A few days ago, after debating the decision for a long time, I decided to “go public” about my adoption journey on social media. A year and a half ago, when the full extent of my infertility was revealed and I found myself facing the possibility of never becoming a mother, I took a long hiatus from social media for my own mental health. I was in a very difficult mental space, and isolating myself in that way was, at the time, necessary to help myself return to a place of balance. I have since been mostly a lurker on Facebook, which contributed to my hesitation.
The response I’ve received since my post has been so overwhelmingly supportive that, despite my initial reservations, I know I made the right decision. Going through this without a partner with whom to commiserate, to buoy me through the turbulence of this emotional process, … Continue reading