Ever since I started TTC I have not had a week go by where I didn't meet someone new with IF issues, many of whom had adopted. When I was in school our instructor always said that she believed our clients come to us because they are similiar to us. Bizarrely true.
Anyway, today I had a client in her sixties. She mentioned to me, within 5 minutes of meeting her that she had never had children due to endometreosis. I asked her about adoption. She said she hadn't done that because there used to be a WI state law that said you couldn't adopt if you was over 38 and because that wait at that time was 2 years her husband was too old at 36. Could you imagine that now...
She went on to tell me that her younger sister went on to adopt, so had most of her nieces and nephews, many of them internationally. She spent the next hour or so telling me about her multicultural family and how much she loved them all.
Sometimes, you really do meet the right people at the right time. I had been feeling a little hopeless earlier this afternoon.
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03-15-2006, 05:06 PM #1spagirlRegistered Userhas no status.
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03-15-2006, 06:27 PM #2China2007Registered Userhas no status.
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I often find I meet the right person or read the right thing just when I need it.
I hope the phenomena continues for both of us.B
Dd 6 yo
Dd LID April 19/06
Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
03-15-2006, 09:31 PM #3Lynda-PARegistered Userhas no status.
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Good Lord, I'm glad that isn't true anymore! I wouldnt have either of my girls! But I can believe it. My parents actually were in the process of taking classes to adopt from Korea (back in the mid-60's) and were told when they only had one class left that they were too old (Mom was 36 and Dad was 39). They had just found out they were finally pg with me after 7 years of trying and were so excited to have 2 babies again (brother and sis are 11 and 12 years older than me, 14 months apart), so they were disappointed but also very insulted they were being denied as candidates to adopt. So I got all the attention! How sad that woman was denied the opportunity to parent, but how wonderful how her extended family has grown and so welcomed each new member. I also agree, the right people come to you in the right time if you trust it will be so.....
All the Best,
LyndaDoubly Blessed Mama to 2 Red Girls from Russia
(9 and 7 years old already!)
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