Hi, I found this board a few weeks ago and have been stalking it ever since.
I am very impressed at how helpful and encouraging you all are. I was a single foster parent for 5 years till I met my husband. He does not feel he can do foster care- (I met him just as my last two boys who I had had for 2 years were transitioning to their new adoptive home, and he saw how hard it was for me to see them go.) I have major IF issues and after meeting with an RE we decided adoption was best for us.
I always wanted to adopt, it took awhile for my husband to get used to the idea but once he did we signed up with my old agency and went going through all the paperwork to adopt through foster care. We were told over and over the chances of getting an infant through foster care are next to none, then one day my SW called and said a BM walked into their office off the street and wanted to do a closed adoption. We said yes of course the only thing was she was due in three days!! those were the longest, busiest days of our lives! Our baby girl was born in November and we got there 20 mins after she was born. I was allowed to stay at the hospital with her till she was discharged 3 days later. (sorry this is so long -and this is the short version!) anyway I look forward to being a part of this great board.