What would you go through to achieve your dream? For me it was having a baby. After failing at what Mother Nature says comes naturally, my husband and I took advantage of everything modern medicine had to offer, again without results. Determined to be parents, we were left with the only remaining path – adoption. Though this seemed a more manageable route, adoption is far from predictable. This time our roller coaster ride faced unpredictable birth mothers, unreliable baby brokers, media competitions, mid-night crank calls, repeatedly changing government regulations and strangling red tape.
Gilda Dangot Simpkin is a trainer, mediator and counselor who has published over a dozen articles on effective communication and management. These articles have appeared in a variety of magazines including Human Resources Management and Training Magazine. She has had a 30-year career as a speaker and seminar leader.
I sat stunned, as if I had been hit by a huge boulder; I felt as if I had been propelled into some distant place, where a wall separated me from the rest of the world. My breath felt shallow, I couldn’t focus my eyes as I blinked back tears and my head was in a fog, as if I had experienced a head injury. But nothing physical had happened; it was the day the results of my first in vitro fertilization were delivered.