Hi Macks- thanks for the link. It looks like there is only one more session being ran this year and I was told that there are waiting lists so Id say we will be looking at 2014.
Hi Bubbles, I didn't think your post came across as negative. I think we have run into the same problems as you did as it is coming to the end of the year. I don't mind that it may be a few months away before we can go but I would hate to wait 6 + months to get into one and then decide it is not for us. At this point I feel confident that this is the path we will take. For the first time in a long time I am excited about what the future may hold for us.
I have just a couple of more questions if anyone is able to help.
I think I read somewhere, maybe in one of the brochures I was sent that it was strongly encouraged for you to attend counseling. I have never had counseling before and don't particularly feel like I need it. I have a great support network and have always been very open with my close friends/family. Since we have decided to leave IVF behind us, I feel a great weight has been lifted. Will it be frowned upon it we don't go to any counseling?
Also my DP and I have been together almost 8 years but we are not married. We have talked about marriage in the past but because neither of us are particularly religious we haven't felt a real big need to do so. Now we are looking at adoption/PC, I wonder if being married might give us a better chance? Any thoughts?
Also, for the past few years we have been renovating our house in hopes to sell and upgrade. This will probably happen in the next 12 months to 2 years. Is this likely to cause us any problems with applying for adoption??
Sorry for all the questions. I just like to do my research and be prepared.
I am so glad I found this forum also. I was a very active poster on an IVF forum but once we decided to leave that behind us, I was a little lost as it seems there is not as much support for those who walk away.