Sadie and Jarvis Sampson struggled for years to become pregnant. They tried everything before giving up and accepting that they would only ever be an aunt and uncle. Then, one day, they received a text that completely turned their life around.
Since getting married in January 2018, the pair has been trying to get pregnant. When that didn’t work out naturally, they tried everything else.
The Houston mother said to Love What Matters, “Ovulation tests, prenatal supplements, cycle tracking apps, fertility monitors.”
Even though we attempted uninvited advice from friends, family, and strangers, we decided against it. We tried, prayed, and waited for 14 months. repeatedly per month. following a negative test, a negative pregnancy test. We appeared to require assistance in order to become pregnant. Even so, we only discussed it with doctors.
Doctors didn’t seem to be able to do much to help the couple. Sadie underwent gastric surgery and Iơst 28 pounds after hearing the same advice from everyone: reduce weight and you’ll get pregnant.
Sadie’s OB/GYN expressed her joy at the weight decrease and Sadie’s pride in her.
Sadie stated, “She informed me that since she couldn’t give me the fertility medicine, if I wasn’t pregnant within six months she would refer me to a fertility specialist.” I was ecstatic about that. Finally, we received a response other than “no”! We were overjoyed when we heard “not right now.”
Sadly, unfortunately, the couple’s hopes of becoming parents were dashed when Sadie’s weight loss left them feeling as though they had begun from scratch.
Sadie said, “I had always felt that I was born to be a mother. “After my operation, I was told by my surgeon that I would be extremely fertile, but I still wasn’t pregnant. And so we gave up. We came to the conclusion that our only purpose in life was to serve as godparents and aunts to our goddaughters.
Sadie received a text from a friend asking if they would consider fostering a baby that a couple she knew were considering for their child, just as the couple was about to give up their heartbreaking attempts to conceive.
The couple was first hesitant since a caseworker had instructed them to watch the child while the mother sought therapy at that time. The couple feared they would become overly attached to the child. But soon after, the narrative was altered.
The caseworker responded, “The birth mom decided she would want you folks to adơрt the child instead.”
Sadie remembered the exact moment she realized she was going to become a mother, “Holy crap!! I said aloud,” she recounted.
Overnight, we went from being childless to considering foster care for a kid to being told, “You guys are parents! Still in shock, I listened to the caseworker as she spoke. I dialed my hubby after hanging up. ‘Babe!! They want to adơрt the child from us! They want us to have children, I yelled. ‘Wait! REALLY?! He exclaimed, “I thought they only wanted us to foster him.” ‘Nope! I remarked, “They want us to be his parents.”
The couple spent the weekend processing the terrible information while also getting ready in case the mother had a change of heart.
On Monday, the mother informed the couple that she still wanted them to adơрt the child and was prepared to sign an independent adơрtion contract.
Seven weeks early, at 33 weeks, their boy was born. He weighed 4 pounds, 5 oz. He was so small that Sadie could hold him in one of her husband’s hands.
Sadie said, “He was very small, wrapped in a white blanket with pink and blue stripes. “Because he was early, he couldn’t eat on his own, so he had an NG tube going out of his nose. But my, my, was he adorable!
The couple posted about their good news on social media, and they received advice to create a register. In just three days, 55 of the 72 goods they had advertised had been purchased.
After Ezra Lee’s adơрtion was confirmed in October 2020, the couple had the cutest family portraits shot while sporting t-shirts that said “families don’t have to match.”
Twin twins Journee and Destinee were born to Sadie and Jarvis in 2021 thanks to embryo dơnаtiоn. The black couple welcomed a boy and two girls, both white, into their family in keeping with their family’s credo, “Families don’t have to match.”