A couple has been struggling for nine years to have a baby and discovered it was due to infertility. They share their story of traveling to get their newborn baby boy. When they see him, they know he is their son, Jacob Chen. Through the first couple of months of being brand new parents, the change has stretched them. The Chens say they have been learning and it’s been joyful to have their family. They have faith and trust in God, knowing that they themselves were “adopted” by Him, and the Chens were excited to give Jacob the same chance to be adopted by them and by God.
Tears overwhelm them as they see their son for the first time in the hospital. Holding him and rocking him, the love of those who have been praying for Jacob and their family are felt. As they watch him grow and reflect upon their life and his, they hope that “God will be glorified through Jacob.”
Research shows that infertility is common in “about 6% of married women 15–44 years of age in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex (infertility). Also, about 11% of women 15–44 years of age in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity).” Men can also have infertility problems, at approximately the same rates as women.
Though the Chen’s struggled with infertility, they had been praying for a child. With many prayers and with time passing, God brought Jacob to them.