoption. For the severalth-year-in-a-row, we hosted a table, and this year we were able to fill our table! This hasn't been true every year.... and this year it was a last minute endeavor to find a couple for the last 2 seats. There are so many … [Read more...] about Adoption & Hope Galas
May 24 is a bit of a sad day for me. On May 24, 2018, we transferred the last of our adopted embryos. They had been frozen about a decade, and we were ready to give them their chances to live out their lives. Getting the Timing Right Just as with Mr Wigglesworth, we missed the right timing a few times. The clinic where the babies were frozen is where we wanted to … [Read more...] about Transferversary. May 24.
Back in late May, I, Rachael, went to New York to transfer the last 3 embryos of the set of 5 we adopted. It was a fun trip! Yes, we lost all 3 of these babies, but the trip itself was still fun. I traveled with a friend who is a professional philosopher out of the same program that Pete graduated from. We had some good conversations and we explored more of the island than Pete … [Read more...] about NYC trip!
Family and Business Intersect We started our business as a family endeavor. And it provides unique ways to enjoy our family. We love getting to make things that express who we are. Today this new piece hangs on our wall, as a token of the early parts of our adoption journey. This last week, while working and wrestling with some emotions, I decided to pull a few parts … [Read more...] about Family Business
We've missed an update or two lately, because life can be hard. News After a frozen embryo transfer, you wait. We did that, but it was obvious to us that Rachael was pregnant. Her body made that clear. But the indications eased up and the pregnancy test came back negative. And again a few days later. At least one of the babies stuck for a short while, but all three have … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption: When Life is Hard