Where do I start? It is quite daunting to give an overview of our lives and our baby-making attempts in a one-pager in the hope that we will find a generous woman who can identify with us and help us to have a family – a family we have both dreamed about for years.
We started TTCing about 8 years ago. We’ve tried it all from our own IVF cycles to natural fertility specialists and it’s certainly been a long roller-coaster of hope and disappointment. About three years ago we found out that I had a thyroid issue which is now well-monitored and maintained through medication. Then after a number of years explaining to doctors that I was a DES baby, our new FS finally did some tests and discovered some type of killer cells which is also fixable through medication.
Over the course of about two years we’ve been very lucky to have had two generous donors. Our first donor program resulted in one egg which was a BFN much to the disappointment of our donor who tried everything to make it happen and who will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Our second program resulted in two eggs. The first transfer resulted in a BFP. I’ll never forget how excited we were and the emotions I felt getting that BFP. I cried buckets of happy tears. It was one of the best days of our lives. Our donor was so over the moon. Then when we had our first scan the baby’s heartbeat had stopped. It was such a devastating time for us. To be so close and to have it taken away was heart wrenching. We had our second transfer about two months ago which resulted in a BFN. And now we are here looking again for a special woman out there who would be happy to donate her eggs to us.
We understand that this is such a big ask – a completely generous gift to someone you really don’t know well. My husband and I can promise you from the bottom of our hearts that we will give our child a home full of love, understanding, acceptance, and happiness, for the rest of our lives. There is no greater desire we have than to have our own family.
My husband and I married later in the life: both waiting to meet the ‘right one’ and then we did! We just love the way our relationship has grown and strengthened over the years: from the bizarre little things that we laugh about like our own, strange habits to working together to achieve our dreams. To us, our love just gets better over time, and strangely, our challenges with having a family have strengthened our love. My husband has been the most supportive and caring man during this time and I wouldn’t change him for the world.
We’ve just moved to Canberra for my husband’s work and have just bought a house. It is such a great family home and we both love living in Canberra – certainly a great place to raise a family.
Our immediate family consists of three – us and the dog. If I was to sum it all up I would say that we are a healthy, loving, happy, financially secure, well-adjusted and balanced couple who would love to have our own child.
We are a very family orientated couple and our home is like an open home for our families and a sleep-over haven for our nieces and nephew. Our youngest niece loves to come for sleep-overs so she can spend time with me making ‘smelling’ paintings from our garden, tickling my husband and training our dog who ends up with stomach aches from so many treats. She has just turned 10 and still loves teasing my husband on Skype.
Our interests are varied: some of my favourites are in the arts – music, dance, painting, books, playing the piano – gardening, walking, and cooking (my husband, family and friends love the eating!). My husband loves anything that it is ‘IT..able’ and gadgetry (he works in systems), golf, documentaries and music. We both love pottering around the house, enjoying the outdoors and entertaining family and friends.
We hope that there is a special woman out there who will offer us this incredibly generous gift, who is under 35 years and has completed their own family. If so we’d be happy to pay for all the associated costs. It doesn’t matter if you are in interstate, we will organise and pay for all travel and accommodation. And if you would like contact with our child we‘d be absolutely delighted to accommodate your wishes. We would also honour your privacy if that was your wish.
If you would like to help or have any questions for us please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering us.