The couple were sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ to get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ so they decided to spend their savings $96,000 for a house on ⒾⓋⒻ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ which gave them four children. Amanda Ralls, 34, and her husband, Nathan, 35, from Orange County, California, who sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ with ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ. They decided to spend their money on ⒾⓋⒻ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ to start a family rather than on a house. After sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ to get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ for three years, Amanda was referred to an ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ and ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ she sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ from ⓅⒸⓄⓈ.
Amanda said: “We tried ⒾⓊⒾ first of all which was unsuccessful. So the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ suggested that we should do ⒾⓋⒻ going forward. I was sᴄʀᴇᴀᴍɪɴɢ, crying and ᴘᴀɴɪᴄᴋɪɴɢ when I was told this. I really sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ with it all because I knew I was the reason why we ᴡᴇʀᴇɴ’ᴛ getting ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. I ʙʟᴀᴍᴇᴅ ᴍʏsᴇʟF. It was ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛɪɴɢ because as a woman it feels like ᴏɴᴇ of our purposes is to ᴄᴀʀʀʏ a baby and have children. It was ᴀ ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇ accepting that I ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ do this. Going through ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ is ᴏɴᴇ of the biggest challenges you can put on a marriage. It was extremely difficult but I think that because we got through it, we have an unbreakable bond that is even stronger now. My husband supported me by letting me know that he would do anything financially to give us the family we were desperate for. At the start of our ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ we had talked about how the money we had in our home fund could instead fund our ⒾⓋⒻ. My husband said to me that there was no point in having a home if we don’t have anyᴏɴᴇ to put in it. That was ᴏɴᴇ of the most encouraging things he’s ever said to me. And so we decided to go full steam ahead with the ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ. In total, it has cost us around $96,000.”
In July 2016, Amanda had her first Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴇʀ which was successful and she gave birth to her eldest son, Anderson, in May 2017. She wanted a sibling for her son and ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴇʀʀᴇᴅ a boy and girl ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ in February 2018. Only ᴏɴᴇ ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ took and she gave birth to her daughter, Penelope, in October 2018. Amanda had always wanted three children so decided to go again and ᴛʀᴀɴsFᴇʀʀᴇᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs again in June 2019 but ᴜɴFᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀᴛᴇʟʏ, ɴᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ of them took. Amanda said: “In October we decided to try again and we ended up being ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with my twin boys who were born in June last year. I loved being ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. I wish I could be ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ every day. I just ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ wait to meet each of my babies. When I Fᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with twins I was ecstatic. I said to Nathan that we were going to have a football team.”
Now the couple, who live with Amanda’s parents, ended up having four babies in three years thanks to ⒾⓋⒻ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ and are so happy that their family is now complete. She added:” We could ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ have dᴏɴᴇ this without the sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ of my parents and them letting us live with them. A home will eventually come for us. But having our babies has been more important than anything. Our life is ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ and full of ᴄʜᴀᴏs but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We are definitely living a dream and are so grateful to everybody who has helped us along the way. We will ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ be able to thank our ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ enough and her staff for everything that they do for families sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ with ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ and the help they have provided us throughout the years. Having four kids in three years has been a lot to handle, but our family is now complete and we are so happy.”