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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #250 on: May 18, 2017, 05:55:54 AM »
Wow, congrats !

So much change and a baby too. 

We'll need photos!
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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #251 on: May 18, 2017, 12:22:22 PM »
Exactly.  Photos or it didn't happen.
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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #252 on: September 22, 2017, 09:08:58 AM »
Last March, we attended a seminar about open adoption. After many hoops jumped through (and putting everything on hold for about 10 months while we found a new house, moved, and sold our old house) we are finally in the pool of waiting families! So now... waiting. Waiting and dreaming and hoping a mother will choose us. They say the average waiting time is about a year and a half, but it could potentially happen at any moment.

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« Reply #253 on: September 22, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »
18 months? Is there a shortage of orphans in the world? That means some families must wait upwards of three years.
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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #254 on: September 22, 2017, 09:23:58 AM »
18 months? Is there a shortage of orphans in the world? That means some families must wait upwards of three years.

We're not adopting an orphan. We're doing an open adoption, where you adopt a newborn and maintain a relationship with the birthmother (or birthparents, as the case may be).

And yes, some families go through a long wait indeed. There's one couple through our agency who look like they've been waiting since October 2013. If our wait was that long, we would probably start exploring the foster route.

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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #255 on: September 22, 2017, 01:32:55 PM »
Wow, that's so awesome! I have family and friends who have adopted (both open and foster) and it's quite the process either way. I'd love to do the same at some point if I get in the position where I think it would work.

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« Reply #256 on: September 22, 2017, 11:34:21 PM »
That's fantastic and quite an adventure!  Just having kids is an adventure, but that's great.  I know a couple families that have adopted on top of having their own kids and it turned out great.
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« Reply #257 on: September 23, 2017, 09:01:09 AM »
Congrats on advancing in that process. The waiting must be maddening but hang in there.
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Re: Life changes since I came to the forum...
« Reply #258 on: September 26, 2017, 08:27:10 AM »
Good stuff MT.
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