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Single Lawyer Struggling with Infertility Becomes Foster Parent, Gets Life-Changing News Weeks Later

She didn't see this coming.

Mom Holding Baby in Arms

"Being a mom was so important to me, no matter in what capacity."

Photo: iStock

During my annual visit to my ob/gyn, my doctor detected something rather large that was causing me discomfort. At the time, I was 40, divorced twice, single and still desperately hopeful that I would be blessed with a child one day. I thought the discomfort was just related to getting older and perhaps being peri-menopausal. That was not the case.

The tests revealed fibroids inside me, including one as large as a football pushing on my uterus, and it had to come out.

A few months before my 41st birthday I had the due to my age.

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