That’s Right, Parents

15 12 2010

Yes, Marcie and I want to have kids. It’s ridiculous to bury a nugget of such enormous personal relevance in more nonsense about Doctor Who (previous post, if you didn’t see it), but that’s how it goes.I figure the readers who know me are the only ones that care, and most of them have heard, but some have not. So here’s the scoop.

We started trying about 2 years ago. We had suspected that we might have fertility problems, and that is the case. Last January we started some fertility treatments. I’ll spare you the details, but basically it’s one step down from in vitro fertilization, which is really expensive and only has about a 60% success rate, so we’re thinking we probably won’t go that far. We had three attempts over the last year, one which did not result in pregnancy, and the other two resulted in miscarriages. We’ll probably try again at least once. In the meantime, we’re looking into adoption. In fact in a couple hours we start a seminar at an open adoption agency. The seminar is the first of many steps that will also take a lot of time and money. But then, so will kids, so that’s okay.

There are already lots of funny and awful stories about the fertility clinic, but I’m not ready to share those just yet. Maybe once this whole process reaches some kind of resolution. Maybe in comic form. Depending how the adoption process goes, I may share some stories about that. Meanwhile, expect more drivel about imaginary aliens. Hooray!





4 responses

15 12 2010

If you haven’t read it yet, check out “The Kid” by Dan Savage. From what I gather, Oregon is one of the best states in the nation for open adoption.

15 12 2010

Thanks for the recommendation Alyssa. We have read The Kid, and we’re going to the same agency that Dan Savage used.

17 12 2010

Dude, congrats on going down this path. In spite of knowing me and seeing how I turned out, you’re still going to do it! Yay!

I fully support your corrupting, er, I mean raising a child.

Let me know if you need a character reference. I wonder if mine would carry more weight, being adopted myself, and all?


17 12 2010

Thanks Troy. We probably will ask you for a reference letter when the time comes. As long as you don’t mention any of those crazy experiments we used to talk about…%)

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