Last night I had dinner with a friend from my cohort who is facing imminent divorce. I gave her my IF update, and she said what I knew she was going to say – “you always have the option to adopt, then you’ll get a baby for sure!” And it didn’t bother me, in large part because she herself was adopted. She told me the whole story one time, and that she is still in contact with her biological family (who live in west Africa). At the same time, I certainly didn’t say to her, “you’ll meet someone else” or “there are other fish in the sea.” She’s very young.
Even though I’m still largely in the closet, it’s still nice to have friends IRL to talk with about it.