Friday, February 10, 2012

Small Update

I am a bad blogger and I know it.  I havent been wanting to express my feelings because some of them arent very nice.  So just a quick update in bullets:

  • We got our license in the mail for foster care.  We are officially ready for kiddos
  • We have 1 vial of donor sperm left and I am terrified to use it for IUI for fear that it wont work and we will have nothing left
  • I want to do IVF more than anything but dont have the money
  • My heart hurts

7 comments:

  1. I am here for you, and know your pain. Keep strong in knowing who you are and embrace your journey through infertility. You are an amazing woman and someday will be an even more amazing mother!!!

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  2. It is nice to hear from you again and we are here to listen/read when you want to vent.

    I hope you blog about your experiences with your first foster child placement.

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    1. Yes, I plan on blogger about a placement if we get one. Our age group we put that we prefer is 00-03

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  3. So sorry hon.

    Congrats on being foster kid ready! My aunt adopted from foster care 20 years ago and it worked well for their family.

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  4. How exciting about being approved! If you decide to do IVF, will you use donor sperm? Praying for you, friend. I miss you, so let me know when you're in my area so we can do lunch. Hugs!

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    1. yes, it would be donor sperm. as much as dh and i want a child together we know it will never happen. it would have to be donor.

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  5. Shawna, I just found your blog and wanted to encourage you. I too am an Illinois foster parent. I have been licensed for 12 years and have been sooooo lucky to adopt 3 children from foster care. My first was placed with me at 19 months, my second 10 days and my third 18 months later(#2's bio sib) at 5 weeks. There have been 14 other kids I haven't gotten to keep, but that's part of being a foster parent. It takes time, but hang in there it will happen! :) Best of luck to you!

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