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#1 Axl2

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

Happy News Years everyone!! New year new post hoping everyone has a great year!

 

So I found out today that we are 146 on the waiting list and the active number is 117.

 

Any updates?



#2 ilovemydogs

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

We were shortlisted for a placement in December (through the ARE) and found out less than a week before Christmas that another family was chosen. It was hard as I was finally starting to hope again. I don't see any other possibilities on the horizon, so I'm feeling a bit discouraged.
See "About Me" for details. All treatments failed. Not sure where to go from here.

#3 Mrs. R

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

So sorry to hear that ilovemydogs. The adoption process can be so heartbreaking and uncertain. Hoping that you get the perfect match this year. Try not to get too discouraged...the perfect child for you is out there or just not born yet :)

 

Is that good Axl2? I don't know anything about how adoption works in Alberta, sorry. 

 

On our end, we have one more meeting with our practitioner, and then all our stuff can get sent in to be reviewed, and hopefully approved! We are hoping to be adopt ready by the beginning of April at the latest :) 


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Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 30

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 


#4 janny82

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

We have our yearly home study update booked with the social worker next week. I have no idea where we are on the wait list but with all the waiting families and so few babies being placed privately in Alberta it will likely be another 2 years or more until we get matched for placement. Trying to just enjoy life as much as possible in between cycling and waiting. Have a trip to Vegas planned in March which should be fun I hope. Maybe I will get lucky and win some $$$! Apparently Backstreet Boys will be performing when we are there and I am trying (unsuccessfully) to convince DH to get tickets.


Hang in there,ILMDs. I truly hope you will get another potential match soon. This isn't easy, that's for sure!
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#5 SecondAct

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:09 PM

I am new. We just attended our info session and are waiting for PRIDE.

#6 EverHopefull!

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

Crashing to say that if Janny's DH doesn't agree to see the Backstreet Boys, that I'll go!  I actually did a BSB musical reference in a staff meeting this morning so I think it's meant to be, lol!


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#7 Mrs. R

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

Just got notice today that the Adoption Resource Exchange is April 30th in Toronto!


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 30

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 


#8 ilovemydogs

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:53 PM

Thanks Mrs. R. We will be there.
See "About Me" for details. All treatments failed. Not sure where to go from here.

#9 Mrs. R

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

Awesome ilovemydogs! We will be there too!


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 30

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 


#10 Renewed Hope

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and new to the adoption process. We recently submitted our application for domestic adoption in BC and are due to meet with our social worker this week. In many ways I can't believe DH and I are now at this stage in our dream to have a family, but in other ways I am just so happy to have a new sense of positivity and direction. Obviously I know there are certainly no guarantees when it comes to adoption, but I figure our luck has to change at some point!

Wishing everyone a successful 2017!
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#11 Fuelgirl

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Posted Yesterday, 01:24 AM

Hi everyone!
Jumping in here as we've sent in our application for Lithuania, and habe our first home study mid February. Been waiting with the local Adoption Options Agrncy for 5 years. Signed up for the 2 day International course early May. Questionnaires being worked on but wondered if anyone else heard of Lithuanian adoptions?

March 2011
IVF #1 BFP....5 week u/s found no embryos in sac - medicated miscarriage @ 6 weeks
Oct 2011
FET: BFN
Jan 2012
IVF #2 BFN

April 2012: Adoption Options application and seminar

Jan 2014: AO file renewed for year 2

March 2014: Looking for our donor

April 9 2014: Dr. Hudson at VFC feels I can carry if I follow a wheat-free diet, lose more weight, and all our tests come back normal. Will see how things go, and think we have found an egg donor!

Sept 29: start BCP, Preg Vit 5, Iron, Greens from It Works (I am a Distributor :)

Oct 17: Depo Lupron Shot, continue bcp, prenatal etc.

Oct 24: Last bcp, period should start in next 4 days

Oct 29 Blood test (Estradol and progesterone)

Oct 31 Start Estrace and 81mg aspirin

13 Nov - fly to Victoria with donor

14 Nov - base line u/s and bw, both of us.

week of 20th retrieval/transfer


#12 Axl2

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Posted Yesterday, 05:32 PM

I have never heard of it. How long is the wait for international adoption?

#13 Fuelgirl

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Posted Yesterday, 11:46 PM

I have never heard of it. How long is the wait for international adoption?

Who knows. We have been on the list for local, open, private adoption for 5 years, and CFS for one year. Could be matched right away or take a few years. All up to the country and contacts there I believe. Bulgaria is another country we tried to learn more about. Our local adoption options agency works with those countries, plus China and a few others I believe.
Trying everything before our ages become an issue (48 in March), so a child over 2 or older is a great fit for our family. We always wanted a newborn, but at this stage, open to new possibilities.

March 2011
IVF #1 BFP....5 week u/s found no embryos in sac - medicated miscarriage @ 6 weeks
Oct 2011
FET: BFN
Jan 2012
IVF #2 BFN

April 2012: Adoption Options application and seminar

Jan 2014: AO file renewed for year 2

March 2014: Looking for our donor

April 9 2014: Dr. Hudson at VFC feels I can carry if I follow a wheat-free diet, lose more weight, and all our tests come back normal. Will see how things go, and think we have found an egg donor!

Sept 29: start BCP, Preg Vit 5, Iron, Greens from It Works (I am a Distributor :)

Oct 17: Depo Lupron Shot, continue bcp, prenatal etc.

Oct 24: Last bcp, period should start in next 4 days

Oct 29 Blood test (Estradol and progesterone)

Oct 31 Start Estrace and 81mg aspirin

13 Nov - fly to Victoria with donor

14 Nov - base line u/s and bw, both of us.

week of 20th retrieval/transfer