Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hey Interneters..........WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!

Most of you know that Jim and I have been looking into different family building options for quite some time now.

Well we have finally made some concrete decisions.
Pretty scary and emotion-filled decisions.

1.We are NOT going to pursue anymore medical interventions with the fertility doc.
2.We are NOT going to "actively try" but rather go back to basics and enjoy our sex life again!
3.We are GOING ahead with trying to adopt domestically.

This is the reason for this post:

We need your help!

Many of you have recently received a letter from us in regards to our adoption plans
BUT we are hoping many others out there in BLOGLAND are reading this as well.

Here is our letter re-printed in hopes that either a birthmother somewhere out there will be reading OR that someone knows of a birthmother who wants to place her child!!!

Dear Friends, Family and loyal readers,

I am sending out this mass letter in hopes of quickly reaching as many people as

Most of you know by now that Jim and I have been on a journey trying to have a
child since late 2007. After several unsuccessful months, we decided to pursue
getting some help from a fertility specialist. After much testing it was
determined that there were fertility issues for us both.

The specialist feels that our chances of conceiving without significant medical
intervention is extremely poor. The recommended course of treatment would be
In Vitro Fertilization.

Jim and I have given much thought to this and feel that given my age, past
medical problems and finances, we would NOT pursue this avenue.

We do however want very much to have a child or children in our lives.

This is the reason I am writing – Jim and I are now pursuing domestic adoption
and need your help!

We have looked into private agencies as well as the public child welfare
systems. We have also been in contact with a friend who works for an adoption

It seems that the quickest and least expensive route for us to bring home a
child of our own would be to locate a birthmother ourselves.

We were encouraged to put the word out in any way we could, to everyone we knew
in hopes that a contact may be made. As such, here is our first attempt at
getting the word out. We are planning on building an informational family
website online as well as putting ads on youtube.com.

Here is where you come in:

We are asking all of you to keep this in your thoughts as you go about your
days. Please fee free to pass this information on to your friends, co-workers,
family, church groups, etc. The more we are able to get the word out, the
broader our chances are of starting a family. We feel strongly that if enough
people get the word out for us that the child that is meant to be ours will

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

Check out our family building endeavors on my blog:

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Jenn and Jim Barnhouse


1 comment:

Beautiful Mess said...

Good for you! I'm glad you made a decision and you're putting it out there and asking for help. I'll keep my eyes and ears open. It may be a long shot, but ya never know!
Good luck!!!