Spencer and Whitney Blake, proud parents of two little boys, haven’t had an easy road to parenthood.
After trying for a baby for about a year, they were diagnosed with unexplained infertility” and begana long journey of trying fertility treatments. After three years, they decided to consider adoption.
We both pretty quickly felt a lot of peace with the decision to finally draw a curtain on fertility treatments and focus our attention on growing our family through adoption,they said.
In 2012, they adopted their first son, and then their second boy in 2014, and began blogging about their experiences.
We share our experience with adoption, particularly open adoption, because we want people to know that its not something strange, uncommon, or scary, the pair wrote. Its beautiful.
One of those experiences is seeing all thepregnancy announcements on Instagram and Pinterest. So one day they decided, “Why notcreate our own ‘infertility photos’?
We were cracking ourselves up as we brainstormed in the car; it ended up being a really fun project for us to bring to life, the couple said.
In honor of Infertility Awareness week, they decided to post the photos on their blog, and there was no shortage of inspiration.
We realize that is not how everyone deals with challenges, but for us personally, for this particular problem, we found that having a sense of humor made infertility a bit more bearable, they wrote.
Getting a little big saucy.
Their photos have been getting some media attention, and they’re just grateful they can spread their message in a humorous way.
People have told us they got a well-needed laugh out of them, the pair wrote.
We hope weve been a support to people, just as perfect strangers have been a support to us by sending us emails and messages telling us they appreciated the sentiments.
They have also received messages from other who are dealing with infertility, and the couple’s pictures made them think of things in a new way.
They know that when theywere struggling, even small gestures of support meant a lotto them, and they’re happy to do the same.
Just the simplest acknowledgement that what we were going through was hard was so appreciated, they wrote. We were always so grateful when someone took the time to let us know they cared.
If you want to read more from the Blake’s, be sure to check out their blog.
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