Hello friends and family!
It was almost 6 years ago now that we said “I do” and started to dream about the family that we wanted to have. We had talked and decided that “of course we want kids” and that we didn’t really see a need to wait to have them. So, we started our new life together and trying to grow our family.
After a little time with no results we thought that it might be a good idea to see a doctor and make sure there is nothing wrong. The first doctor we saw did a couple tests and told us to relax that only a small percentage of couples will get pregnant the first year and sent us on our way with this information. Life continued and we continued to try but after a few years still nothing. We saw another doctor after we had moved and this time he tried to help by putting us on some medication. Still, nothing.
After some time with this doctor he decided that we did in deed need more help and sent us to a fertility specialist. Well, on the very first try we got pregnant!!! Life was wonderful, listen to each heartbeat and see the ultrasound was priceless, and things only got better until one day at 19 weeks and 3 days after having my water broke our son Liam was born, his little body was just too frail to survive though and we lost him. I t was the most hurtful thing we went through, we had his room already made waiting for him at home and coming home without him was so hard, I confess that the least thing i wanted was coming home that day after hospital, a lot woman goes through the pain to have a child but they are gifted with a beautiful angel to bring home, listening to other babies crying in the hallway and suffered all the pain and have only a empty arm when leaving the hospital was hard for us but while i was medicated, Brian had to be strong enough to arrange his cremation with funeral home. Each pregnancy was painful, but the Faith that we will have our family grow one day kept us going.
Time after time we tried, IVF 2 times , IUI 3 times, 2 rounds of trigger shot , an exploratory surgery to removed some scar tissues and cysts, but nothing worked and nothing helped. We suffer couple of miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy and it broke us emotionally and financially.
After many shed tears, we began to ask the Lord if adoption was His will for our family. If so, we prayed that He would lead our hearts toward that step. We started researching many different avenues of adoption. It's amazing how through our trial of infertility that the Lord strengthened our marriage and turned our eyes and focus off of ourselves and toward orphans.
This brings us to here and now. Most of you know that adopting a child into a family can be a costly endeavor. We simply do not have the funds to fully finance an adoption. We know full well that embarking on this journey could take months to years, but are stepping out in faith that He will meet all of our needs.
We looked into surrogate, try to foster care or adopting from a foster care but after reading a lot and getting some informations we decided that we were going to pursue a adoption of a baby since that is what we feel in our hearts.
We decided to come up with some ideas that could help us out to raise some money and one of them would be a Puzzle Fundraiser. I wish Brian and I could afford all this by ourselves but we cant after spending so much in treatments, medicatioons, doctors visit. Adoption Can cost anywhere between $30,000.00 to $45,000.00 and those days nobody has that amount sitting around.
HOW THE PUZZLE FUNDRAISER WORKS:
We have purchased a 1000 piece puzzle. We are asking you to sponsor a puzzle piece for $25.00. You may sponsor more than one piece if you would like. Once you have sponsored a piece(s)…your name will be written on the back of the puzzle piece(s). When the puzzle is completed it will be hung in a double sided glass frame Our sweet little girl/boy will be able to see how many people helped in bringing her/him home. It will be placed on our wall to visually remind our family of all the love and support we have.
We humbly ask that if you feel led to help us make our dreams a reality to give toward our goal.If you do not feel led to give financially please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Both are greatly appreciated! Our ultimate desire is to bring God glory throughout this process.
God Bless All,
Brian & Juliana :)