I wanted to thank you all for this board and also introduce myself as a "dirty lurker"
We are verrrrrrrrrry early in the information-gathering stage of hopefully adopting, and I just wanted to introduce myself since I have reading about your experiences. It only seems fair.
Though you will see from my signature that I have recently had a miscarriage, there is no reason at this point to think that I will never have living biological children of my own. But it is still on my heart to give a good loving home to a child or children who need one. It's a little overwhelming at this point to wade through the mountains of information available, but you ladies have given me good places to start and some good discussion points and things to think about with my H. It's still a bit intimidating at this point, both with the potential costs, all of the unknowns and just the amount of decisions that would have to be made to move forward, but it's really exciting.
A little about me: H and I are both in our early 30s ... We are Christians, actively involved with our church, and live in PA. I'm an athlete and I love to watch sports. I can watch anything competitive honestly, but my favorites are football and soccer. I am open to brutal honesty when necessary, so please do not feel like you have to hold anything back just because you think you're going to hurt my feelings. Other than blatantly identifying information (I am slightly paranoid of internet stranger danger) I am an open book, so please feel free to ask me anything. Otherwise I pretty much plan on mostly lurking for a while until we really get going.
Thank you for reading! And thank you for helping me so much already by sharing your experiences :-)
BFP #1: 4/7/14, EDD: 12/16/14 -- Missed Miscarriage - D&C on 5/13 at 9 weeks
BFP #2: 10/24/14, EDD: 07/04/15 -- Chemical Pregnancy confirmed 10/27
BFP #3: 11/28/14, EDD: 08/06/15 -- Strong heartbeat at 6 weeks, Missed Miscarriage - D&C on 1/9 at 10 weeks