Adoption?

This may not be the right group to post this in, but I was just wondering..Would any of you ladies consider adoption? FI and I have talked about this quite a few times, and we've decided that if we just cannot seem to get pregnant by a certain age, we'd adopt. 

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 5:11 am
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jackieg
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Yes....we are starting to look into it...after 3 failed pregnancies and no insurance coverage for IVF....
Posted on September 30, 2011 at 5:45 am
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I haven't ever really thought about it. But I'm not opposed to it. I feel like I would be a very selfish adopter though. I feel like the kids that need adopting the most are the older ones, but I would want a baby. 

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 5:50 am
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DH and I were talking about this yesterday. (Found out my cousin's wife, who is 25, doesnt produce eggs really and was told she has some genetic disease that will make it difficult to fully carry a child to term if she would happen to get pregnant.) And we decided we'd totally do it if we couldnt have kids of our own.

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 6:00 am
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Definitely! Dh and I are planning to adopt, even though we are pregnant now. We actually went to the agency a couple weeks before our bfp and are so excited to get started. It definitely is not cheap (at least where I live) but we aren't going to let that stop us. We've always had the desire to adopt, whether we have biological children or not.
Posted on September 30, 2011 at 6:35 am
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Same as Karen. DH and I had just started to look into the adoption process when we got a bfp shortly after but we would still like to adopt. It is something I always thought I might do (even before I met DH) and the same for him. It can definitely be expensive so it may be out of our reach for us but it is not off the table yet...

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 7:15 am
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I think that adoption is such a wonderful thing!  There are so many children out there that need good, loving homes.


I have always said that if we were in a situation where we were able to (mostly financial) then absolutely, we would adopt!

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 7:41 am
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I've never really considered it.  I've always wanted a family though so if I were unable to have biological children, I would seriously consider.


On a side note, we have talked about using a surrogate.  I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease about 2 yrs ago and was told pregnancy might not be possible depending on whether I had a severe case or not.  Both my sister and SIL offered to be a surrogate rather than risk my health, which is pretty amazing!  Luckily, 2 years later, my condition has not become life-threatening so I'll hopefully be able to have a healthy pregnancy!  But it's an idea we had definitely bounced around.

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 7:43 am
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I sort of feel the same evbickers. I'd really want a baby as well. I think adoption is a beautiful thing. There are millions of children that need a family. It's sad really how many are without homes. Even if we were able to have our own, I think I'd still want to adopt. Of course provided we had the finances. 

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 9:02 am
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We would look into adoption. I've been a foster parent before so I am not opposed to children that aren't biologically mine.

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 9:55 am
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I'm definitely not opposed to it but I think we'll try everything possible to get pregnant first. I really want that experience of growing a little human being in my belly. :)  But if we were unable to we would definitely adopt - we want a family no matter how it happens

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 6:49 am
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If we were unsuccessful in getting pregnant (I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant) then we would look into adoption. But we would also do everything possible to get pregnant - thankfully we did not need to!
Posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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we are planning on adopting and this is our first choice over having biological children which im quite sure we would be able to- Im not sure why its so often looked at as a second choice I think giving a child a home is so important for all those unwanted babies out there- also if you go thrfough your local state agency- it si free to adopt- even babies

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm
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Missbling - With me I wanted to have the full experience (feeling the kicks / movement and childbirth) and also know that this little person is something that DH and I created together.
Posted on October 2, 2011 at 2:09 am
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I've always wanted to adopt...and even more so an older child.  But DH does not want to :o(

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

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