I am really new to all of this and unfortunately we can't jump in full force due to money but I just had a few questions about how you got started. I read somewhere that you should tell all of your friends and family about your intentions to adopt in the hopes that someone would know someone who would know someone who would know someone. Did you guys do this?
What brought it up to me was the fact that I work in a school as a counselor and come across several situations where one of my students or their friends (or in the case today, their parent) does not want to keep their baby. Of course for me I can't just jump in and say "give it to me!!" but I have had people suggest myself and my husband as possible adoptive parents to someone who has broached the subject. None of these have panned out as I'm sure most of the time they don't, but what if just that once it did? We have been pretty open with our friends and families about our struggles with infertility and our desire to have children so we are comfortable with the idea of sharing that we would like to adopt. But, if you did this- how did you go about it.
I had someone call me yesterday to tell me they had a student ask if they knew anyone who wanted to adopt and they gave them my name. My hopes are not up at all, ok maybe a tiny smidge, but it just got me thinking about the possibility. Thanks for all the info and thanks for letting me be a part of this board!