Friday, February 13, 2009

Thank you TV

DH has been dragging his feet when it comes to filling out the 30 question autobiographical form. My gentle nudging was not doing the trick. Finally it came out that he was really hoping for the donor embryo to come through for us.

Oh.

So, we had a nice talk about keeping both pathways open. The adoption process takes so long that I don't want to lose time waiting for a donated embryo and then hoping that it will work. Because frankly, I'm not feeling that optimistic about 1) getting an embryo and 2) getting pregnant with said embryo.

I want to keep moving forward on the adoption plan.

So, what's a girl to do to more than gently nudge DH? TV

I recently discovered a show called Adoption Stories. It is on weekday mornings from 6:30 - 7 am. I have never asked him to watch it but every morning this week, he has sat down and watched with me. Of course, they always show a happy ending and they don't dwell on the approval process. It's been great because we then talk about the family and their experience. They have had all types of adoption - infant, international, older child, and today the featured a foster family who adopted two children.

This show is the perfect inspiration for us. I don't say this often, but I am grateful for TV.

3 comments:

Wordgirl said...

Hooray! Isn't it wonderful when TV acts for good rather than evil (although its mind-numbing qualities have been terrific for me this last year and a half).

I think G is the same way for some reason -- it's a process for him, each step, each direction...we're just at a slightly different pace, but ultimately together.

XO

Pam

Jennifer said...

That's great! Good luck with all those adoption docs!!!

Me said...

When we first started trying more than 3 years ago I was a total masochist and used to watch ALLLLLL the baby shows. Bringing Home Baby. House of Babies. A Baby Story. And Adoption Stories. To be honest, I never thought we'd have trouble getting pregnant and so at first I never watched the Adoption Stories. But then one day I did. For no particular reason whatsoever - probably I was just bored and it was on and so I left it on. In any case, as crazy as this sounds, that show totally changed my views of adoption. I often found myself crying at the end of the show just like in A Baby Story. I was totally moved by the love between those adoptive families.