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I am an adoptive mom in an open adoption and one of the things our facilitator kept reminding us is, "Open adoption IS NOT co-parenting." That seemed to help my husband a lot!!!

For us, it just means that we have an 800 number set up for her to call if she wants. We have her address, she does not have ours, but, we can always get a hold of each other if we need/want. She isn't another mother to our son.

Good luck on your journey!!!!

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Our story so far

  • Chris and I met in April of 2005, we fell madly in love and got married on May 12, 2007. We started trying for our honeymoon baby, which never happened. We kept trying on our own until January 2008 when we got help for infertility. We went through 5 IUI's and 3 IVF's. None of the IUI's worked, and the IVF's resulted in 2 cheimcal pregnancies and one blighted ovum, 3 early miscarriages. The last IVF cycle was in March/April 09 and between blood draws and injections had a total needle count of 60. After that didn't work, we were both done with the emotional roller coaster of treatment. We have decided to pursue domestic infant adoption and began our adventure in October 2009. It's March now and we have chosen an agency and submitted our application. Our home study starts very soon and we've already started the nursery!

Our Timeline

  • Apr 18, 2005 - We met
    Nov 5, 2006 - We got engaged
    May 12, 2007 - Our wedding
    Jan 2008 - Started infertility treatments
    Apr 27, 2009 - The last IVF failed
    Jul 5, 2009 - Officially decided to adopt
    Oct 5, 2009 - Start researching adoption agencies
    Nov 20, 2009 - Chose our agency
    Jan 6, 2010 - Received our application
    Feb 16, 2010 - Submitted our application
    Mar 10, 2010 - First home study appointment
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