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Getting to know you!

Thought it would be nice to have a place for us to introduce ourselves and share a little about ourselves and our families - what led us to adoption, where we are in the process, what kind of adoption we're involved with, as far as international/from where, domestic, from foster care, etc. Feel free to tell us anything else! Biggrin

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I'm Alicia and my DH, Buddy and I have one biological son, Benjamin, born 9/14/04. In the month after his birth, I had multiple post partum hemorrhages that ultimately resulted in an emergency hysterectomy when Benjamin was a month old. They just couldn't find a cause for the bleeding or a way to stop it for good and it got to the point where I couldn't risk losing anymore blood. I pretty much knew right away, or very shortly after, that we would adopt. Our family just isn't complete. We had an offer of surrogacy, but financially, we can't shell out the money needed for in-vitro and that whole route without a guarentee of a child when it's all said and done.

After much research, we have decided that we will be adopting our daughter from Ethiopia. We both feel more comfortable with the risks involved in the international process. We were drawn to Ethiopia because of the great need for families. We plan on applying and getting the whole process started in August-Sept. 2006. Our family and friends are wonderfully supportive and we are just really excited at having our 2nd child! Biggrin

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Well I am just lurking around here to find info. DH and I have been TTC for 18months- we aren't giving up b/c all his weel with his swimmers and I and I am semi -ok LOL... I have had 2 ectopics in the past year and only have one tube so I am thinking it will happen in God's time but in the mean time we also wanted to adopt and especially with everything failing this month with clomid/IUI, we are thinking we might go ahead and get things started with the adoption process.. though we still REALLY want our own biological child so we are still unsure at this point but we are looking into it. DH and I are both 26 (exactly one month apart) and I have a DD who is 10- not biologically my DH but is in the sense that he is the only father she has ever known. Dh is a Marine and I was once a sailor and am now a student advisor. We have 3 furbabies whom we love like our children and thats about it for me! Thanks for letting me share.

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Hi Jill! Welcome to the board!! I hope '06 brings you guys your miracle! It took us 17 months to conceive our son - hang in there!! Biggrin

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Thanks! I know... we are cuttently at 18 months. I know it will happen -even if it has to be through IVF it is just so hard when you want a baby so bad. I know you understand. Dh and I were talking about adopting anyway, initially it was going to be after we had our own biological children but we were thinking of getting started now and if we get pg in the mean time wonderful. I am just still stunned looking at the price of adoption!!! Yikes!

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Hey Jill! Nice to see you here!

I'm just getting some info. We've only been TTC for 6 months (kudos to Jill) now, but we've been talking about it recently...I guess just for future reference. It's always nice to have a back up plan.

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Hi, my name is Erin. I've never officially introduced myself, so I guess that I should! :wavehello:

For the past 3 months or so, I have really felt strongly on my heart that God wanted us to pursue International Adoption. At first I was really taken aback by the idea, but it has really really grown on me. When I first shared this with Toni, he said that he "felt something" in his heart... he felt God confirming something, but he didn't feel ready to pursue it any further. So, since that time, I have been just waiting and praying and asking for God's direction in this area.

Well, about a week ago Toni came to me and told me that he felt that we should start seriously looking into International Adoption. (This happened before he knew anything about the BFN... he had no idea even where I was in my cycle!) So, yesterday afternoon we went and met with a lady from Social Services. We are researching countries/agencies now and gathering information. We likely will not move forward on anything until we get back from Brazil, so for now we are just researching and praying for God to direct us on the next step.

From where we sit now, it looks like we most likely will be adopting a little boy from Brazil. We are SO EXCITED to see where God will take us! Biggrin

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OK, I guess its my turn. I am Sarah, DH is Matt. He is AD Air Force, and will be home from the desert at the end of this month. We never have really TTC, but we did go off BCP to see what happens. While he has been gone, we've made the decision to adopt first. DH has always wanted to adopt, and so did I. In fact, I was four, my mom took me to a toy store for my BD and told me to pick out anything I wanted. I chose an AA boy Cabbage Patch baby. Mom said she knew from then on that I would grow up to have a "rainbow" family. We had an adoption fall through 6 months ago, although it hasn't really fallen through, just changed. We will in all likelyhood end up with that child in our home, but not for a year or more. Kinda a long story.
We will be adopting foster kids in the states. My father, a pastor, actually has alot of native american friends, that live on reserves. DFS has no real standing in reserves, apparently, so they need adoptive parents. So, we may go that way first. It doesn't really matter to me. We are currently stationed in AR, but we are going to try to PCS (move) to KS. In about six months, if we havent PCSd yet, we'll start the process in AR. I'm loving how busy this board has gotten- Keep it up!!

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I'm Shannon. Mom to Juniper who we adopted from Guatemala last year. We signed with our agency in February, she was born May 1, I went to Guatemala to foster her May 20 and we came home August 12th.
After six years ttc, we stoped short of IVF and have loved this decision. I am so in love with my babe it hurts.

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Hi and celebrating our 3rd year "gotcha day"

Hi ladies - I am Denise and my husband and I have two adopted children from the country of Kazakhstan that were adopted 3 years ago today (today is our Gotcha Day anniversary) -

We had a wonderful experience and can't say enough good things about adoption. We have met alot of friends that have adopted internationally, domestically and through foster care from our experience.

Good luck to all those in the process - your forever baby awaits you somewhere!
Best,
Denise
Proud Mama to Ethan and Isabella
a. Almaty Kazakhstan 2003

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Hi Ladies! I'm Sandy, 22 and DH is 23. We are going to be adopting a little girl from India! After going back and forth between domestic and India, we chose India. This is definitely not going to be our last adoption, so it was merely a matter of prioritizing. Biggrin We still have to get our physicals done, and DH has to write his autobiography, and then we'll be ready to mail out our homestudy paperwork! Biggrin

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Hi There!

I'm just a lurker for now. We have been ttc for 16 months. I am finally ready to adopt, but my husband isn't. I told him the other day that I am ready and he just needs to let me know when he is ready. I promised him that I wouldn't bug him about it. I really feel that God will not allow us to have a biological kid until we adopt. I have always had the desire to adopt, I just thought the bio kids would come first.

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Welcome!! Biggrin I think I remember you from the TTC boards. Biggrin This is a wonderful place to hang out and learn more about the process of adoption. I hope you and DH find your way soon, whatever that might be. Biggrin

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I never officially told my story! DH and I have been married over 6 years and TTC'd for 16 months. We just decided last cycle to pursue adoption if that cycle didn't work. We were using donor inseminations and Clomid. It didn't work, so we're going to Vietnam! We just got started last week but are moving as fast as they'll let us. We're completing our homestudy tomorrow and are about to go into wait mode before compiling our dossier. (We have to wait for CIS approval.)

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I'm Amanda, 24 and DH is Telly, 28. I'm new to the board here and the adoption process. We haven't done anything official yet, we are just searching our options. We both knew we wanted to adopt and have bio kids the same so the subject has always been natural I guess. We have been ttc for 4 years and married for 4. We wanted to try right away anticipating obstacles (we were right!) About 3 years ago I had this overwhelming gut emotional desire to adopt from Russia. Every time I think of adoption, I'm drawn to Russia. I'm trying to look into more options from advice/suggestions from the wonderful gals here, but my heart tells me Russia. I admit, I've only done internet browsing we haven't met with an agency or SW yet. We actually just decided to officially start the adoption process last week. We had a failed round of ttc...again and it just felt right. I feel like I'm beating my body up. We understand adoption is a big deal and we don't take it lightly. I guess it just hit us like a ton of bricks. We'd like to take care of a few things before we make a commitment but it's definatly a go for us! I'm so excited about this board and hearing all the wonderful stories of couples who have adopted, who are in the process, and who are just starting out like me. Stephanie- your story is great. It's like I'm on the edge of my seat cheering you on!

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Hello, I guess I'll go next....

I'm not officially on the Adoption Train yet but DH and I have been discussing this for a few years now and it's likely that sometime in the future we will go ahead.

I am a mum to four beautiful boys and fortunately have no problems concieving. However I have often suffered with various pregnancy related problems and am constantly being told not to go ahead with anymore pregnancies because of multiple miscarriages, severe pre-eclampsia, severe SPD among other things.

My family is not done. I can feel it in my bones. My ideal would be to have 6 children. So for the moment we have decided to go ahead and have one more biological child and then for child #6 we will adopt.... Probably internationally (despite the costs as here in the UK adopting at home is really cheap but international is very expensive!) from one of the Eastern European countries. I have always been drawn to Russia, so I think that's probably the kind of area we'd go for.

So because I like to plan ahead and we've been talking about it for the last three years or so I thought I'd go ahead and find out all the legalities, costs and requirements so that we have that information when we do decide the time is right to finally take that extra step!

Anyway, I'm wishing you all the very best in your journeys... And hoping they don't take you too long as I know how frustrating waiting can be!

Love,

Sarah-Jean

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Hello everyone. DH and I are adopting from China. I stumbled onto this website by accident, but am SO glad I found it! Smile

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Hi! I'm Desirae (25) and DH is Brian (30) & we're from Louisiana. We've been TTC for about 20 months now, on cycle 11. We are facing fertility issues. I'm anovulatory & DH has a low sperm count with some abnormal swimmers. We see the RE on July 31st just to get her opinion on our realistic chances for a bio child. We're willing to try medication, but we have decided against IVF or anything like that. If we can't conceive we'll adopt. I'm very excited about the prospect of adopting because I know there are so many kids out there who need good homes and loving parents. I looked up numbers to our Catholic diocese and the local social services office yesterday. Will call soon to get more info on adopting from both. Hopefully I can learn more here & talk to others who are in the same boat as us. I look forward to sharing the journey with y'all! Smile

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Update to my story: I have a 5-month-old waiting for me in Vietnam now. We hope to travel late November/early December.

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"chrisnsteph1022" wrote:

Update to my story: I have a 5-month-old waiting for me in Vietnam now. We hope to travel late November/early December.

What a wonderful Christmas you will have!!

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Denise & Sandy,
I would love to hear more about your adoptions. I have been interested in adopting a child or two from Kazakhstan for 2-3 years now. Denise, what adoption service did you use? Sandy, I did not realize that India had an international adoption program but after hearing about that, I would love to know more about it.

I have had a gut feeling most of my adulthood that I would never be able to get PG. There has never been any logical explanation for having this feeling until this past April when I was finally diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding. While this doesn't automatically make me infertile, the hormonal imbalance that's most likely behind it could affect my fertility. Frankly, I really don't care about finding out for sure because I'm not interested in pursuing any fertility treatments. Charting my temps and using Pre-Seed is about as far as we will go! DH and I both feel very strongly for us any time, money, or emotional investment in having a family would be far better spent on adoption rather than fertility treatments.

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Hello. My name is Courtney partners name is Sari. We are adopting from Ethiopia. We have the homestudy done and are just waiting to get of the waitlist to start the dossier which should be sometime this month according the adoption agency. We hope to have our baby home in May. We ttc for 11 cycles so are apart of a lot of ttc and pregnancy bored and are just looking for an adoption bored to make some new friends.

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Hi Courtney and welcome to the board! If you don't mind me asking, what agency are you using - we're adopting our daughter from Ethiopia - we're working on our dossier right now. Just wondered since there aren't many agencies for Ethiopia, if we were using the same one! We're with CHSFS.

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Hi. I love to meat other Ethiopia adoption mommies!!

We are using AAI (adoption advocates international) we are very happy with them so far.
Did you have to be on a waitlist to start the dossier?
How far are you into the dossier?
Maybe we will be close to the same timeframe!

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I was excited to see Ethiopia on your ticker too! Biggrin

We are using CHSFS - We actually started out thinking we would use AAI and had even submitted our application to them. But ultimately, we decided that neither of us wanted to wait the 6 months on the waitlist to even start the dossier. So we switched to CHSFS and are very happy so far with them. Really, all the references I talked to for either agency gave me the general consensus that we're in good hands with either one. They seem to be "the big 2."

No, there's no waitlist to dossier with CHSFS. We are currently awaiting word from them that our homestudy was received and accepted and we are gathering what we can for our dossier - we've got probably close to half of what we need. Once they've given our homestudy the green light, they'll send us the last few things we need to get for the dossier.

I'm hoping to have the dossier together in the next month. Maybe that's too optimistic, but I hope not! Referrals for baby girls are running 4-6 months for them right now, so I'm really hoping to have a referral in the spring, and have her home in the summer!! But like I said, I'm trying not to be TOO optimistic! We'll see! Biggrin

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We are WAY optimistic!! Hope to have our baby home by May.
We are talking to someone who used AAI this year and are adopting again she just sent in her dossier and is hoping to have her baby home april/may so considering she has used them before she knows the timeline so I guess we are not too far off. We are getting a boy and the wait for referral is less time then getting a girl.
I think I read you are getting a girl right? What age? Do you have a name picked out yet?

I read good things about CHSFS as well. I think we went with AAI cause it was less $ (I think) We have been on the waitlist with AAI since July. We are the next people to start the dossier so it will be this month!! That’s 3 almost 4 months on the waitlist. We finished the homestudy already we are waiting for the final copy only one thing missing and that the approval from dfcs. We have know idea what taking them so long.
Anyway SO nice to talk to you Smile

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Glad I'm not the only eternal optimist! Biggrin

Yes, AAI is less and really, that was our deciding factor in the beginning since I really couldn't find anything really negative about either. But we had already nearly completed our homestudy (we were only waiting on a paper or 2) when we applied to the agency - so maybe I would have been more willing to wait it out with AAI if we still had our homestudy to "fill the time", KWIM? I can handle waiting once all our paperwork is done (HA, I say that now!) but to sit and do nothing, I'm just not cut out for. lol

We are thinking that our daughter will likely be between 5-10 months when she comes home?? I think that seems accuracte based on what I'm seeing. We are choosing the escort option, so that may add a few weeks in getting her home, but it's the best choice for us at this time.

We have about a dozen names that we throw around all the time - just haven't settled on which one it will be!

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Oh ya escort can add sometime.
I hear ya on the having the homestudy done I am 100% sure if we had our homestudy done at the time that we where looking at agency we would not have waited on a list either.
When did you start your dossier?
Our sone should be 4 to 10 months so same age Smile
So please share the names you have.. I am obsessed with baby names!

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We have just started collecting our dossier stuff in the past 2-3 weeks - I've got our certified copies of our birth certificates, marriage licenses, DH's divorce decree, W-2 copies, financial letter from our bank, police clearance letters..can't remember what else. I've requested and am waiting for DH's employer letter, our 2 letters of rec. and our medical statement. Once we have the official approval from CHSFS, they have 4-5 more documents that we just have to fill our and have notarized.

I love talking baby names too - you'll regret getting me started! Biggrin I'll make a seperate post! Biggrin

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The dossier stuff sounds just like the homestudy. Looks like you are almost done! YAY!

Want to understand how antsy people we are?? We got ALL the adoption paper work in 1 week. We plan on beating that record for our dossier. Maybe get everything we need in 3-4 days LOL

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I so hear you on that!! I'm just tired of having to light fire's under DH and our friends writing the rec. letters!! If I could do it all myself, my timeline would be much quicker! People just slow me down. lol

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"mrs.buddy" wrote:

Sandy, I did not realize that India had an international adoption program but after hearing about that, I would love to know more about it.

Oh, I am so sorry, I didn't see this until just now! India has a very temperamental program, LOL. They are really easy to work with as long as you or your spouse are Indian citizens. I am, so this process is going really smoothly for us and the wait times are really short. However, if you're not a citizen, then the wait times are long, and you usually only get approved for older and/or special needs kids. If you want a younger child (12-18 months is the youngest you can get with not being a citizen), then the wait is really long (around 2 years). So not a lot of people adopt from India. It's a great program though, if all of this meets your criteria! The children rarely have any emotional problems, and are very healthy. PM me if you want more info! Biggrin

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"Mommy2BenjaminBear" wrote:

I so hear you on that!! I'm just tired of having to light fire's under DH and our friends writing the rec. letters!! If I could do it all myself, my timeline would be much quicker! People just slow me down. lol

I know what you mean we are fighting with dfcs now and I was just saying to my DP I wish everyone had the since of urgency we have.

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Hi all,

I'm Deanne and my DH is John. We have a beautiful 8 (almost 9 now, wow the time flies) month old DBS named Benjamin.

We had always talked about doing foster care and actually weren't going to do bio at all, but decided we had enough room in our hearts for both. We don't know if our fostering will lead to adoption or not, although I'm sure it probably will.

We're going to start the process soon and look to start fostering in a year or so. We'll most likely do toddlers and older children.

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Welcome and how wonderful!

It takes very special people to foster. God bless you richly!

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Welcome Deanne!!!! Biggrin This is a great forum to hang out on! I think there are a couple of ladies on here who were (are?) thinking about doing foster-to-adopt, so I am sure they will be great resources for you and you DH. Btw, your baby is absolutely adorable!!!!! Biggrin

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Wlcome sherrydeanne!

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Hi. I'm Meira. I'm still trying to figure out the lingo and abbreviations around here, but I think I'm getting it! My DH and I have been together for almost two years, married for three months. TTC for a year. Two miscarriages. After the second, started the adoption process. I already have a nine-year-old daughter, adopted as a special needs infant. She is my heart. In the US, adopting a child from the foster care system is relatively cheap. Our homestudy process has cost us $1500. plus a few hundred here and there for various items of paperwork. I'm definitely in a place where I could use a community of women going through this with me. Thank you for being here!

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Hi Meira! Biggrin Welcome! This is a really wonderful place to go through all the emotions that adoption brings. I, for one, wouldn't have made it this far without this board and the women on it! Biggrin Congrats on being so far along in the process!! Once the HS is done, you'll be "officially" approved to foster children in your home, right? You'll have to make a separate post on the boards so we can all reply to you, and welcome you properly! Biggrin Glad you're here!
:jarofhearts:

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Thank you for the welcome. Once the HS is complete, we'll be approved to adopt children from the foster care system. What do you mean by make a separate post to be welmed and replied to properly? Waht do I say there?

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I just meant that since not everyone reads this, it would be cool to have you put your information in another separate new post on the board itself. Biggrin Just a suggestion! It looks like you've already put a post on there, so you've already integrated!

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Thought I would add to this one too.

I'm Kirstie, DH and I have been married for 15 months now and together for 27 months. We moved fast Biggrin
We have been trying since January 2004 with no luck. We had one m/c in April 04 but no luck at all since. We have been seeing a specialist who is supposed to be one of the best in the country and stil lno luck yet but then again I'm only on my second round of Serophene.

Dh and I decided before we saw the doctor that we would not do IVF and IUI was iffy. Now we have decided that IUI is not what we want to do either. We have juststarted the process to adopt from Children's Aid, so probably an older child which is fine. Our families are on board so we are moving forward to build our family.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

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I thought I should introduce myself as I lurk here a lot and seem to have started posting too :oops:

I'm Christa, 29, DH is Tony, 34. We have a 4 month old son and would like another. However we are interested in adopting our future sibling for Adam and that is why I started lurking here.
I love to read your stories and get quite emotional sat here at the computer!

Hope it's ok to jump in.

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Welcome Kirstie and Christa! Biggrin

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I've been lurking on this board almost as long as I've been posting on the ttc boards, so I figure it's time to introduce myself. My dh and I have been married for 5 months, but I've been charting for over a year and a half already. I knew as early as 8 years ago that my reproductive system wasn't right, but I didn't know until the charting how bad it could be. Then I was definitively diagnosed with PCOS a couple weeks ago.

I'm on clomid right now, and it seems to be working in that there's a good chance I'll O on 50mg, which is great. We're also getting an sa this month after the O. If I O and his s/a is good, then we'll keep going with the clomid for 4-6 cycles if necessary.

If, however, even with an O and a decent s/a, we don't get pg in the next 4-6 cycles, we're going to stop ttc. We don't believe (for many reasons) in doing an iui or ivf. My doctor even had to talk me into an hcg shot, and there's no way I'm going any other kind of injectable. We just don't have any options besides clomid that we're comfortable with, and the ttc journey is exhausting beyond what I expected. It might happen on accident once the medicine is over, but I doubt it.

Anyway, sorry to give my life story! I just wanted to say that I've been thinking about adoption a lot, lately, and it's becoming more and more an option to me. My dh isn't on board, yet, but he knows I'm both thinking about it and scared about it as well. The cost is prohibitive, and we'd have to mourn the idea of not having a child of our own first, if that makes sense.

I really admire ya'll for all you go through, and I hope to have the same courage if bio children aren't in God's plan for my dh and I.

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Welcome! As I'm sure you can tell from your lurking, adoption can be just as exhausting and frustrating as ttc. But the results are definintely worth it! After I got off the fertility roller coster in 94, it took me two years to mourn. Believe me, we know what you mean!
I adopted my DD nine years ago, and it has been worth every second! She is the love of my life!!!
The cost of private and international adoption are prohibitive for us as well. We have found happiness in the thought of caring for another child like my sweet little girl, another special needs infant. As challenging as the journey has been with this child, it has been at least as rewarding.
Just a thought...

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Hello! Smile I am sorry to hear of your TTC troubles. I totally understand how that can be! DH and I have been trying for about 2 years now. However, we still think of this child we are going to adopt as "our own". Biggrin To us, she is no different than a bio child! It really does get easier once you decide to take that step. It was actually a BIG relief for me to be in a process where I knew the end result was definitely going to be a baby! Hopefully one day you and DH will be the same! Biggrin Don't let the costs stop you - there are a lot of grants and tax credits available to you!

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And adopting special needs babies and children is close to free...

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Thank you so much for your support! One thing that gives me hope is that a woman that we know from church adopted and we know she's not wealthy. She went through the foster-care system and, although it was a roller-coaster due to losing at least one child she had bonded with, she ended up with a beautiful infant that she got to adopt for good. She's the sister of a good friend, so we can talk to her for details when/if we go that route. It's a relief to know there are ways for us to be parents, and we'll find the right way for us in good time. Thanks again!

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Here is where you can search for the children that are available for adoption RIGHT NOW in Texas (your state), in foster care, but freed for adoption, so you will pay almost nothing, and the chance of losing the child is slim to none.

http://www.adopting.org/uni/frame.php?url=http://www.adopt.org/ok/

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Hi there!

My name is Sarah, my little man Andrew will be 2 on Valentine's Day. I have always wanted to adopt (and begged my parents to as a child)! My DH & I are eager to get started (though we have NO CLUE where to start), and currently would love a little girl from Korea. I don't know how we are going to do this - but I feel that the Lord is leading us in this direction. Hope I can join in with you all! Biggrin

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