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January - Adoptive and Hopeful Adoptive Parents

What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)?

Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.)

Anything new and exciting happening this month in your process?

Any questions?

Any tips for the steps you’ve passed?

GTKY (Get to know you) How did you ring in the New Year?

Re: January - Adoptive and Hopeful Adoptive Parents

  • What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)? domestic infant adoption

    Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.) Waiting to be matched with birth parents

    Anything new and exciting happening this month in your process? We are getting ready to renew our Home Study. Most of our paperwork expires this month.

    Any questions? Nope.

    Any tips for the steps you’ve passed? Patience is key. Sometimes it takes a while for our social workers to find the right match.

    GTKY (Get to know you) How did you ring in the New Year? We celebrated our anniversary - 13 years of dating! Fancy dinner for two and Blues concert to take is to midnight.
    tamalahoops
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    What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)? domestic infant adoption

    Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.) Finished our home study application and am turning it in on Monday. 

    Anything new and exciting happening this month in your process? Just getting ready for home study. 

    Any questions? Any advice on the actual home study would be greatly appreciated.

    Any tips for the steps you’ve passed? Do your research to find the right agency for you and make sure it's ethical. 

    GTKY (Get to know you) How did you ring in the New Year? We made pasta at home with a bottle of wine and watched a movie. It was wild! 
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    tamalahoopsAnnieR81
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  • Domestic Infant Adoption

    Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.)
    Working on our homestudy.

    Anything new and exciting happening this month in your process? We're finally actually in the process and not just thinking about it!

    Any questions? Nope not yet!

    Any tips for the steps you’ve passed? Be patient if you're not quite ready yet

    GTKY (Get to know you) How did you ring in the New Year? We decided to go ahead and announce on social media. We've been very open about wanting to adopt and open about our infertility journey so we felt comfortable with the questions we knew we would get. We posted it on new years day with the caption "new year, new adventure!" Cute announcement pic in spoiler!

    Me: 28 Husby: 32
    Married May 2014
    TTC #1 Since April 2015
    Currently pursuing domestic infant adoption

    Our journey so far...
    (tw loss)
    Diagnosis: Poor Egg Quality 
    Working with an RE since March 2016
    2 failed TI cycles
    3 failed IUI cycles

    IVF Feb - April 2017
    23 eggs collected, 20 mature, 14 fertilized with ICSI, 4 day 3 blasts, 3 day 5 blasts, 1 PGS normal
    Transferred 1 PGS normal embryo 4.12.17
    BFP 4.21.17
    MMC due to small gestational sac 6.8.17

    Our adoption journey:
    12.25.18 Agency picked and apps submitted!



    brazenbibliostassischroederAnnieR81
  • @WinnieD Good luck with everything. One advice I would give for homestudy is to allow 1 month for paperwork completion - sometimes it can hard to get everything done right away - especially during tax season.

    For the visit I would make sure the house is clean and comfortable. Be honest about your desires for adoption and be open to listen to advice from your social worker. 

    It was important for us to find an agency that was Birth Mom focused. We didn't want our adoption to leave a big hole in this person's life and then not have any resources available for her. But ultimately it was cost that played the major factor for us.

    @ tamalahoops very exciting to see your announcement! Congrats on making the decision to move forward!
    tamalahoops
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