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Post by Hopeful on Mon 17 May 2010 - 14:00

Hi there, I am also new to this forum and want to introduce myself. My husband and myself went through every possible fertility test and fertility treatment for many years, however, the diagnosis everytime was "unexplained", as there is physically nothing wrong, but we cannot conceive naturally and every possible fertility treatment has failed, which everytime was just devastating not to mention costly. We then decided to rather adopt, so started just as a frustrating process, but once we discovered what and where to adopt... we were on our way! In 2007 we finally adopted our son from Cambodia. He is just too precious and has changed our lives forever!!
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Post by DJMommy on Mon 17 May 2010 - 14:04

Hi there and welcome to the forum!

Congrats on your son!

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Post by Sheena on Mon 17 May 2010 - 14:22

:Hi2:

What a lovely end to a not so nice story.
Would love to see pics of your angel. What is his name?

We have a few other adoptive mommies on the forum and they also have gorgeous babies.
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Post by Guest on Mon 17 May 2010 - 14:32

Hi and Welcome.

Congrats on your son Smile

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Post by michmac on Tue 18 May 2010 - 5:24

Hi and welcome to the forum!
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Post by Adele on Tue 18 May 2010 - 5:34

Hi there. Nice to meet you.
Congrats on your little boy
You will enjoy the forum!

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Post by Lilly on Tue 18 May 2010 - 6:20

Welcome
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Post by Boo (Sharmein) on Tue 18 May 2010 - 6:30

Hi There and welcome to the group
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Post by Lameez on Tue 18 May 2010 - 13:15

Welcome Hopeful, and congrats on your LO!
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Post by Hopeful on Wed 19 May 2010 - 17:00

Thanx for all the welcome messages - happy to see that this forum is so active, as so many other forums unfortunately, you do not receive a response for months (or maybe never). Thumbs Up
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Post by TarrynT on Wed 19 May 2010 - 17:46

Ha ha ha have to agree, this forum is VERY active!!!!
Welcome Hopeful and what a great inspiring story. Hope u have find all the support you may need with us.
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Post by Robyn on Thu 20 May 2010 - 6:23

:Welcome3:
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Post by Cutie Baby on Thu 20 May 2010 - 7:14

:Welcome3: and Congrats on your son
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Post by Sandy on Thu 20 May 2010 - 8:41

:Welcome3:
Congrats on your bundle of joy
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Post by B-Bat on Sun 23 May 2010 - 19:09

Welcome, congrats on your son.
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Post by reluctantmom on Tue 25 May 2010 - 9:53

Hi there "Hopeful "

Lovely to see your journey has had your son join you. May I ask why you adopted from Cambodia .. I am always interested in how different journeys took people to their places, would you mind telling yours?

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Post by Hopeful on Tue 25 May 2010 - 11:44

reluctantmom wrote:Hi there "Hopeful "

Lovely to see your journey has had your son join you. May I ask why you adopted from Cambodia .. I am always interested in how different journeys took people to their places, would you mind telling yours?

RM x

Hi there Reluctantmom,

We cannot have children biologically (believe me we tried everything). We lived abroad for many years, and then decided that we want to adopt, and tried to adopt from SA, but we were not allowed, due to the fact that we lived overseas and the country that we lived in was not party to the Hague Convention, so it also meant that we were not allowed an inter-country adoption from South Africa (very frustrating!!) I then started investigating the possibility to adopt internationally, and what a difficult route this was... as all the organisations/agencies referred us back to SA, as they did not know what to do with a South African couple. For almost 2 years, it felt like we were ping-pong balls, being hit from one side to the other.... Finally, a miracle... as I received feedback from an agency in America who came back to say that they were not sure, but will confirm with the Cambodian authorities if we would be allowed to adopt from there... that was the first time we received any form of hope! We received word that we would be allowed and immediately started with the adoptin process. We adopted our son in 2007 at the age of 16 months. It is an absolute miracle that he is with us today and that we are a family!!
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Post by reluctantmom on Tue 25 May 2010 - 11:54

Thanks so much for telling your story.

It does seem incredible to me how many children there are that are desperate for a loving home, but at the same time how many road blocks there seem to be that makes it so difficult to adopt. It is as if parents/potential parents are being tested constantly as to whether they really want to adopt, because the hurdles are so many and the walls so high to get to the end.

I am thrilled you found your son - I can't imagine the adrenaline that must have got your clothes thrown in a bag, your bums on an seat in an airplane and en-route to a foreign country, without looking at each other and wondering "what the hell are we doing here??"

Incredible story.
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Post by Kerryw on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 6:19

That is incredible.
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Post by SupaMum on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 10:10

Welcome and thanks for sharing our story! Congrats on your boy!
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Post by Kgaladi on Fri 4 Jun 2010 - 13:07

welcome to opm. The support here is amazing.

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