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    I am sitting here crying reading all these stories. I have goose bumps too! They are sooo wonderful, some bittersweet. Adoption is a wondeful thing!
    29yrs old Married my DH and best friend May 2004
    Mom to 2 angels born preterm at 21 weeks (IVF twins)
    and a 2 year old adopted miracle boy and his 5.5 month old miracle IVF baby brother!


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    When did you first think about adoption?
    We did two failed IVF cycles and were told that my eggs were bad and that we'd be unable to conceive with our own eggs. We decided that we wanted to be parents through adoption.

    When did you start the process?
    June of 2007

    What type of adoption did you do?
    Domestic

    Did you adopt a boy or girl?
    Girl

    Who was your lawyer/agency? (if you choose to share)
    We used adoption services of oklahoma

    How old was your child when you adopted?
    2 days

    What adoption sites have helped you?
    fertile thoughts, ethica

    Have you or will you adopt again?
    we will definitely adopt again

    Share your story (optional).......

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    When did you first think about adoption?

    After we lost our last pregnancy and had no intentions of going through infertility treatments again. We realized that the Lord had other plans for our family.

    When did you start the process?

    We went to a CPS information session in September 2006 and started classes in February 2007.

    What type of adoption did you do?

    Foster Care adoption - we were licensed as Foster/Adopt parents. We fostered children and if any became available for adoption, we would be given the option of adopting them. We felt the wait for straight-adopt through the state would be very lengthy, since we were hoping for an infant/toddler (and any children needed to be younger than our then 6 yr old bio-son).

    Did you adopt a boy or girl?

    a boy and a girl

    Who was your lawyer/agency? (if you choose to share)

    We were with a private agency - PM me if you'd like to check them out. They were our go-between with CPS (although we had lots of contact with CPS once we had children in our home). We also had a lawyer for the actual adoption paperwork.

    Did you do a fundraiser? If so what kind?

    No. Foster Care adoption is much less expensive and I knew the money would be reimbursed by my company.

    How old was your child when you adopted?

    Our son was 2 years old and our daughter was 3 years old. They moved in at 10 months and 24 months respectively as Foster placements.

    What adoption sites have helped you?

    HappyMomAnna.com and fosterparents.com

    Have you or will you adopt again?

    No, I believe our family is complete with 3 children. Unless the Lord has other plans...

    Share your story (optional).......

    We had 3 miscarriages before conceiving our bio-son (who was born 9 weeks early). We then lost our daughter at 23 1/2 weeks gestation and our son at 18 weeks gestation. After our last loss and not getting pregnant again on our own, we started discussing adoption (as we didn't want to raise our bio-son as an only child) - we also knew we couldn't afford domestic adoption since we had spent so much on infertility. We saw some children on Wednesday's Child and felt that there were children right here that needed parents and foster care adoption was much more affordable. We went to an information session and this confirmed our feelings that this was the right way to go.

    When we first started our classes, I thought we would be licensed for Adoption only - but the more we learned, we realized that in order to get a younger child (and not compete against 30-70 other families for each child), that Foster Adopt would be our better option. We also chose the riskiest way to Foster/Adopt - emergency placements. These were children who had never come into Foster Care before and were most likely to be returned to their bio-families.

    We got our Foster/Adopt license on Friday, April 13th - our first call was on Monday, we accepted a 10 month old boy. We had several other calls over the next few weeks, but we either didn't feel comfortable with their ailments or someone else had accepted them first. Six weeks later we were called for a 24 month old girl - we happily accepted her and she arrived from the shelter a few days later.

    While they were still Foster Children, they had visits with bio family, CPS workers, CASA, ECI and our agency people. We dealt with Medicaid and the DR/Dentists who would accept it. All during this time we were growing more attached to them and them to us.

    Little did we know that just over a year later both of them would be adopted by us. Once our last adoption was complete, we closed our home so we could enjoy life as *just* a family with no more visits from various people/agencies.

    God definitely sent the right children into our home - they couldn't fit more perfectly. Our daughter is JUST like our bio-son (who takes after me in many ways) and our little boy is just like Daddy. I couldn't have picked more perfect children if I had made them myself (well, I did have a part in making one of them). Besides, who else can say they are raising 3 first-born children.
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    Levothyroxine 15 mg - Procardia XL 60mg - Glucophage 1500mg - Baby aspirin
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    BS-B-05/00 (9 wks early)-HELLP (5th gr)
    BD-S-04/03 (16 wks early)-HELLP-with us for one hour
    BS-M-01/05 (22 wks early)-PPROM, possible IC-born still
    AD-K-05/05 - placed 05/07, adopted 09/08
    AS-B-06/06 - placed 04/07, adopted 06/08
    AD-K-02/10 - placed 03/10, adopted 11/10

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    About two years ago my husband and I began the journey to start a family though adoption. PCOS made it difficult to get pregnant, and the fertility treatments were not working.

    We decided to go with an open domestic adoption -- which is when you adopt a child born within the US and you meet the birth mother.

    We used an adoption agency in Miami who did a homestudy, interviewed us (to see if open adoption is right for us), had us fill out paperwork, take classes, and put together a profile.

    It took my husband and I a year to do the paperwork (we were slow and had busy work schedules.) I also did a lot of overtime to save money for adoption expenses.

    About a year ago from May we were completely ready (paper work) to be matched with a birth mother once one becomes available and chooses us.

    That August the social worker contacted my husband and I about a birth mother who was interested in us. She was about six months pregnant with a girl.

    we met her that weekend with our social worker and talked about certain details like: sending pictures and photos of the baby to her as the baby grows. Because we were ok with that, our match with her was official.

    In early November I got a call from the social worker to tell me that our daughter was born. she was very premature and she had a difficult delivery. She was cyanotic which means that she did not get enough oxygen, so her skin turned blue. The delivery room staff were able to resolve that, but she was very weak and needed to be in the NICU in an incubator, so I could not see her that day.

    After a sleepless night I anxiously waited by the telephone to get a call from the social worker. She called early that morning, and said that the baby seems to be doing fine; however, she still in the NICU. She also told me that the birth mother was asking for me, so I rushed to the Hospital.

    On the way up to see the birth mother, I stopped in the gift shop to pick up some flowers for her. Once I saw her, I gave her a big hug. She was feeling well, and escorted me to the NICU where I had to scrub my hands and put a blue plastic gown on b/f entering. She introduced me to the baby and said "this is your new mommy."

    I held her and the nurse let me introduce her to her first pacifier. I even fed her and changed her diaper.

    I left and went to go see the birth mother, but she was discharged. The next day the birth mother signed the consent for adoption, and two days later my husband and I got to take our bundle of joy home from the hospital. Due to hospital rules, I got to ride in a wheel chair holding my new baby girl...I felt like a real mommy!

    My mom and friends put balloons on my mail box at home with "It's a girl" written on them. I was so surprised to see that when I got home.

    Three months later we were allowed to officially adopt her. We went to court and our attorney, the bailiff, and the judge were all smiles. Now we are a proud and happy family full of love laughs and giggles. Adoption was the greatest experience I have ever had. I highly recommend it.

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    Congrats Marci! What a wonderful story! You and your daugher are very blessed!

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    Levothyroxine 15 mg - Procardia XL 60mg - Glucophage 1500mg - Baby aspirin
    4 early angels (12/97, 09/98, 02/99, 07/09)
    BS-B-05/00 (9 wks early)-HELLP (5th gr)
    BD-S-04/03 (16 wks early)-HELLP-with us for one hour
    BS-M-01/05 (22 wks early)-PPROM, possible IC-born still
    AD-K-05/05 - placed 05/07, adopted 09/08
    AS-B-06/06 - placed 04/07, adopted 06/08
    AD-K-02/10 - placed 03/10, adopted 11/10

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    It's Nice information those parents who have not a baby.Many parents get helps using this information to adoption baby.


    Thanks for sharing Interesting Adoption Story.

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    I am adopted I think its really great that people open up there hearts to someone elses kid. I am 17 and my parents just adoped me about two months ago I made there 7th adopted child my new mom could not have kids she has pcos alone with some other stuff so she had a Hysterectomy to get rid of the pain. most of my adopted brothers and sisters where adopted as teenages as well as myself and it is very hard to find a family that will take teenagers and my parents are one of the few foster familys in our county that take teenagers. Most everyone wants the cute little babies but the other kids in care need familys too. I know this was for adoptive parents but I thought that some people might want to hear from an adopted kid one that say since I got adoped I feel like I have a family for once in my life and if you could make one kid feel that way then you are a hero in my eyes.

    god bless, Amie

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