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    Hey Jackie,

    I do actually understand what you mean, focussing more on your life. and yeah playing with them before they hit the teen years def a good thing haha.

    Luv2bamummy,

    Have you attended your seminar yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemylullah View Post
    Luv2bamummy,

    Have you attended your seminar yet?
    Hi there,
    No, it hasn't been yet... It's next Wednesday. I'm looking forward to it. Will definately post any interesting info on this thread...

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    Hi Luv2BaMummy

    I'm really interested to see how your seminar goes, my DH and I are booked into one in December. Like you we have thought ahead and if we get told in a years time that this having a baby thing is not possible for us we'll have another 3-4 years to wait from that point. My parents said it was pessimistic going to the seminar but I told them it's not, it's about keeping our options open.

    Dh and I are too young for China but qualify for the Thailand program. Adoption in America is a lot easier than it is here. One of my friends who is from the States is going to move back there so she can adopt her child.

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

    i am in the same place as you and i was one of the social workers from years ago who did the inter country adoption assessments in SA. I have a friend who has been on the wait list for China for 4 years, her approval is about to run out and she will need to be re-assessed again, with all the fees etc. She has been told that it could be another 2 -4 year wait.

    Having said that, it does seem to be quite different from state to state. But according to the 'goss', Americans are flooding the market, with easier adoption laws and singles also being able to adopt.

    I also found out that last year adoptions in Australia were at their lowest since the late 60's ( look up intercountry adoption stats!), For this reason and this reason alone, we have decided to pursue surrogacy,
    CC

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    oldchuck congrats on your little one - the process as it stands now is taking a lot longer than when you went through it.
    And even longer than when I went through it.

    Charlie I totally get why you are exploring surrogacy instead.

    My advice for those looking at ICA - look into the programs with the Phillipiness (sorry sp?) and Thailand - however expect these programs to start filling up more as more couples that would have taken part in the China or Ethiopia programs will be going with other programs.

    Also you need to know that there ware quota systems for many programs - so it could still take years after your approval beofre your paperwork leaves Australia.

    In all reality I recommend you consider exploring the possibility of living as Expats and adopting that way. (Many processes would be over in a 2 to 3 year mark, possibly even less and this includes the fact that you have to live overseas for 1 year for 'reasons other than adoption'.)

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    Wow! I wonder if celebs like Madonna and the girl off Greys Anatomy had to wait this long to get their babies?? Somehow, I don't think so...

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    Hey girls, just wondering if anyone learnt anything new from the seminars they attended around dec?

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    Has any body heard progress since last comments in 2009? I just started looking into options now and found that expat adoption is the fastest way, going to my state info session on local and intercountry adoption in a july 2012 but suspect wait times are going to be long, also looked into IVF as a backup but fertility is a crucial factor there. Looks like australia does not have as much bilateral agreements on adpotion with many countries like USA does.

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    charliecat09 is offline Becoming a Mummy through Surrogacy in India
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    The stats for international adoption continue to decline : http://havingababyinindia.blogspot.c...ians-goes.html

    Sorry...

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