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    Hi gusandmeg,

    I just wanted to send a quick reply to say that we feel
    for you and understand how heart breaking it is.
    We went through the same situation in march.
    Almost identical, a little bub with medical conditions etc
    We invested every thing we had in the possibility, went
    to our GP to discuss the condition and management of it.
    We agreed to have our file put forward and then on the
    day of the board meeting we waited all day for " the call"
    we finally had it at 4pm saying we weren't chosen.
    it was so difficult to process. But then like yourself over
    time we felt that it wasn't meant to be and this little bub
    was in the home that was meant for them.

    I just wanted to give you some very strong hope as
    6 weeks after that we got "the call" and were allocated
    our daughter. She had been with us 7 months now.
    I head this story time and time again, and once you are
    put forward once then it is so often the case you are matched
    soon after. Everyone I have met over the years in the
    program said to me that it was a very good sighn being
    put forward and that it meant we would be matched soon.
    We were too down to believe it for a while and then settled back
    into the wait and then got the biggest suprise.

    Our social worker actually told us quite recently quite candidly that
    it is often the case that they out a family forward to
    get them known out there and then a match follows soon
    once your file has been seen around the offices.

    I think this is very very good progress and I am sure
    we will hear good news from you in the near future.

    Have a goid Christmas break with the knowledge
    that you are just that bit closer

    Sam

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    PS. sorry for the bad typo's and auto corrects
    I am typing on my I phone with a bubby screaming
    in the background

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    PS. sorry for the bad typo's and auto corrects
    I am typing on my I phone with a bubby screaming
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    Hi Sam,

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for everything you wrote to me, I think you are spot on with everything. As challenging as the whole experience was we are very much hoping that it's a positive sign for us with good news just around the corner. I'm going to check in with our social worker early next week (think shes on hols now) see if there is anything in the pipelines... I hope next time I write on here its with good news. Thank you again for taking the time to write to me with encouragement and support.

    How is everyone else doing? Any news or updates?
    Hope everyone is well.

    : )

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    Hi gusandmeg,

    After reading your post I imagine you must have experienced a range of emotions varying from one minute to the next. I guess the wonderful thing is that in receiving 'the call' makes the whole thing seem more real; that it will happen for you.

    As for us, we are waiting for our office to allocate us with a social worker. They said they would be in touch soon.

    Goodnight all,
    Bubbles
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    My fingers are crossed you get a call from a social worker soon. It's great to get the ball rolling with the interviews and it's the end of the process which is even better. You never know you might end up with a bub yourself in 2014. Exciting year ahead : )

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    Question Newbie

    Hi Everyone,

    Congratulations to those that have recently had placements and good luck to those that are still going through the process.
    I am so glad I've found this, it's been difficult to find anything much on the topic at all. My partner and I have two biological sons already and are hoping to open our home to some children through the permanent care program. We are hoping to attend the info session in February, although we have had this in sight for quite a few years now so already know we will be following through. I have seen you writing about asking for an application pack after you attend the training sessions - it seems like so far away! Is there anything I could be working on now in order to speed up the process? Like gathering information or references or starting our life stories? What do they ask you to provide them? I have also been reading some of you have had an obstacle due to BMI - is this also a rule with permanent care or is it just for adoption? This may be a problem for us.

    I have never posted on a site like this before - so I hope this ends up in the right spot.

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    Hi Childrenrock,

    welcome to the chat site.

    Just at a quick bit of info. I rang our local office and
    asked for the application form before we did the training. ( we had done
    information sessions already )
    We had to wait a few months for the training session so
    we just got on with the application first ( life story, referees etc).
    So by the time we had finished the training we could hand it in straight
    away. It made it easier to wait for training as we had something to do.


    I am am not sure how we managed this, maybe it was just luck. But I don't see
    any reason why you can't ask to have the pack now so you can get an idea about what is required.

    One of the things that held us back was getting letters to state my husbands health from 3 different specialists, mostly for conditions that had gone or
    recovered from but we still had to supply them and it took months to get them
    from each doctor, guess everyone is just busy and these things take time.
    And referees despite good intentions can sometimes take longer than expected
    so I guess there are a few things you can start early if not the whole application
    if you can get it.

    FYI: We have one son adopted 3 1/2 years ago and one daughter through pernament care program, with us 8 months now.

    There are lots if people who can help here so you have come to the right place.

    Sam

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    Thank you gusandmeg for your lovely reply.

    Bubbles

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    Hello Ladies

    I have just spent the past hour reading this complete thread! Thank you a billion times over for sharing your experiences and wealth of information!!!

    My husband and I have decided to complete our IVF journey (3 years worth) and start our Adoption journey. We are soooo excited, and a little nervous at the same time.

    I've spoken with our local CRE team and am being sent the Introduction Session registration information. We are in Geelong and our Information session is on February 19th

    Does anyone have any 2014 success stories yet?

    Thanks again ladies for your info on this thread, I'm feeling very well informed from all fronts and looking forward to finally becoming a mummy (after all the paperwork, training, and other hurdles of course!)

    xxx


 

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