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Starting over after failed adoption

Clarkie75
  • By Clarkie75 · Posted May 27, 2011
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 16 replies
  • I am struggling right now with even wanting to get out of bed .... We struggled with infertility for 6 years and all of a sudden an adoption just kinda fell in our lap ... We were thrilled beyond belief ...

Adoption

BeautyConsultant
  • By BeautyConsultant · Posted November 24, 2011
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • My son will be two in Jan. He's a 30 weeker. I want to have another son between ages 2 and 3 so I've started my research on adopting. As a single parent by chance and then by choice, in addition to that ...

The Question: "So, Have you thought about adopting?"

Infertile-Myrtle
  • By Infertile-Myrtle · Posted April 26, 2012
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • First, let me say that I think it is loving and heroic for anyone to adopt. However, it is not for everyone and there are many concerns that most people who are not faced with that question must look ...

"Why Don't You Adopt"?

Ath3na
  • By Ath3na · Posted February 4, 2014
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • Because adoption is a costly, time consuming, expensive process to go through! Because I (selfishly) want my kids to look like me and my husband!!! Why is that selfish? It's not selfish for other (fertile ...

Adoption

LucySUk
  • By LucySUk · Posted February 28, 2013
  • Journal entry · 9 replies
  • Hi my name is Lucy, I have NF1 ..... I am mostly an upbeat positive person , but am finding it hard recently as I am having issues trying for a baby. After failed IVF board line cancer on my right overy ...

Adoption and IVF

ruth27
  • By ruth27 · Posted July 11, 2012
  • Journal entry · 6 replies
  • Has anyone done IVF while pursuing adoption at the same time? How do you decided which one to do? Or both? How do you pay for all of it? How do you deal with all of the questions and uncertainties ...

ADOPTION IS NOT A METHOD TO CONCEPTION

mrshope2013
  • By mrshope2013 · Posted March 15, 2014
  • Journal entry · 4 replies
  • Why is it that whenever I tell someone I’m thinking about adopting they immediately tell me about a friend or a friend of a friend that tried for years to get pregnant, then adopted, then ended up getting ...

adoption plus ivf

ruth27
  • By ruth27 · Posted August 11, 2012
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • Has anyone done ivf while in the adoption process? What was your experience ...

Adoption?

florida22
  • By florida22 · Posted May 31, 2012
  • Journal entry · 3 replies
  • I have gone as far as I am willing/able with the RE. I only had one IUI (no luck) but it was enough for me to know that I am not a good patient and I am not willing to blow tens of thousands of dollars ...

Looking into adoption

danaL
  • By danaL · Posted February 17, 2010
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • After my last failed IVF attempt my husband and I have decided to look into adoption. Does any one have and info. they can share with me as I begin this journey! Thank you so much ...

Adopted a pet yesterday....

onward
  • By onward · Posted July 27, 2011
  • Journal entry · 23 replies
  • Hi dear friends. I adopted a beautiful indoor cat yesterday, and woke up this morning with very red eyes, runny nose, and have already sneezed. I know that allergic reactions are another burden to the ...

Where do I begin with Adoption

merlop
  • By merlop · Posted October 27, 2009
  • Journal entry · 3 replies
  • Hello all I need your guidance. My hubby and I want to adopt a child from our home country in south america. I do not know where to start. Do I need to contact immigration and fill out forms? Do I need ...

ADOPTED A BOXER . . .

GentlenaturedPAMELA
  • By GentlenaturedPAMELA · Posted October 2, 2011
  • Journal entry · 22 replies
  • A friend took me to a local shelter, and I have adopted an 8-month old Boxer. He is reddish-brown, with large, round eyes full of love, and I named him RUDY. His sweet little black face is wrinkled and ...

adoption journey rant

unanimous
  • By unanimous · Posted October 2, 2012
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • You want me to pay how much to fill out an application for adoption! Are you friggin kidding me you dag gone charlatans!!!!! I am suppose to pay for a birth mother's medical bills and she might decide ...

Adopting after Ovarian Cancer

MichelleT
  • By MichelleT · Posted October 30, 2007
  • Discussion in Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 25 replies
  • I'm new to this board, and have recently completed my treatment for Stage 1C. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 34 years old, and had been married for only 9 months. I was trying to get pregnant ...

HELP! Husband with adoption jitters

brooks1647
  • By brooks1647 · Posted November 12, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 23 replies
  • Hi, I'm new to the adoption BB. Although I haven't completely given up on having a child of my own, I am interested in adoption. However, my husband is afraid that he will not love the child the same ...

ADOPTION or DE

timlin
  • By timlin · Posted February 1, 2009
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 24 replies
  • Hi! I have recently canceled my 6th IVF cycle. I am not producing enough follicles or quality eggs. My last disappointment was 12/28. I'm tired of being kicked while down. We have decided to take a break ...

Adoption- Foster? Domestic? International?

angiewhit
  • By angiewhit · Posted September 14, 2010
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 19 replies
  • My husband and I have been ttc for 6 years. We feel we are at the end of the ttc journey and are looking for any info on adoption. We are leaning toward foster to adopt. It seems to be what fits with ...

Reasons Adoptions Fail?

BAWhite
  • By BAWhite · Posted June 21, 2013
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 31 replies
  • Hello everyone, I have been reading through these posts and have seen a trend of people saying "failed adoptions" and although it's none of my business, and painful to talk about, I was wondering, what ...

ADOPTION IS NOT A METHOD TO CONCEPTION

mrshope2013
  • By mrshope2013 · Posted March 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 26 replies
  • Why is it that whenever I tell someone I’m thinking about adopting they immediately tell me about a friend or a friend of a friend that tried for years to get pregnant, then adopted, then ended up getting ...

No Similarity Between a Failed Adoption and a Miscarriage

mommywithoutababy
  • By mommywithoutababy · Posted November 17, 2008
  • Journal entry · 1 reply
  • I recently read that grieving a failed adoption is similar to grieving the death of a child through miscarriage. I disagree. For one thing, nobody died. The baby gets to go on living with her mother which ...

Adoption Help in Maryland

abbyfaith
  • By abbyfaith · Posted February 1, 2013
  • Journal entry · 4 replies
  • After so many failed IVF treatments,my DH and I have finally decided to pursue adoption! Does anyone have experience adopting in Maryland? Any input from you Sisters would be much appreciated ...

adoption

aflickrn
  • By aflickrn · Posted February 14, 2007
  • Discussion in Preemie · 11 replies
  • Hi my name is Amy. My husband Sam and I are adopting a VIP. We named him Lucas Jay. I was wondering if anyone else has adopted a VIP? What was your experience like? The NICU where Lucas was at often seemed ...

Adoption

aflickrn
  • By aflickrn · Posted May 22, 2007
  • Discussion in Preemie · 15 replies
  • Hi everyone. My husband Sam and I adopted a preemie between 28-31 weeks gestation. We are thrilled to announce that on May 21 that adoption became final. Lucas will be 9mo chronological age on the 30th ...

Resources for those New to Adoption (copying the old list!)

Ali--
  • By Ali-- · Posted October 25, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 14 replies
  • Here's our old list from summer 2006: (From Denise-WA) A few websites that I think are informative are: http://www.rubber-ducky.org [NOTE: this is now www.carolynsboards.org] http://www.adoptivefamilies.com ...

Cost of Adoption

stephanielllll
  • By stephanielllll · Posted November 2, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 13 replies
  • Hello, I am new to the forum but not new to infertility. My husband and I have completed two rounds of in vitro and just found out that our second try didn't work again. We have spent 31,000 dollars so ...

Adoption and EDS

jmgrimse
  • By jmgrimse · Posted August 8, 2011
  • Discussion in Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation · 10 replies
  • Hi, My husband and I have just started considering adopting a child. I have EDS and I don't think my body could stand up to being pregnant since I already have major pelvic, lumbar spine, and hip problems ...

celebrity adoption

want2bwiscmama
  • By want2bwiscmama · Posted April 29, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 15 replies
  • Catherine Heigl just adopted again, congratulations to her and her hubby! Absolutely nothing against them, BUT why does the media make it look like adoption is so easy???? It drives me CRAZY!!! I am happy ...

Great article about "just adopt"

Matisse38
  • By Matisse38 · Posted May 4, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 25 replies
  • Note: I'm deliberately marking this one as Public so it has a chance to reach a wider audience. Found this article online this morning. I admit I am not going to read the "point" to this "counterpoint ...

Adoption Through Foster Agency...Advice/Help??

BBWanted (Inactive)
  • By BBWanted (Inactive) · Posted June 25, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 13 replies
  • We have been certified with a home study to adopt for almost a year and are currently with a local foster agency, as we are not prepared financially to adopt privately (plus I have an issue with paying ...

Adopting preemies

GMetz34
  • By GMetz34 · Posted November 19, 2008
  • Discussion in Preemie · 7 replies
  • My husband and I are seriously considering adopting our next children. We have two biological children now, but would like to expand our family by providing a loving home for children who might not otherwise ...

out-of-state domestic adoption?

JGJGJG (Inactive)
  • By JGJGJG (Inactive) · Posted December 12, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 19 replies
  • Hi. This is probably a dumb question, but... Okay, so DH and I were dead-set against domestic adoption, having known no one who has successfully done it, but seeing the domestic successes on this board ...

Unicef has warned countries not to increase adoption efforts from Haiti

spina
  • By spina · Posted January 22, 2010
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 12 replies
  • After reading the news that Haitian children have disappeared from hospitals, possibly due to adoption-related trafficking, I felt compelled to post these articles: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americ ...

IVF or Adoption

Dakotamoon
  • By Dakotamoon · Posted July 26, 2010
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 20 replies
  • What would everyone suggest? We have money for 1 IVF procedure or adoption. In my state of Colorado, approximately the same amount of money will pay for either 1 IVF or one adoption. What would everyone ...

thoughts on adoption

prov31gal (Inactive)
  • By prov31gal (Inactive) · Posted November 1, 2010
  • Discussion in Preemie · 12 replies
  • 1 week before zimra surprized us with his birth a 26 weeks, my dh and i completed the 2 month training course to become foster or adoptive parents. we have had 2 stllbirths, and werent sure if zimra would ...

adopting a CP child

spharalsia
  • By spharalsia · Posted January 9, 2011
  • Discussion in Cerebral Palsy · 26 replies
  • We're thinking of adopting a child from Eastern Europe who has cerebral palsy. The information on this particular child is sketchy; the country where he lives does not provide full medical records until ...

Went to adoption seminar saturday and more devastated than ever

coffeediva
  • By coffeediva · Posted May 2, 2011
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 13 replies
  • I can't believe this - we've been waiting for an adoption seminar in our area and it finally came saturday !! only to find out they are not accepting applications for domestic infant program?? then in ...

International Adoption - I don't want to wait any longer to have a baby

Maag1015
  • By Maag1015 · Posted May 3, 2011
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 13 replies
  • I cannot have children and our only option is to adopt. My husband and I have been talking about our options for about 3 years and I just don't want to wait any more. There are so many options/agencies ...

Adoptions Down Across Country?

caliblondieus
  • By caliblondieus · Posted September 12, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 9 replies
  • We are still exploring adoption as a possibility but I'm having very grave concerns about the turn in adoptions in the U.S. It's been stated a number of times on other boards that adoptions are down because ...

Adoption Support Center of Indy-Any Feedback Please?

DuchiAnn
  • By DuchiAnn · Posted September 19, 2013
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 11 replies
  • Good morning! My husband and I are eager to start our family so after multiple failed IUI's, two surgeries (one on him and one on me) and knowing that there is really no reason for us to not be getting ...

Adoption

twinsmama (Inactive)
  • By twinsmama (Inactive) · Posted July 22, 2008
  • Discussion in Preemie · 6 replies
  • HI! Have any of you adopted? We had our twins at 27 weeks due to IC (most likely). We'd have to do IVF again to get pregnant and I just don't think I could face another early delivery. My daughter has ...

Foster Adopt Meeting

srorex
  • By srorex · Posted November 8, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 20 replies
  • OK, so DH and I attended our first informational meeting on adopting through our local foster system. We decided on this because we thought that even if the baby we foster parent ends up being reunited ...

Looking into adoption.....

kelly00
  • By kelly00 · Posted November 19, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 15 replies
  • Hello.... I am just beginning the process of adoption and would like advice anyone would like to share. There is so much information out there and it is hard to know where to start. I do know that DH ...

Questions about adoption

liltoofs
  • By liltoofs · Posted December 3, 2008
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 12 replies
  • Hi all, I've never been one for chatting on line, but I feel I need some help and need to meet others who are going through the same challenges. My DH and I have decided on adoption. It does feel great ...

Need advice on pending adoption

brooks1647
  • By brooks1647 · Posted January 24, 2009
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 22 replies
  • Hello, My DH & I have a pending private adoption coming up in March. Initially, the birthmom and birthdad were on board, but now the birthdad has changed his mind. They are not married and haven't been ...

International Adoption Financing/Fundraising

DeloresM
  • By DeloresM · Posted November 14, 2010
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 17 replies
  • My DH and I are very excited about starting our adoption process and finding the right international agency for us, but the thought of $30,000-$50,000 kind of intimidates me. We went to the Resolve Infertility ...

Good books on adoption

abbs310

New to Adoption

chigirl
  • By chigirl · Posted April 10, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 19 replies
  • My husband and I just started with an agency, The Cradle, near Chicago, IL. To be honest, we were so excited and committed. We had our first one-on-one with the counselor. She seemed to really tell it ...

Adoption:Where to begin?!?!?!

unanimous
  • By unanimous · Posted September 30, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 12 replies
  • I just finished my 2ww and found that it was a BFN. I don't want to go through IVF again, it's just to much and we can't afford to spend anymore money on something that has a 25% chance of working. We ...

Feeling Discriminated Against as an Adoptive Couple

ShanSte
  • By ShanSte · Posted November 3, 2012
  • Discussion in Finding a Resolution for Infertility · 19 replies
  • My husband and I are in the process of domestic infant adoption. As part of the process we were required to participate in an infant care course at the local hospital. Oh my, what an experience. I have ...

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