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    Hey @Charlie74 - absolutely I remember you! Wow you still have a bit of a journey ahead yet lovely, I wish you so well on that. You're only 41-ish yeah? Good to know that adoption and permanent care are an option though isn't it. It would be an incredible thing to do both for yourselves and a poor wee one. You guys could go for adoption too, which might be a better option as the kiddos are voluntarily offered and not necessarily from a traumatic background. Adoption here is still so backward - Mr Progressive Daniel Andrews I see is making changes so that same sex couples can adopt in Victoria, but I've seen nothing about single women yet. Also I think they only manage to adopt out a very small number of infants each year..
    I've not seen the Facebook ads and videos etc for permanent care. Must see if I can get that happening!
    I didn't make it to the perm care info session this week as I'm going to attend one next month that is on after work, will def keep you updated on that!

    Yep Blonde, there are several training sessions you must attend after the info session. Jeez I read an article this week though that talked about a DHS bungle where they accidentally released the carers home address to some disgruntled birth father who was known to be violent. You would only hope and pray not to have that happen.. My dad couldn't deal with the idea of me having my own baby as a single parent, goodness knows how he'd respond to this permanent care idea. Which is why I'm not telling him about it just yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly70 View Post
    Hey @Charlie74 - absolutely I remember you! Wow you still have a bit of a journey ahead yet lovely, I wish you so well on that. You're only 41-ish yeah? Good to know that adoption and permanent care are an option though isn't it. It would be an incredible thing to do both for yourselves and a poor wee one. You guys could go for adoption too, which might be a better option as the kiddos are voluntarily offered and not necessarily from a traumatic background. Adoption here is still so backward - Mr Progressive Daniel Andrews I see is making changes so that same sex couples can adopt in Victoria, but I've seen nothing about single women yet. Also I think they only manage to adopt out a very small number of infants each year..
    I've not seen the Facebook ads and videos etc for permanent care. Must see if I can get that happening!
    I didn't make it to the perm care info session this week as I'm going to attend one next month that is on after work, will def keep you updated on that!

    Yep Blonde, there are several training sessions you must attend after the info session. Jeez I read an article this week though that talked about a DHS bungle where they accidentally released the carers home address to some disgruntled birth father who was known to be violent. You would only hope and pray not to have that happen.. My dad couldn't deal with the idea of me having my own baby as a single parent, goodness knows how he'd respond to this permanent care idea. Which is why I'm not telling him about it just yet
    How's it going @Kelly70 are you still looking into fostering/perm care? Somehow I ended up reading about it recently and feel quite strongly about fostering at some point.

    Congrats @Vixjc how wonderful 🎆🎆🎆
    Where is everyone else up to?

    DS1 is 15 months now and the light of my life. Just scrumptious.

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    @ScubaGal - hey darlin!! Thanks for checking in! I'm actually away in Europe on a 5 week holiday with the family; has been amaaaaazing. Back in about 10 days.

    Still thinking perm care through and I didn't make it to an info session before I went away. I am definitely planning to attend when I get back from holidays. I'm still trying to determine whether I try fostering first before taking the big leap- that would be sensible however I really don't want to be too much older than this especially if I take on a child under 2. I'm still **** scared about taking this on by myself, as I was scared about having a baby on my own. Good thing is, I shared this perm care idea with my brother and my sis in law for this first time whilst on our holiday (after a few champers whilst in France and they were both hugely supportive and excited about the idea. Which made me feel really good.

    I'll ring then when I return from holidays and get the ball rolling. I'll be sure to update you guys on it all.

    Scuba, I agree, it would be an incredibly rewarding thing to offer a neglected or abused child an incredible new life. I really hope I have the balls to take it on - going to the sessions will be the first step clearly. I'm sure it will be eye opening and a huge learning curve and that I am incredibly naive about it all right now (just like starting out with IVF).

    All we need now is for Mr Andrews to rewrite the adoption laws so that single people can adopt too. I'd be so much more comfortable with adoption.

    Any updates from anyone else?

    Xx

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    Hello Girlies

    Anyone still active in bubhub world.

    It's been a while since I was last here.

    Now looking at egg donation and would love to talk to you guys first before joining a thread where I know no one.

    Please say hi if you'd like to chat

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    Hello luv - I'm still around. I read, but don't post much. My twins were born before Xmas at 38+3, one healthy, one stillborn. We are grateful and devastated at the same time.

    Happy to answer any DE questions 😊

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    Oh Vixjc my gorgeous sister had a stillborn at 41 wks baby Jack thankfully two rainbow babies followed a couple of years later. A rainbow twin survived, that's special indeed. What is your beautiful baby called?

    My partner Initially didn't want to go the donor egg route after we lost the twins but we've visited my UK family recently who have babies and toddlers and it's made him quite sad that he has no children.

    Since our miscarriage I've progressed into post menopause and so egg donation is our only option.

    I've read how difficult it can be here in Oz to find a donor egg and I have no close friend or sister to ask. My daughter would give her eggs tomorrow but on ethical grounds and personal feeling even though it has been allowed in NZ.

    I've been reading a little about Greece and their egg donation.

    I'm just looking for someone with personal experience. What's your story Hun? Thank you xx

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    Our story is that after 6 OE Cyvles with only one EPU it became apparent that despite my AMH, we needed DE. My FS at the time recommended his mates clinic in Greece - 'Genesis'. We went there, were required to be in Athens for 3 weeks. The experience at the clinic was pretty awful in terms of feeling like a number rather than a patient, but I did get a bfp. Unfortunately, I miscarried. We decided to do DE in Greece again but at a clinic I had found via the UK version of bubhub. By that stage in my ivf journey I needed a bit of bedside mannercand you don't get that at Genesis. I also didn't want to have to be there for another three weeks. My preferred clinic ('Serum') could facilitate a much shorter visit. I went for 6 nights, had a great time, lots of patient care, got pregnant, and my son was born a few days before Xmas in 2014. I did another three cycles at Serum, same donor, and got pregnant with the twins who were also born a few days before Xmas.

    There is a thread on BH about egg donation in Greece, you'll find it's pretty focused on one clinic - 'Embryoland'. I looked into them originally but found them too pushy and cavalier, I get the sense they're great when there are no complicating factors with your fertility, but if there are other issues you might want to drill down as to how they will be addressed. You don't need to be flying to Greece so the Dr can go on a learning curve about your specific needs. Basically there are a few different clinics and it's important to pick the one that best resonates with you, medically and mentally:-). There is also 'Ruth Pellow who can be the middle man between you and the clinic and help you choose the right one ...

    I found the decision to use DE easy, but grieving the loss of the opportunity for OE children was hard. I adore my boys and they couldn't be more 'mine' if they were OE. I'm often told they look like me. So overall my experience was great - and not just because I love Greek food!

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    So very sorry for the loss of your little baby. 😢😢😢
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    Hello luv - I'm still around. I read, but don't post much. My twins were born before Xmas at 38+3, one healthy, one stillborn. We are grateful and devastated at the same time.

    Happy to answer any DE questions 😊

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    Thank you so much. You have given me food for thought and it's great to hear about another clinic in Greece. Lots of love to you and your family x

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    @Vixjc, sorry to hear of your loss. Also, congratulations on the safe arrival of your little one.
    @Kelly70, best wishes for your permanent care/adoption journey. I'm sure there are kids out there who would flourish in your family.
    @missybear, best wishes for your DE journey.

    @BlondeinBrisvegas, @ScubaGal & everyone else

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