These "7 Keys to a Smooth Adoption transition" will be sure to get you on the road to a peaceful and fulfilling life with your new family member. Whether you are adopting an infant or a teenager, these steps apply!...more
Theresa Erikson hired gestational surrogates abroad (to avoid certain surrogacy laws in California), transferred embryos to their bodies, and when they passed the second trimester of their pregnancies, she found prospective adoptive parents for the to-be-born babies, telling them the babies were planned for intended parents (that is, the people who hire surrogates to bear their children) who had since backed out of the surrogacy arrangement. (Just to clarify, there were no original intended parents. The gestational surrogates were literally bred to provide healthy infants to a hungry adoption market.) When the babies were born, they went to these “new” parents to the tune of 100 to 150 thousand dollars....more
Well, it's official... of all the girls that I became friends with on Soul Cysters, I am now the ONLY ONE who has not become pregnant.The only one. The only one. The only one.
Still empty. Still struggling. Still stuck in place -- treading water. Dr. S told me while we were going through fertility treatments that I had a "good chance" and that "90% of all women with PCOS do end up getting pregnant." 90%... at the time, I never imagined I'd be the exception and not the rule....more
This morning was one of THOSE mornings. I can tell the moment he steps out of bed how its going to be and today he just didn't give a fuck if I fought with him or not. He was going to go THERE. And he did.
I hate days like this because it leaves me resentful of him.
It started with dragging his feet getting dressed. Progressed to claiming he didn't know how to do the math sheet in front of him (which he's done before). And finally escalated to him throwing pencils at the back of my head. When I drug him to the time out corner (which he's d...more
Debunk the Myths of the Birth Mom http://toginet.com/podcasts/familybydesign/FamilyByDesignLIVE_2011-08-02.mp3?type=showpage
Karla Marie Williams
President, Family by Design ~ All Things Adoption (www.familybydesignadoption.com)
Host, Family by Design Radio (www.toginet.com/shows/familybydesign)...more
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