Where are you in the process?

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Where are you in the process? Researching? Matched? Placement made? Adoption finalized?
Meghan and Jonny- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - May 1, 2010

Re: Where are you in the process?

  • Adoptive mom to a daughter we adopted via DIA in 2010.
  • I'm a lurker over here - we just made contact with an adoption agent to request more information about how to get the process started :)
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  • As of 9/12/14 we are waiting a match.
  • We are in the middle of our home study for foster to adopt. Last classes this week, as well
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  • We are awaiting a court date for finalization. We've had Bruce home with us for almost 8 months, and he is 14.5m old!

    We are also in the research phase for foster to adopt, but it will probably be about a year before we begin that process.
  • We picked our agencies and will start the domestic infant adoption process once we move and save a little more money.
  • Mostly a lurker here, gathering research :)

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  • We are parents to an almost 14 month old placed with us through domestic infant adoption. We finalized just over a month ago. I think our family is complete. ...
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  • I have been a lurker here for awhile :) We have officially started the process and had a workshop this weekend with Independent Adoption Center for DIA. There was a lot of information and I'm kind of feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed about starting the home study process but very ready to get everything going. Any helpful info to pass along is very welcome!
  • We were approved a few weeks ago... waiting on a match


    "Even miracles take a little time"

  • I'm a lurker.  We are awaiting a match.  We finalized our home study and completed everything to adopt 2 through foster care.  We do not plan on fostering.  
  • We are FTA with our first placement in July, a three-week old girl. We are hopeful adoption will happen in the next year.


  • beachybride10beachybride10 member
    edited September 2014
    We are in the researching stage. My H and I met with two agencies, and we will be attending an info session in October for another one. Hoping to choose by mid-late October. Especially since most have a wait list to get into the actual program.
    Meghan and Jonny- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - May 1, 2010
  • Gathering research and saving money until DH's adoption assistance benefits kick in at work next year.
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  • Adoptive parents to a 6 week old baby boy!
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  • Adopted our son in 2011, finalized in 2012.  Been waiting since December 2013 for our next child!
  • We've been a waiting family for 3.5 weeks. 
  • Lurker! Researching FTA, have been to one orientation solo, now need to schedule DH. 
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  • Waiting for placement since 8/7/14. :)
    January 2014--Picked Agency, had informational Meeting and turned in Application
    June      2014--Started our Home Study (all paperwork &fingerprinting that ensued)
    August  2014--Finished our Home Study and Officially Waiting

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  • Matched with a foster son since may 9th 2014. (Was just over 8 months old) He just turned a year old. Court date is set for jan 20th 2015 and will find out if they stop FR or give the BP six more months. Hopefully 120 days from jan 20th court date we will get termination of parental rights and begin our paperwork!
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    FET #2 Jan 31st  2014 
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    Currently fostering to adopt an amazing little 1 year old boy..P.J!
    FET#3  is Oct 29th 2014
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  • Adopted our son in feb 2012 and our daughter in June 2013, both open domestic infant adoption through a local agency.
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  • Lurker. Doing one more round of IVF. If it fails will move immediately to adoption. So trying to prepare as much as possible now. Following this board and reading "secrets to your successful domestic adoption" by Jennifer Pedley.
  • sgb721sgb721 member
    edited September 2014
    Domestic Infant Adoption with an Agency

    We've been home study approved and waiting since Feb 2013
    TTC since June 2010
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  • I'm a birthmom, chose her parents Aug 2013, gave birth Jan 8, and placed her Jan 10. In a very open adoption.
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  • Lurking and researching for now. :)
  • Waiting family -- 2 months
  • We are in limbo right now while waiting for to be approved for our foster/adoption license.
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  • We are foster-to-adopt but also fostering. We currently have two sisters 5 and 8 who have been with us since Feb. 14. They should have reunified already but mother is dragging her feet. 

    We may just do foster respite next and wait for a FTA situation. Our friends adopted an infant recently and it got us feeling antsy that we haven't started down the path to our permanent family.
  • Homestudy finished, signed with agency, working on our profile!
  • We are doing Foster to adopt. entering the home study fase :)
  • We are done with the homestudy and one away document from finishing up the dossier for an international adoption:) Almost there!!!

  • Just retained an attorney and starting paperwork this week! 
  • We adopted our daughter at birth in January 2013, in an open adoption with the birthmom's side of the family (no contact with birthdad)
    Adopted a baby girl in January 2013 via domestic infant adoption
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  • We have completed our 90 day wait and go next week to sign our adoption petition
  • Update: We picked an agency and submitted the application. We are now working on the home study paperwork.
    Meghan and Jonny- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - May 1, 2010
  • We are just getting started. We're going to an adoption information seminar hosted by the agency we're pretty sure we're going to do.
    So excited!!!

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    2 rounds of ovidrel with no IUIs. 

    Feb 2016 -Started IVF cycle but cancelled. 
    March 2016 - Changed doctor
    March 2016 - Diagnosed with male factor, motility issues
    May 31, 2016 - Started IVF cycle
    June 15, 2016 - Egg retrieval, 27 eggs 

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