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|Sat, 04-19-2003 - 11:02am|
My name is Jenna and DH and I were trying for #1 for nearly 5 years. We did the whole IF thing .. TTC'd 50 cycles, many failed IUI's, 2 failed IVF's, both male and female factor IF, the works.
Finally we turned out tables towards foster to adopt. We have a WONDERFUL foster to adopt program here, and we joined the ranks. It took us a while to finally certify, but, we were officially licensed February 27, and received our first call on March 11th!!! We were able to bring our little girl home on March 22!
Her name is Gina, and she is the light of our lives. Yes, there is a slight chance, as with any foster to adopt case, that she will be able to go back to bfamily, but like I said, the program here is wonderful, and that chance is VERY small, and worth it to have this little girl in our home.
If all goes well, TPR should be within the next 5 months or so .. no later then October. Then we can move everything over to adoptions, and that should run very smoothly.
Bfamily is not doing a single thing to get her back .. bmom has not done one thing .. she has not visited Gina in 3 months now, (which is a good thing .. in my book) and bdad is in fed-prison, so can't do anything, and won't get out till after TPR is scheduled. With foster to adopt, he does not have to sign papers, he just has to proove that he can't parent, and being in prison, well, you see the picture.
So, Gina was born 9*11*02 and is now 7 months old. We have already had some firsts with her! She started to sit up on her own with us, she got her first tooth, and she is now scooting herself all over the room, not quite but almost crawling!
She smiles at me and DH all the time, and loves to giggle for us. When DH picks me up from work (we work different schedules so Gina does not have to be in daycare for long .. but that may be changing .. different post all together .. LOL) The moment I get into the car and look behind me to see little Gina, she GRINS like there is no tomorrow! I just LOVE that!
Well, I figured Id post for y'all. I may not post too often, but I do lurke .. I post more often with adoption after infertility (well, we have gathered together on another board as well .. but I post with them)
So, thats me and Gina. :o)
Jenna & Gina 9*11*02