I am a 52 year old momma of 3. My birth experince never got off the ground. We tried for many years to get pregnent but I had endrometriosos and I was too low in one hormone and too high in another. I had hormone shots and took pills for another. Also nothing was getting through my cervex so I had artofitial inseminations for at least a solid year. Every month when my period started was a dagger to my heart. It was all consuming and all I could think about. Finally my tears ran out and I just couldn't do it any more. My husband was wonderful through the whole thing. I think he wanted to stop before I did but let me decide when to stop.
We started the adoption process through childrens home society of Washington. Long process but all worth it. We were told about a baby with some orthopedidc problems who was in Mary Bridge nicu. We met him a week before christmas in 1992. Matt had just gotten a feeding tube and tracheostomy because of asperation pnumonia. We both fell in love with him and brought him home January 7 1993. I bought all the baby things I always wanted to buy. then came all the medical equipment and his room was very full. He is now 23 years old and is a wonderfull young man.
We also have 2 wonderful girls that we met in Port Toundsend at there foster home. We brought them home in December of 1994. Melissa was 5 and Jessica was 3. Melissa remembered a lot about her birth mother so she had a lot of problems to handle. Jessica was just a tippical 3 year old that was just glad to be with her sister. Melissa has made me a Grandma and is finally living on her own. Jessica is a kindergarten teacher in Orovile, Wa.
So you see you don't have to give birth to your children to be a mother. I am still sad that I never got to experience pregnancy or giving birth but I wouldn't have my wonderful children without what I went through.
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