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Book Suggestions

Hello,
DH and I have been trying to conceive since April 2015.  We just finished an IVF cycle in January.  Long story short it failed and we had no embryos that made it to freeze.  We made the painful decision about a week ago to stop treatment.  Our plan is to take some time off, save up a bit, and pursue adoption (most likely domestic) in the next couple of years.

I was just wondering if anyone here had any suggestions on good books about adoption and the adoption process.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
TTC #1 Since: April 2015
Unexplained Infertility

Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
Cycle 5: HSG-normal
              Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

tamalahoops

Re: Book Suggestions

  • Hi @hoffmanr7 Welcome to the group! I recommend You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Family Guide by Susan Caughman. It's a great place to start. It walks you through all the adoption options, how to tell your support group and how to finance an adoption depending on your choices. 

    As someone who struggled with infertility before we moved to adoption, I wish you all the luck!
    tamalahoopshoffmanr7
  • @hoffmanr7 I just heard back from our adoption agency.  They recommend Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Siber and Phyllis Speedlin, The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis (Bonding and Attachment), and Come Rain or Come Shine by Rachel Garlinghouse.  I hope that helps!
    Married: Nov 2010
    TTC #1 since: Aug 2016
    Dx: Unexplained
    6 failed IUIs on Letrazole & Ovidrel
    Final (#7) IUI - BFP!
    EDD: Nov 2018
    Team Pink!
    Me: 31/DH: 30

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    tamalahoopsAnnieR81hoffmanr7
  • Thank you!
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

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