Re: Adoption...

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Posted by on August 06, 19100 at 20:29:04:

In Reply to: Adoption... posted by Carolyn on August 06, 19100 at 10:14:56:

: Leslie,

: I know exactly how you're feeling. I actually went through
: all these emotions last year. We decided if our last IVF
: failed we would adopt. Well it did and we adopted a baby boy
: from Russia. It was the best thing we've ever done and my own
: experience is that all the years of infertility don't even
: matter to me anymore I have what I was striving for all along.

: People that make those comments about adoption being second
: best or they want a child of their own are just probably not
: at the point of considering adoption yet. But it does hurt
: when those comments are made. My son is "my own" and I sometimes
: forget that I didn't give birth to him.

: What I get from some people is why did I adopt from Russia and not
: here. The only answer I have is that's where my son was. It usually
: shuts people up fast.

: Good luck and if you need to talk or anything I'm here
: for you.

: I've added a link to my website. You can find a section
: on coping and stress.

: Carolyn

For more support on adoption and information also visit our adoption section of our website and the new message board. Our adoption series is also starting up soon.

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