Three Options to Have a Baby - Keri's Story Video

Keri shares the three options she had to chose between to become a parent.
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What three options did you have while trying to become parents? Keri: Our three options that we had, that we looked at were trying to continue to try to conceive on our own, by figuring out what the problem and fixing that problem which we did try that in the beginning. Next option was just to go down the path of infertility treatments and the various options that you have within that scope. And then the third option that we chose as another option is adoption. And we ultimately chose to do the third which was adoption but we put all three on the table and we looked at all three and we chose what was best for us and I feel as though that in seeing a lot of our friends, and people that are struggling with fertility, that they don't put adoption on the forefront. That they don't look at it as another option, that's it's kind of way in the back and it is an option that happens when all else fails, when they win through their five or six rounds of fertility and it just didn't work, then the adoption is the final straw to have a child and we didn't want that. We wanted it to be a part of the initial decision that we were making and ironically that was never presented to us when they said, okay here are your ways of having a child, either you conceive on your own, you go through these treatment or the other option is that you can adopt. It wasn't discussed, I don't know if its place for the doctor to discuss it but it is an option and I think that people should be aware that it should be an option at the forefront.

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