Warning: major 9 Months With Courteney Cox spoilers ahead!
After fighting an uphill battle with infertility for nearly 10 years, Candace and Tim Farris were willing to do anything to expand their family. But despite trying different ways to conceive — including one round of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) — they were still down on their luck. Before opting to do a second round of IVF, they agreed to document their infertility journey on the Facebook Watch series 9 Months With Courteney Cox, and yes, you're going to need tissues.
"It's one of those things where every month, you're hoping this is the month," Candace told POPSUGAR. "I think the desire to be a mum and the dire need to have a family was greater than anything else. It pushed me to keep trying, and when one avenue failed, we tried another one. We tried intrauterine insemination [IUI], we tried conceiving naturally, and we did our first round of IVF. When things kept failing it was like, 'OK, I still have that desire to be a mum.'"
"I think the desire to be a mum and the dire need to have a family was greater than anything else. It pushed me to keep trying, and when one avenue failed, we tried another one."
No matter what Candace and Tim did throughout the years, the desire to be parents was always lying dormant in the background. While the couple considered fostering and adoption, in the end, it wasn't the right choice for them.
"We did the whole 'maybe we'll live life without children' thing for a while," Candace said. "We travelled and we had a good time and we enjoyed each other. But the desire to have kids just kept coming up, and so we considered adoption and fostering. But I think sometimes people look at that as a cure for infertility. I think adoption and foster are amazing, but we wanted to have our own biological children."
Keep reading for the rest of Candace and Tim's journey.