Anyone who has struggled with infertility will know just how difficult and dark an experience it can be; something which Spencer and Whitney Blake can certainly attest to.
After being diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’, the couple decided to try out fertility treatments to start their much longed-for family. Three years later, however, they chose to end their efforts and, instead, they turned to adoption.
Having adopted two little boys, in 2012 and 2014, the Blakes are now proud parents-of-two, and they decided to share their journey through infertility and adoption with the world.
It was through their blog, On An Adventure: A Girl and Her Boys, that they first shared their own take on the ‘pregnancy announcement’ – the ‘infertility announcement’.
Choosing to put a humorous slant on something that can be so dark and upsetting, the couple took popular ‘baby announcements’ and turned them on their head to reflect the thoughts and emotions of their own journey.
Explaining the inspiration behind the photos to Buzzfeed.com, the Blakes said: “We realise that is not how everyone deals with challenges, but for us personally, for this particular problem, we found that having a sense of humour made infertility a bit more bearable.”
The couple’s photos have since gone viral, and Spencer and Whitney admitted to being only too happy to provide a little light comic relief to a couple who may be going through a dark time otherwise.
What do you think of the Blakes’ response to their infertility struggle?