“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
While these may not be Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous words, on this particular celebration of his life we find them especially poignant. The fact that it coincides with Inauguration Day makes it all the more relevant.
As this administration starts its second term, we reflect on successes and challenges of the past four years. We have seen witnessed heated debates on issues like women’s healthcare, gay rights, and same-sex marriage equality. Our nation has faced frustration and tragedy beyond comprehension. And together, we move forward. We keep going, exploring new ideas, proposing new laws, enacting new policies, all in the hope that these actions will make us the stronger nation we strive to be. Though it’s difficult to see the end result now, we take those first steps.
Weighing decisions like egg donation and surrogacy - whether it’s as an intended parent, a donor, or a surrogate - require a similar faith. And it’s doesn’t have to be a leap. Baby steps, so to speak, are what bring you to what will ultimately be the best option for you. Research, exploration, and education are the tools to do that. Venturing into the unknown is scary, but trust that you will ultimately find an answer that gives you hope and peace. At ConceiveAbilities, we applaud you for taking the first step and are here to guide you along your way.
All Things Conceivable is a blog dedicated to sharing the knowledge and expert opinions of the dedicated team at ConceiveAbilities, a Chicago-based egg donation and surrogacy agency.