My husband Liam and I have been together for 9 years and married for 7 years. We met and fell in love in Cape Town, South Africa but immigrated to Calgary, Alberta in November 2015.
Our five-year journey through infertility can only be described as an emotional rollercoaster, moments of excitement and hope as we approached each treatment cycle followed by complete disappointment when it failed and absolute devastation when we had three soul crashing miscarriages.
My husband always said “I’m not sure what our family will look like but I know we will have one because love makes a family” A year ago I was physically, mentally and emotionally drained and couldn’t bear the thought of continued treatments yet my heart ached to be a mother.
Infertility over the past years had controlled so much of our lives but we decided to pursue embryo adoption as our last shot to be parents. We matched privately with an amazing couple whose kindness and grace is nothing but extraordinary.
The learning curve was steep as we entered unfamiliar territory dealing with lawyers, psychologist visits, shipping processes and different fertility clinic procedures but we persevered and today I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with our little boy Aiden who arrives in November. Infertility is not for the faint of heart but a journey for the full of heart.
“Not flesh of my flesh or bone of my bone but miraculously my own”
Dr Alisha Rai