Amanda - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
I would, and I am sure everyone else would love to hear your experiences with adoption. Please post them here in this thread for everyone to read! I will start out with my own!
My husband and I have been married for 7 years and live in North Idaho!
I am 26 but have "old eggs" or "eggs of a 40 year old" so we pursued adoption, not knowing what we were getting ourselves into.
We have 4 children through the miracle of adoption!
Halle is 4. and sassy! We got her at birth.
Payton is 3.5 and just 7 months younger than Halle, she is a daredevil!
Sofia is 2 and a typical terribly sweet toddler.
Parker our only boy is 1 and is my Sonshine :)
I was too young to adopt Internationally when we decided we couldn't wait any longer!
We went through an adoption agency in Utah-I was too young to adopt in our home state of Idaho.
We were matched with Halle's birthmom and from match to home it was just 5 weeks!
We got a call in December from Halle's birthmom asking us if we would be willing to adopt her sister's baby due in February. We agreed and brought Payton home in February!
The following January we received a letter from Payton's birthmom asking us if we would be willing to adopt another sister's baby due in May. Sofia came home in May!
SO just to clarify all 3 of our girls are biological 1st cousins!
We brought Parker home in September-he is not from the same family :)
I won't skate over the hard stuff. We have been matched and not worked out. We have been there for the birth and within hours the birthmom changed her mind. We have also had a baby placed with us for 2 days and 4 hours short of the 3 day time period to change her mind she did, and I came home without a baby.
Our adoption experience has not been without heartache but with the 4 beautiful children we have, the past is not worth dwelling on! We are not done yet!