I really feel for this couple and wish them the best with the adoption process. I can't imagine how heartbreaking this situation would be for a couple who wants to have children. But this part of the story really caught my eye:
Due to an agreement with the Catholic school she worked for, in vitro fertilization was not an option for the Boydes.
Yep. Because in the Catholic Church, in vitro fertilization is a "mortal sin."
There are a few reasons given by the Church for its stance on this procedure. According to this site,
And then there's this:
Just for fun, here's another reason:
I'm not a religious/God person, and I have many disagreements with the Catholic Church, this being just one of them. What I've never received a good explanation for is this: Isn't it possible God had a hand in making something like IVF possible, so that a couple like this one could conceive? Why is that so hard to believe (especially compared to some of the absurdities in the Bible)?
Reminds me of this little story, which I reference as often as possible: