Waiting to Adopt

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Registered: 07-26-2004
Waiting to Adopt
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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 6:59am

I have lurked on and off for a few months, but when I posted yesterday about a topic I was warmly encouraged to post an intro.

DH and I have been together for 9 years and married for 5. He is a lymphoma survivor, so the doctors said his fertility would be limited. We agreed when we got married that we would not use birth control and just see what happened and when the time was right we would adopt. We have no intention of pursuing any fertility intervention.

I've been ready to move forward with adoption for a couple of years, but DH is working on a Ph.D. part time while working full time. There have been times where I have been very restless about waiting, but I know it's the right thing to do. I've been feeling like he's making progress in his life/future and I'm just in a holding pattern. But just a few days ago I got a new job where I will be traveling quite a bit all around the world. So, now I feel like I have something to fulfill myself in the remaining 3 years of his degree.

So hopefully I will be posting from exotic locales in the near future. ;)

Melinda

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Registered: 07-26-2004
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 6:23am

Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I have just returned from Cairo and it was so nice to come back to the lovely well-wishes. I think this community will be very helpful in dealing with my occasional bouts of baby fever!

My life is amazing and I am thankful and blessed!

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 1:41pm

Patti- you should start posting here more often! It is much more fun then lurking- I promise:)

Plus summer 2010 is coming up!


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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 10:41am

Hi!

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 10:00am
Welcome to the board Melinda!!!

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 12:38am

Welcome!

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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 1:39pm

Welcome to the board Melinda!

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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 10:38am
Welcome to the board, Melinda, and congrats on a new (and exciting) job!
 
 
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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 8:04am

Melinda, I too am glad you decided to post. Welcome! I agree with Katie, sounds like you and your DH have a great relationship and what a wonderful thing to do to adopt! I can't wait to hear more about it. DH and I have talked about adopting as well.

I am Jessica (29) and Mike (29), we have been waiting for years (I have been on the board for about 2 years now) and I just went off my BC to start charting and see what happens. we will be officially TTC in October of this year after our big trip to Italy and Greece.

How amazing that you get to travel all around the world. Fun!



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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 7:47am

Welcome officially to the board!


It sounds like you and your dh have a great relationship!





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