The article recounts Don and Nancy’s decade-long attempt to conceive naturally, which included in vitro fertilization and taking infertility drugs. With successful careers, but no child in their lives, the couple ultimately sought out adoption as a viable route to growing their family.
Initially attempting to adopt from China, the Crowes gave up that idea when the rules changed dramatically. As part of the “older” category of prospective parents, Don and Nancy were now only allowed to adopt children who were toddler-aged or older. After this disappointment, they began to look elsewhere in the world for children who needed them.
In Part Two of this article, the Crowes find success – and a daughter – in Central America.