I found out a few weeks ago that my chances of conceiving a child are very very slim. I could go through Clomid, In-Vitro, or Surrogacy, but they are so expensive and multiples CANNOT HAPPEN TO ME... WE live in a small two bedroom house with 2 cats and more than one child would be very hard to deal with. Plus add into that my Dual Fusion, DDD and SS... So my husband and I have decided to try adoption. Here are the problems that might pop up:
1.) We live in a mobile home park( it is much cheaper to live here on the money we make than an apartment) I know there are certain stereotypes that come with that.
2.) I am morbidly obese (BMI 42) due to not being able to exercise so much with my congenital back problems. I do not, however, have high blood pressure,diabetes or any of the other co-morbitities associated with it.
3.) I have a L3-L5 Spinal Fusion due to Spinal Stenois and DDD that I inherited from my family. Even if I was normal weight, It would still be this bad. I cannot run or do any really vigorous activity (without serious pain afterwards)
But, I have picked up a baby, changed diapers, fed, played with children, etc even with these.
I was one of those people that was meant to be a mom. It is all I have ever wanted to be. I have a great rapport with children and could give a child a loving, nurturing home. But with these odds, do you think it is even an option? IF any of you have adopted while being a spiney, please share your story with me. I need to know what I might be up against.