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    Default How long did adoption take?

    My husband and I are attending a seminar regarding overseas adpotion.. just wondering who out there has been through the O/S adpotion thing and how long it took from day 1 to the day you were holding your child. I guess it depends what country you adopt from..?
    Any info would be helpful..
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    I haven't actually adopted but, DH and I looked into overseas adoption several years ago. All research came up as approximately 3 years if things are going smoothly. That is from first applying to see if you are eligible to when you could be holding your baby. Things could have changed by now. Good luck!

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    Hi
    DH & I haven't adopted either but have been to the seminar twice, once before we had DS & again more recently.

    We were interested in adopting from Ethiopia, the first time we were told it can take between 3-5 years but the last lime we went that figure had jumped to 7-9 years.

    So much demand for adoption means people are going on a possible 2 years waiting list just to start the adoption process . Our experience was in Victoria so hopefully different for you.

    Good luck & hope you are holding a bubba soon

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    Hey,
    I am in WA and want to adopt, it has always been what I have wanted but have just started looking more thoroughly into it. Let me know how you go with what they say about approx time frames after your seminar

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    WA and vic will take 5 to 10 years

    SA and NSW 3 years +


    We pulled out of adoption with China (in May this year) after a 4 and half year process - facing maybe another 4 years from that point.

    We also did 4 ED/IVF cycles (I have premature ovarian failure)

    We are now living childfree.

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    Hi Jackie7

    wow that's a lot to have gone through. Are you still trying for a baby or have decided it was not meant to be? I am amazed the adoption process takes so long, it must of been hard for you and your hubby to finally make the decision to stop xxx

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    Thanks for your replies,

    Omg 5-10 years sounds long! We are ttc through IVF/ICSI and want to start the adoption ball rolling now, just in case!
    Will report back after the seminar with some up to date info..

    Cheers all

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    Luv2BaMummy, just a word of warning with the seminar thing - most of the professionals (SW's) working in this area tend to under-estimate the time lengths.

    My advice is to ask about the Thailand and Phillipness (sorry sp?) programs.

    My more realistic piece of advice is to consider living as Expats and go through the adoption process that way.

    Are you still trying for a baby or have decided it was not meant to be? I am amazed the adoption process takes so long, it must of been hard for you and your hubby to finally make the decision to stop
    For me it's not about it meaning to be or not meaning to be - I know sounds like it doesn't make sense. It is more that I have other things I also want to achieve in life.
    Because we were at it for so long and so many times along the way we had to think about why we did want children in the end the decision while hard was in a weird way a lot less challenging than I thought it would be.


    I'm actually at the stage were I am desperate to play and see my friends babies/kids (particularly before they become teenagers )

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    We have a little boy from overseas and it took us 2 and half years from start to finish. There are numerous factors as to the wait and some luck also. It depends upon your state and the country you are looking at and how quickly you can get the paperwork done.

    The whole process really isn't that bad I think there is a lot of stories out there that scare people not into applying. My advice is to do your own research and attend an information seminar, each state also has its own adoption associations (eg ASFC) which are worth contacting.

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    wow, 7-9 years
    Such a long time

    Good luck to anyone trying


 

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