My wife and I will be married for three years come this December. We have always wanted children but decided we would wait several years so we could experience married life together for some time before a child.
We began trying in conceiving a child last winter. After having difficulty we sought a doctor for help. We learned we were having difficultly due to a medical condition. We were faced with two options, AI, or in-vitro. I’ve ever believed in in-vitro and knew the Church was against it. I have only recently learned the Church is against artificial insemination. I was questionable about the Church’s stance so before anything, we decided to find out the answer ourselves. Well, for whatever reason, I didn’t find anything that said ‘no’, and moreover, my wife told me something she read/saw said it was ok. This was our fault, a real defined answer could have been easily found back then, as I recently have learned. I can only assume our thoughts were clouded with fog at the time.
Needless to say, we proceeded with AI. We are expecting our first child early next year.
Now, after learning of the Church’s official stance on AI, we feel ashamed and are full of guilt. But at the same time, we have a child on the way which has been brought to us from God. All we can do now is ask God for His forgiveness of our sins and help to nurture us as parents.
Please pray for us.