Stacy: Finally, the Birth Story

Some of the long-time members of the Choice Mom discussion board are familiar with Stacy’s journey. Years and years of journey. Heart-breaking yet persistent journey. Back in 2010, she helped women cope with miscarriage, by sharing the story of how she coped with her own. In fact, Stacy suffered through five miscarriages, an emergency hysterectomy,…

Considering Adoption?

If adoption is an option you’d like to consider, there are many resources throughout this website. Here are a few: Profiles Marynell: saving for adoption Monica: my single parent adoption story Lorie: adopting from Russia What I learned from my failed adoption Valerie: the ups and downs of adoption as a single woman Choice Moms…

Lorie: A Russian adoption story (Part 3)

this is a continuation of Lorie’s Russian adoption story started with Part 1 and Part 2 The Interim Visit to Meet My Daughter After arriving in Kuybyshev and getting “settled” in the hotel, the families I was traveling with were all taken to meet our kids. My daughter had been moved with other toddlers to…

Monica: My Single Parent Adoption Story

By the age of 34, I had a graduate degree, a house, a good job and a few years of travel under my belt. I’d been trying to become a mom for 18 months and had 8 failed IUIs with a donor. I had chosen the donor route because I thought it would be faster, cheaper and easier than adoption. Boy, was I wrong. I took another look at adoption and decided to go for it. Here’s my story.

What I learned from my failed adoption

After waiting over a year for my adoption to finalize, I’ve accepted that I will never become a mother
through my current adoption program. I’ve learned a lot hard lessons along the way. The only
redeeming feature of my journey? The chance to tell others how to avoid a similar fate. If you are
considering adoption, here is what I’ve learned: