Category: autosomal recessive genetic disease

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Jan 2003 - Deciding to Adopt

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. January 2003 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with... Read more »

Adopting After Loss - Part Two

About a month ago, I wrote a post about our decision to adopt after losing our first baby.  It was such a major decision that it warrants more than a single post.  Losing a baby is experienced differently by different people.  Some women who have lost a full-term baby or have even had multiple miscarriages... Read more »

Adopting After Losing A Baby

Finding Katie Why did Andrew and I decide to adopt immediately after losing our first baby instead of trying another pregnancy?  Making the decision to adopt is always a personal decision, but here is the exact reasoning behind our choice: After the autopsy, the doctors told us that Matthew suffered from an autosomal recessive condition. ... Read more »