The journey from their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the clinic in St. Louis, MO, was an exhausting six-hour drive. On that morning, Sarah prepared herself for the long ride, however, she didn’t prepare herself for the bad news she was about to receive.
After a very disappointing meeting with the fertility specialist, it was clear that no matter what Sarah did and no matter which doctor she would go to, she would probably never be able to conceive and carry a baby in her own body. There was no way she could become pregnant. Sarah’s world crumbled down on her.
They Had It All
Sarah and Andy were a happy and content couple. They enjoyed each other's company and were happy to live a simple life. Having said that, Sarah knew there was one thing that would make her life complete. Andy knew it too. They wanted a family that was bigger than just the two of them.
A few years after they wed, they decided to go to a fertility specialist as things were not going naturally for them. This was a turning point in their lives, and there was no going back. What life was hiding from Sarah would soon rise to the surface, leaving her overwhelmed and astonished.
Far Away From Home
Sarah and Andy lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For the most part, they were happy with their choice to live there, but there was one thing the location lacked — someone who could help them conceive. They couldn't find a good local fertility specialist, and they found themselves traveling all the way to St. Louis, MO. There are no limits to what parents (even future ones) do for their children.
The couple was determined to make their dream come true and were willing to travel wherever it was needed to make this happen. There was nothing that was going to get in their way.
Too Much Too Soon
At first, Sarah and Andy were considering in-vitro fertilization. This procedure and everything that came along with it was much more invasive than what Sarah initially thought, however, she was willing to go through it.
The chances of Sarah getting pregnant this was were still extremely low, though — under 10%. Also, as if to make things more difficult, it was so much more expensive than what they realized at first. $15,000 for one basic IVF cycle. Sarah infused herself with optimism and good thoughts. If plan A didn't work out, and plan B wasn't for them either, there was always plan C.
They Found a Way
After getting the full picture regarding IVF treatments, adoption suddenly became the magic word for the two. It was about to make everything and anything possible and bring Sarah and Andy that much closer to their long-awaited dream. It seemed like the best and most logical thing to do.
And like most things in life, this path would bring with it various obstacles, and things were not going to sail smoothly all the way. Sarah and Andy were about to confront one of the greatest mysteries in life. One of those that no matter what you do, you can never truly be prepared for.