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#1 wannabeamama

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:31 PM

Can anyone recommend some good websites and/or books to read about adoption experiences and the adoption process, both public/private and internationally?  We are just thinking about getting our feet wet here and I want as much information as possible!


Me: 37 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

IVF # 2: January 2020

ER: Retrieved 15 eggs, 10 fertilized, ended up with 7 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Jan 2020: BFN

FET w/ICSI #1          Aug 2020: BFN

 

5 frosties left, likely not cycling again until next spring.

 


#2 Balsam

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

Our agency Adoption Options in Calgary has a list of recommended reading on their site, if you go to their webpage you can check out their list.



#3 wannabeamama

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:33 PM

I'll check that out, thanks very much!


Me: 37 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

IVF # 2: January 2020

ER: Retrieved 15 eggs, 10 fertilized, ended up with 7 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Jan 2020: BFN

FET w/ICSI #1          Aug 2020: BFN

 

5 frosties left, likely not cycling again until next spring.

 


#4 Aiglee

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

I loved Labours of Love: Canadians Talk About Adoption by Brennan, Deborah A.

 

You can also check the list of books in the Adopt4Life website: http://www.adopt4lif...tion-resources/ and the community for awaiting parents and adoptive parents is excellent


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Karma: Unexplained. 3 Failed IUIs with injectables in 2014. IVF #1: 5 day embryo transferred, 1 frozen. BFN. FET #1: 1 6 day embryo 2AB. BFN

One Fertility: DOR. AMH of 5.8 (Canadian). IVF #2: 2 eggs fertilized (ICSI), transferred 2 day 3 embryos. BFN

 

Adoption with CAS: Adopted a baby boy! Home since November 6th, 2016, adoption finalized June 26th, 2017.






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