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Will and Marcus

Marcus Enrique, on the right, was born in Guatemala on April 1, 2006, and he became our son that year on October 30. William Alejandro, born December 19, 2006, joined our family at home on November 21, 2007.

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our story

As the clock struck midnight, Greg and I kissed. We were ringing in 2006 and saying adios to the old year. We had big plans for 2005 and nothing worked out as we hoped. 2005 was supposed to be our last year as only a couple. We never thought it would end without being a single step closer to creating a family. Despite our disappointment at the conclusion of the old year, we remained hopeful and confident that 2006 would bring great changes to our household.

Ten days later we got our first glimpse of how great those changes would be.

After trying for nearly a year to get pregnant, I had finally convinced my doctor to run some tests on me. The test that day was merely routine. My doctor and I talked with ease and made plans for the next steps. The look on my doctor's face when the test results appeared made it clear that the journey ahead would be taking an alternate route.

Several sleepless nights and two MRI's later, my doctor confirmed that I had a unicornuate uterus. It is a birth defect that managed to stay hidden until infertility testing began. Essentially, I have only half of a uterus, connected to a single ovary. Even if pregnancy were to occur, the reduced space in my uterus would not be able to stretch enough to support a full term pregnancy.

No matter how often the other goals of my life have changed, I've always known that I wanted to be a mother. Now, despite the unexpected news from my doctor, we finally feel confident that our dream of having a family will soon come true. While others might struggle with how to move on, for us, the answer is easy: We are going to adopt.

-- Annie


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