Some of the goals that I set for myself are one-time things that haven’t happened yet (mostly because of the weather), so I’ll just update you on my five biggest goals – the one bite at a time kind.
UPDATE: Our fundraiser is closed – thanks for your support!
Adoption isn’t easy.
For us, adopting isn’t just about adding children to our family. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27), and we believe that these easily overlooked embryonic orphans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16).
Since Embryo Adoption isn’t very common, I thought I’d outline the general process for you guys. Our adoption agency, Nightlight, also does domestic and international adoptions. There aren’t a lot of laws regarding embryo adoptions, so they try to keep the embryo adoption process as close to a regular adoption as possible. The home study, education requirements, and matching process are all very similar to any other domestic adoption.
Since I didn’t design a Christmas card this year, I was feeling the need to design something. Here’s an infographic look at what 2014 was like for the Kieklaks!
In my post yesterday, I announced that Steve & I are currently going through the embryo adoption process with Nightlight Christian Adoptions. Unless you know someone who has gone through an embryo adoption, you probably don’t know much about it. You’re probably even thinking that it’s the same as IVF.
It’s actually pretty different.
Since my diagnosis this summer, there have been quite a few times that people have recommended in-vitro fertilization to us as an option. There are several important reasons why Steve & I don’t believe it’s biblically and ethically right to do IVF (except in some specific cases), so I thought I’d outline them quickly here.
I had planned to post a longer post today, but Steve & I have been having too much fun enjoying our day off together. Don’t worry, we haven’t been going too crazy – just watching some Muppet Christmas Carol and putting up our tree, then Thanksgiving dinner and games with some friends at church. (Also, we mailed in our adoption paperwork, so you’ll be hearing more about that process soon!)