What Happens When Your Plan A Becomes Plan B?

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Join Laura Coleman from Family Money Coaching as she talks with Chelsie from Morgan’s Mighty Macs about her fertility journey and its unexpected and emotional detour into adoption and fostering.

How do you decide on a fundraiser for IVF?

Chelsie talks about how she decided on a fundraiser, even though she’d never made macarons before! Her determination to master the cookies is key to her story to overcoming any obstacle for a baby.

She experimented with flavors and currently offers these airy cookies sandwiched by frosting:

  • Death by chocolate
  • Apple cinnamon
  • S’mores
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Banana Chocolate
  • Pistachio
  • Caramel Apple
  • Banana Foster
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Peppermint
  • And more!

She offers them through her Facebook page Morgan’s Mighty Macs and also through local bakeries.

What do you do when your whole world is changed by your family members’ decisions?

Chelsie was living a full and busy life. She was working, going to school, and working on her IVF fundraiser in the evenings when she got an unexpected phone call during class one day.

Chelsie learned that her 8 month old half sister had actually been in foster care from birth, and not in the care of the baby’s mother, as she had been led to believe.

Suddenly, Chelsie’s fertility plan became an adoption and fostering plan. She had to prepare for a home study, baby-proof her apartment, and deal with the different money needs that an adoption brings up.

Going with the flow can help you stay positive while you’re on your journey

Chelsie’s describes the emotional rollercoaster of deciding to adopt and the change in her life plan with positivity. The macarons were a hobby for Chelsie, but now they’re a business. She credits her husband’s flexibility and support for making the cookies and adoption possible.

If you’re interested in additional ways to fundraise for IVF or adoption, you can find a great list of resources for grants here and fundraising ideas here.

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