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Currently at the very beginnings of it. Mostly doing our research on which way we want to go with adoption. And making sure we have all our finances in order so there aren’t too many surprises. Very similar to IVF I’m that aspect. Side note: stay on top of your insurance people with your IVF stuff! My husband and I have had a few learn the hard way moments/insurance dropped the ball on communication. So hound them if need be!

Circling back……yes very beginnings of the adoption process. We hope to meet with an adoption lawyer or 2 to just ask a few questions that the agencies we’ve looked at so far aren’t really clear on. Gathering lots of intel. Already have several resources/support from friends and family that have been through this process and they have calmed several of my original fears. Cross your fingers we will be able to make it happen! 😉

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Like @phoenixzip I wanted to share my family's story of not being able to achieve pregnancy that partially led our focus to foster care to adoption as the topic of infertility and adoption is important. is important to me personally. My wife and I have been married nearly three years now and were trying to achieve pregnancy from day one. At the same time, we started pursuing our foster care license as we felt that loving those kiddos was a need in the community that we could fill.

We got our license in February of 2018 and that October our first placement, an 8-month old boy, came into our home. Over the course of the next year, through lots of ups and downs, it was decided that he would not be reunited with his bio parents and that we would be his permanency option. As of a few days ago his case file was closed and we are now officially on the path towards adoption.

While we were navigating the roller coaster of our foster-son’s case, we continued to pursue biological children. Through several tests and examinations for both my wife and I, we came up empty as to pinpointing any reason as to why we were unable to achieve pregnancy. While we still have hope that someday we can have biological children, we shifted our gaze completely toward adopting and loving this little boy that came into our home, and now also fostering (for now, possibly adopting too) his two-week old biological brother. Foster care and adoption bring lots of ups-and-down and will feel like a roller coaster but giving a child who doesn’t have a home a safe place to live and grow is well worth it.

I look forward to hearing others stories!