Timeline

2008 – We meet

2010 – Married

July 2012 – Started TTC

Dec 2012 – Promotion at work (stopped TTC)

Nov 2013 – Started TTC again

Aug 2014 – Initial fertility testing, discover issues with sperm count

Sept 2014 – Hubby diagnosed with a varicocele in remaining testicle

Oct 2014 – Start domestic adoption application

Nov 2014 – Varicocele embolization, second sperm analysis with poor results

Jan 2015 – Officially on the wait list for adoption (#147)

March 2015 – Clomid Round #1 – Fail

April 2015 – Clomid Round #2 – Fail

May 2015 –  Receive first phone call to have our adoption profile shown but make the difficult decision to decline

August 2015 – Wait list check (#132, #106 considering those on hold)

Sept 2015 – Clomid Round #3 – Fail

Jan 2016 – Waitlist check (#110, #83 considering those on hold; our profile was shown once last year)

April 2016 – Home study update. Wait list check (#102, #72 considering those on hold; our file has not been shown since we last checked in Jan 2016).  We decide to place ourselves on hold as our final trip deposit has been paid.

May 12, 2016 – The agency informs us our profile had been shown again prior to putting ourselves on hold and request permission to show our home study.  We agree!

May 25, 2016 – The other family we are being compared to is selected. We decide to place ourselves on hold on the waitlist until we return from Africa in August.

August 23, 2016 – We are active on the waitlist once again (#77, #62 considering those on hold).

Sept 9, 2016 – We are consulted on whether we wish to have our file shown.  We agree!

December 9, 2016 – Waitlist check (#67, #46 considering those on hold).  Limbo continues for the file we were consulted on in September.

January 4, 2017 – We accept that the twin birthmother has likely chosen a path other than adoption after the agency shares she has not been in contact for over a month.  Time to move on.

January 24, 2017 – While placing ourselves on hold for instant placements in anticipation of my trip to India, we learn our file is out again for a birth mother due in April.

February 2, 2017 – April birth mother has selected another family.

February 28, 2017 – Back on the waitlist for instant placements after returning from India. Waitlist check (#59, #41 considering those on hold).

April 11, 2017 – Waitlist check (#53, #39 considering those on hold).

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