When considering cost, remember to take into consideration tax brakes. My BIL adopted 3 beautiful boys from the Ukraine a few years ago. They received a $50,000 tax credit that was enough to finish paying off their house this past year.
Carole, I'm sorry the tests didn't give your any answers.
I was surprised to find that IVF is cheaper than adoption as well. I haven't looked into the tax credit like Bonita mentioned so that's something to think about. I've never heard of paying for living expenses for the birth mother...but, I guess if she's giving up her child due to not being able to support herself...I can see why she would need help but, yeah, I would be a little hesitant too.
Anyway, I think it's a great idea to get away on a belated Honeymoon. I hope you guys pick a nice place and have a wonderful time!
I think a belated honeymoon sounds fun. WE did one a few years back and it was great for our relationship.
mrschris - so sorry to hear about your loss. the heart breaks don't get any easier, do they? you feel like "why me?!" hang in there. it sounds like relaxation is good medicine.
i also looked into meds. not just anxiety while pg, but antidepressants while ttc. i haven't found anything (or was told anything) that is safe.
Me - 33 AMH 1.22, DOR, Polyspermy
DH - 30 Low Testosterone
WOOF - Annabell, 7 & Eleanor, 8
TTC #1, 7/2009
2 M/C's 2010
1 M/C 2011, tri18
2 IUI's 2011 BFN
IVF - 4/2012
BFP - 10dpt
u/s 5/7 - HB128, one bean!
u/s 5/17 - HB150, 7 mm bleeding (eek!)
u/s 5/24 - HB162
u/s 5/31 - HB180, NT .8
u/s 6/7 - HB161, NT 1.15
us/ 6/12 - HB143