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    Hello everyone,
    just testing to see if anyone still uses this forum? My husband and I have just been told after 2 years of unsuccessful ivf that we can not have children and for us Adoption was our immediate reaction. I am 32 and my husband is 29 and as I'm sure only you guys would understand in our group of friends and family we are the only ones having gone through ivf and now the adoption process. So we are feeling very alone and scared at the moment.
    We have to wait 6 months before we can apply for the adoption process from our understanding but one of he ladies at the department of local adoption that my husband spoke to said our age was in our favour and that she has put us on a waiting list for on invite to an information session?? For us we can't imagine not having children/a child in our lives to love and are daunted by this process. The length of time won't put us off its the not knowing if we will ever be blessed with a child to love. I would love some advice and feedback from anyone who can help.
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    Hi Jojo. I know exactly how you feel, about being the only ones in your family / friends circle going through this.

    After many years of IVF and then loosing our daughter at 22 weeks (conceived naturally!!) my husband and I moved on to adoption. We were the first of our group to try and have a child and are now the only ones without. The irony!

    The waiting can be very hard, so try and keep yourself busy. We were approved for adoption in December 2013, so all up it took us nearly 2 years to go through the process I think - and some have told me that was fast! I was 33 and DH was 35 when approved.

    We are still waiting for our child unfortunately, but after a recent catchup with our social worker she advised us that there were very few children in 2014. We are now considering permanent care - having chosen initially not to do a joint application we have to apply separately.

    I wish you much luck there isn't much activity on here, I think simply due to the limited number of people who apply. But if you have any questions I'm happy to answer them if I can.

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    Thank you so much Mrs Hyndes!
    We are just feeling so alone with this. It just seems you are in the dark for a long time with it all it that's what I struggle with.
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We never have actually conceived so I don't know what it's like to lose a baby but I certainly know what it's like to watch everyone around you have them and you knowing how hard it is not too.
    I really hope your are successful and your baby comes to you soon.
    Thank you so much for replying to me. I really needed to know we are not alone

    so much luck on your journey x

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    Hello everyone...long time reader, first time posting!
    just wanted to say that my husband and I are also trying to adopt and I'm happy to share the journey with others.
    Our story briefly...we have been married 14 years trying for a baby for over 12 years. Every ivf procedure possible was tried. Fell pregnant twice but miscarried both times. December 2013 our ivf specialist told us there was nothing more they could do and we should look into adoption.
    We commenced the adoption journey in May last year with the information session and then training in November. We were very blessed to have a case worker assigned to us nearly straight away. Our age is against us so we were very fortunate that so far the journey has been speedy! we had our interviews and home check and 2 weeks ago went before the panel....and we were approved!
    So, now we wait! How long it will take we do not know?? Months, years?? It's now out of our hands. We will just hope and pray our baby will come to us soon.
    if anyone needs advice or has any questions, feel free to ask.
    i wish you all the luck in the world xxx

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    Hello MissBek,

    You have had a long journey and where I can completely know your pain with the unsuccessful IVF I haven't experienced miscarriage so I am so sorry for your loss.
    I am so happy to hear your process with adoption was so quick! We feel so in the dark at the moment and are settling in for the long haul as we really would love to be given the chance to love a child unconditionally. We are on a waiting list for an information session but we also have to wait until we have past the 6 month wait after ivf to start the actual process.
    Can I ask did you find everyone helpful?
    Was there anything you wished you knew when you started the process?
    Sorry for throwing questions at you like this it's just its so good to know others are in the same boat

    kindest Regards
    Jodi

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    So wonderful to see some recent posts on here, it has given me some hope. I've been feeling really alone lately and no-one really understands what we are going through to it was amazing to read about everyone else's journeys and realise we actually aren't alone. We are still waiting for an invite to an information session, made initial contact at the end of January so really hoping we get an invite soon. We tried to have children for 5 years, even had ivf in 2 different states to make sure we had tried everything. On July 1 2013 we were told by our specialist we could never have children. It's taken us a long time to decide on adoption and now wish we had started the process sooner. I still grieve for the children we can't have biologically but am now ready go raise a beautiful child as our own. Sorry for long post, just nice to 'talk' to people that understand.

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    Hi Jodi,

    I have tried to send you a PM but it bounced back saying you are not signed up to receive PM.

    Are you happy to receive a private message?

    Cheers,

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    Hello Choc,

    So sorry I am still so new to this forum and I'm not sure how it works but please pm me I would love to hear from you.

    Kind Regards

    Jodi

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    It says for me to receive and send messages I need to have had 5 posts so this is the 5th. I hope it goes through. Please let me know if you have problems. I would love to hear from you

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