Apex Couple's Struggle Results in Infertility Support Group
Posted October 27, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT
APEX — When couples deal with the problem of infertility, many of them feel very much alone. An Apex couple has begun a support group to help families through the tough times.
After years of heartache and disappointment, Mike and Michelle DeVoss have begun a support group for husbands and wives facing infertility.
The couple tried for four years to conceive. After using fertility drugs and surgeries, nothing worked.
With finances running low and emotions running high, the DeVosses cast their hopes on one more procedure, which carried a less-than-one percent chance of success.
However, the family beat the odds, and Joshua was born.
"We value Joshua so greatly, because we realize what a special miracle and blessing he is," she says.
Seven years later, the DeVoss family has given up the hope of having another child.
"We've been through so much heartache," Michelle says. "We would love to adopt. I just don't think I could take more disappointment."
Mike and Michelle want to share their insight and experience with others facing the same problem.
"We went through this for a reason," she says. "It strengthened our relationship as a couple and opened the avenue to counsel other infertile couples."
The DeVoss' infertility support group meets at Western Wake Medical Center in Cary on Fridays from 7 to 9:00 p.m.