How long can i continue like this? i have been waiting for so long after our marriage to be pregnant to no avail.
Why is adopting a child such a big issue in Nigeria and some other African countries? What can be more fulfilling than giving life and a good family to a child ?
Its been a journey that i least expected to happen, David and i had been good friends way back in the university. We were both inseparable and we knew we will definitely be getting hitched after school. We had a lovely quiet wedding with our friends and families all around us and our wedding night was one of the most memorable day of my life as we both decided to wait till that night.
Now its 8 yrs counting no single pregnancy not even a miscarriage. A visit to the Doctor after two years into the marriage, it was discovered that i had hormonal imbalance and David a low sperm count. We both were treated and assured that we should be able to have kids.
I spoke with an an elderly aunt last week and she advised that we should adopt a child. She revealed to me some shocking statistics :
She told me that maternity is not about birthing but about taking care of a child. That the power of adoption is the power of love. I couldn’t sleep that night. i was deep in thought and investigated further on the internet those that were adopted. I was truly moved when i also discovered that Joke Sylvia the famous veteran actress was an adopted child.
I was convinced it was the way to go but how do i tell my husband about this decision? How do i start to also ensure that he is in full support and protects me and our child from families and any other pressures that will definitely come?
I need help, please advice on the best way to go about this