Post # 1
As some of you wonderful ladies know, my husband and I have been TTC for almost 3 years, of that time the last 1.5 years trying meds with no luck. This week we have decided to start looking around and getting information regarding adoption. We have always considered adoption, since my husband and his brother were adopted when they were little, but we had wanted to try and have a biological child as well. Guess there are other plans for us!!! It seems all confusing and there is so much to look into, but we do have a couple of agencies sending us info packets and our pastor that married us, says that his dad who is also a pastor has helped several couples with adoption as well. So we will wait and get all the info we can and then narrow it down and begin the process!!!!
The TTC process is just so stressing for me and was making me really depressed, so instead of dwelling on want can’t be, I’m ready to move forward and make us having a family a reality!!! Any words of advice from anyone who has gone through the process or is currently going through the process are much appreciated!!! Thanks Bees:)
Post # 3
I haven’t been through the adoption process, but wanted to say good luck on this new journey 🙂
Post # 4
No advice, but I think that is wonderful and wanted to wish you the best. 🙂
Post # 6
Wow, congratulations! I’m sure this was a really big decision, but it sounds like a great new opportunity for your family. 🙂
I don’t have much advice, but there’s a couple adoption bloggers over on HelloBee; definitely check it out if you haven’t already! Mrs. Jacks (aka Mrs. DG over here) did a private domestic adoption; Mrs. Cowgirl did a private international adoption (and is working on her second); and Mrs. Tutu is doing a domestic adoption (although she’s still doing paperwork, so she isn’t able to post to much about it until it’s finalized). Good luck on this new journey!
Post # 7
Oh Stormy, I’m so excited for you!!! I know how long these last few years have been for you while I was going through a lot of the ttc with you and I’m so, so sorry that you didn’t have success. (Although, I still think you may get a BFP in the future!!!) But I can understand completely why you want to move on to adoption now. I’m so excited for you and support you 100%. You are going to be a MOM at the end of this process. YAY!! Finally! This will ALL be worth it in the end. I’m so, so, so happy and excited for you! I will support you along the way in any way that I can!! Big, big hugs and all the best to you!!
Post # 8
No advice either, but just want to wish you the best of luck to you and your husband.
Post # 9
I’m glad to hear that you’re looking into adoption. As someone with a social work background, I am a huge advocate for it. Also – just a word of advice – there is a HUGE need for parents of babies who were given to the system at an older age, as well as non-caucasian children. So I’m ESPECIALLY a huge advocate of those kinds of adoptions 🙂
Best of luck. Adoption is a really, really beautiful thing. I only wish more people realized that just because a child doesn’t have your DNA doesn’t make it any less “yours.” It’s truly my one hope for the future of society…that people will realize this.
Anyway, good luck 🙂
Post # 10
@stormy9973: I’ve followed your story since we started TTC 15 months ago, and I have always admired your positivity. I’m so happy for you that you’ve decided to pursue adoption. I have a girlfriend who adopted just over a year ago and she says that “getting to the other side” and becoming a Mom was so worth it after their 3 years of struggles and failed treatments.
All the best and please keep us updated!
Post # 11
I love adoption. It’s such a beautiful thing. But it can be a difficult road to walk. There’s paperwork, waiting, more paperwork, more waiting, and once you have that precious child in your home and a part of your family there can be behaviors to deal with that are less than desirable. I’m not saying this to discourage you. Just trying to be real. And for the record, even with the hard parts, I still think it’s a beautiful thing!
Just keep in mind there are lots of different kinds of adoptions. Some move faster than others, and some are more expensive than others. Do your research and figure out what is best for you.
… and BEST WISHES!!!
Post # 12
Best of luck! I love adoption and think it is a beautiful thing 🙂
Post # 13
@stormy9973: What an amazing decision and I wish you the BEST of luck! Your attitude is inspirational.
Post # 14
I have no advice but lots of well wishes!
Post # 15
No advice here either, but I just wanted to say best of luck! 🙂
Post # 16
Thank you all for your kind words!!! Just received an info pack today and got the book “You Can Adopt” in the mail today!! I feel really at peace with our decision!!!
@Mrs. Spring: I will definitely check these out, thank you!
@Jenn23: girlie thanks……you made me cry!!!! Thank you for being my cheerleader!!!
@MrsFarmer: thank you and I will keep everyone updated!!!