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Thinking of Adoption?

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM Comments comments (30)
No matter what path you're currently on in your infertility journey, at some point, you might find yourself considering adoption as one possibility towards parenthood. While it is certainly a costly undertaking, consider how many costly IVF cycles you may have tried, unsuccessfully.
While no one can guarantee anything in life, adoption may ultimately give you more bang for the buck, if you will. In other words, if your funds are limited, pursuing adoption will more likely result in a baby, than continuing endless cycles of IVF. Some employers even have benefits that cover some of the costs of adoption. As always, check with your human resources department to find out what coverage your employer offers in this area.
Of course, in this country, no one just hands over a baby to you. There are painstaking processes in place that you must go through before you can adopt a baby. Registering with an agency (or 2 or 3, etc.). Finding a reputable adoption attorney. Having the necessary home studies, background checks, drug testing, fingerprinting, HIV testing, and basically a probe into your entire personal life. All in the interest of finding the right home, and parents, for a baby.
The wait for an adopted baby could take weeks, or months, or even years. Depending on your criteria for a domestic or international child, or a preferred sex, race, religion, or geographic location. Your agency and/or your adoption attorney can help you navigate the logistics. When the right baby finds its way to you, it will all be worth it in the end. You'll see.