Episode 35: Fighting to Create a Family: Infertility, Local Adoption, & Fostering with Christina Jenkins

Infertility plagues so many couples. According to the CDC, approx. 10% of women have trouble getting and/or staying pregnant. Despite the prevalence, it’s still a hard topic to discuss. Whether you are dealing with infertility or know someone who is, you’ll benefit from Christina’s story of infertility, adoption, and fostering.

It’s always a challenge for me to play that game of push and pull when it comes to knowing how much to address or ignore about a friend’s challenge with infertility. I understand that it’s a sensitive topic, yet one that needs to be normalized to get people space to process the feelings and thoughts that accompany the physical struggles.

Christina takes us back to the beginning of her own journey. It is a personalized path, but she will share her perspective on how to care for the women around us and gain insight on appropriate times to bring up the topic and when to leave it alone. Christina and her husband decided to pursue local adoption and I can’t wait for you to hear what that has looked like in their lives.

Beyond the adoption of their daughter, they have struggled to decide which path to choose next in growing their family. Christina is very open and honest about what they have considered and the surprises and roadblocks that have defined their story.

Faith & Foster Care by Dr. John DeGarmo

Due to the respect Christina has for her kids and their unique family situations, her social media profiles are not public. If you would like to get in touch with her, please let me know. Find me on Instagram @piecesofgrit or email me at rachel@piecesofgrit.com and I will help you connect with Christina.