Over the last three years our family has adopted two little girls after seven years of secondary infertility. We walked a very long and painful journey, but I would re-live every single second we spent on that road seven times over to bring our daughters into our family.
God used those seven years to refine me as an individual and us as a family, and taught us that we need to love Him despite our circumstances and trust His plan even when it is different than our own.
Our story is one of high highs and low lows, of loss, despair, hope, joy, and ultimately of a miracle. When we thought we couldn't afford to spend one more penny, God provided, and we were able to complete a $35k adoption. And another $45k one two years later.
One of the things that has always really frustrated me is the fact
that the cost of fertility treatments and adoption can make these options unattainable for some families. It is the salt in the wounds of infertility, and it is the reason so many children are without a home.
Since experiencing this painful reality myself, I have felt that at some point in my life I would become an advocate for these families.
Last year God made it clear that the time had come for me to step up to the plate. And the Choose Joy Event was born.
Last year's event was amazing. It was truly one of the most incredible days of my life. Choose Joy is a one day faith-based conference event geared toward people experiencing infertility and/or desiring to build their family through adoption.
There will be a dinner, some break-away sessions where attendees can choose to hear about topics closest to their heart and situation, and then a final session with some special surprises and where our Keynote Speaker, Rachel Goode will share her story.
But the best and most exciting part is that at the end of the event we will be raffling off funds to help one lucky attendee grow their family!
If you are walking the painful and often lonely road of infertility, or even if you have never experienced infertility but still have a desire to grow your family through adoption, I would love for you to attend this event! Registration will open Tuesday, October 9th.
If you have an organization that would like to offer informational services to our attendees, please email me.
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If you have a heart for this topic, and would like to offer financial support to this event, you can make a donation by clicking on the Donate Now button in the right sidebar.