Back in the day, I was on the GP board. After a year of TTC (and a miscarriage along the way), we conceived our daughter who was born in 2009. Because I'm no spring chicken, we didn't wait long to start TTC again, but we weren't quite as fortunate this time around. IF treatments don't offer much hope unless we were willing to use donor eggs, which we aren't comfortable with, so here I am. Turns out DD was more of a miracle that we ever realized!
So we are exploring adoption now and hope to start a process sometime this summer. I've been lurking here for awhile and have learned a lot, but still have plenty more to learn. Right now, for a few reasons, we're leaning toward DIA. We're actually open to slightly older children, but I'm not sure we're up for the foster/adopt process.
I've gotten bogged down a bit lately in reading about adoption ethics and all the issues and problems in all sorts of adoption and I need to stop because it makes me so scared to step into something and get caught up in the whirlwind. Obviously there is a difference between being informed and proactive and being paranoid and I may be teetering over into the paranoid. I appreciate reading all of your personal experiences - good and bad - and look forward to learning lots more as we dip our toes into this new rollercoaster.