Pursuing Infertility Treatment and Adoption at the Same Time

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We’re asked a lot of questions at Adoption & Beyond and one that I’m sometimes asked is whether or not a family should do infertility treatment and adoption at the same time. The answer I normally give is: it depends.

Although you are welcome to pursue infertility treatments while in the middle of the adoption process, we usually discourage it, mainly because it’s a very physically involved procedure. Infertility treatments include medical appointments, hormonal shots and fluctuations, and frequent testing. These are very physical demands, and the entire process can be emotionally draining.

As for adoption, there are many hoops to jump through, which can also be emotionally challenging. From home studies to paperwork, meeting the expecting mom, and the possibility of failed adoptions along with many other variables, the process of adoption can be just as stressful.

Adoption and infertility treatments come with their own set of struggles and both deserve proper care and attention. Typically, when you’re going through infertility treatments, there are many hormonal changes that take place, making it very challenging to be able to shift gears and develop a relationship with the expecting family you’re matched with. They may even feel that their child isn’t your first priority since you’re trying to get pregnant at the same time.

Since both adoption and infertility treatments are so emotionally and physically involved, we usually recommend that families pick one or the other and stick with it, at least for the duration of that process. Of course, we don’t believe in putting restrictions on families and what they can and cannot do. However, we do encourage families to take their time and think about their decision until they understand what’s best for everyone.

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This blog post is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Our services are not financial, business or legal advice. The information presented here is not a guarantee that you will obtain any results or earn any money using our content. Adoption & Beyond, Inc. owns all copyrights to the materials presented here unless otherwise noted.

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Meet Steffany Aye, the heart behind Adoption & Beyond since its inception in 1998. Fueled by a deep passion for supporting both birth and adoptive parents, Steffany's journey as an adoptive parent has continued the foundation for this non-profit adoption agency.

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