Our Family Timeline


photo by Lindsey Redfern
June 8, 2001: Married.

2004: First start trying for a baby.

Fall 2007: Found lump in abdomen; diagnosed with endometriosis. Justin is diagnosed with low motility.

November 2007: Surgery for endometriosis; doctor discovers two tumors on uterus.

January 2008: Start Femara; first IUI.

March 2008: Second IUI.

April 2008: New doctor; start Clomid.

May 2008: Third IUI.

June 2008: Start Lupron injections to send body into menopause.

June 2008: Decide to pursue adoption.

July 2008: Chose A New Beginning Adoption Agency and begin homestudy.

September 2008: Officially on waiting list.

October 2008: Contacted by pregnant teen; took her to dinner and she invited us to her ultra-sound. Never heard from her again.

January 2009: Completed Lupron treatments and started accupuncture and Chinese herbs.

March 2009: Teamed up with Heart to Heart Adoption Agency in Utah.

April 1 2009: Phone call with a birth mom going through Heart to Heart. She loved us. Got a phone call from A New Beginning within ten minutes saying we'd been selected by one of their birth moms. Faced with a hard decision.

April 3, 2009: Choose the situation at A New Beginning. May 8 is the due date, but a c-section was scheduled for April 28.

April 17, 2009: Our baby girl was born at 6:08 pm.

April 18, 2009: Met our daughter.

April 21, 2009: Placement day. Took Jocelyn home.

December 7, 2009: Finalized the adoption.

December 12, 2009: Jocelyn sealed to us for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.

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