One Day, One Dollar at a Time -- Our Fertility Journey
Organized by: Tara Dicks
Tara Dicks via Crowdrise
August 28, 2014
Thank you so much for visiting our fundraiser! My name is Tara; my husband is Kaylum. We hope you will be inspired to join us on our journey to become not just a couple, but a family, though the joy of adoption.
Kaylum and I got married 8 years ago, after dating for only 5 months, because we were so eager to start a family of our own. Neither of us have children from previous relationships. We hoped and prayed for twins -- or more! -- because we love children and wanted the joy of creating lives that were the combination of our love for each other. We were so excited about having little geeklings and nerdlings! Instead we found ourselves on the unbelievably difficult, hard to put into words, road of infertility. You can check out our profile for more info on that.
We have tried fertility treatments and IUI without success. We struggled with the choice of trying in vitro fertilization for a long time, because of our desire to have biological children. But the cost is great. And the potential health risks are even greater.
And so we prayed. And we found that both of us have come to realize that we want to raise a child, more than we need to “have a baby.” We are excited about the idea of raising a little bundle of joy, no matter what. God has laid this path on both of our hearts and we want to honor that. We are honored by the thought of some birth mother out there choosing us to care for and raise her child.
We will be starting the process soon and we invite you to join us on our journey. Please take some time to pray and think about it, and if you feel led, please donate. Share our page with your friends and co-workers. On our part, we are setting aside a large portion of my salary each paycheck toward adoption and are applying for every grant we can find. We plan to have some fun fundraisers along the way, so check back with us for updates!