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December 7th, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Hi everyone!

DH and I have one son who will be 2 in February. Our TTC journey was long and TTC#2 is going even worse than TTC#1. We would love to complete our family with one more child and I am very interested in adoption. We live in the US, and I just don't know where to even start. We would be interested in an older baby - like 18-24 months. We don't have any preferences for ethnicity or country of birth. We are poorly equipt to adopt a special-needs child. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pick a reputable agency? I'm not even sure whether we should do a domestic or international adoption? Googling seems to leave me even more confused and discouraged. Sorry for being so ill-informed but I'm really out on a limb here. Any advice would be welcome.
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Thank you Vicki!

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December 8th, 2012, 06:27 AM
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From my research, domestic appears to be cheaper than international. Private adoption is even cheaper but you have to find the family yourself.

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Did you ever end up adopting?
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Hello JustLiz! My situation is almost the same. My husband and I have a daughter. She is 3 years old. I had uterus rupture during her birth. The uterus was removed. We want to have one more baby to complete our family. We are thinking about surrogacy or adoption. We live in France and surrogacy is illegal here. Speaking about adoption I know nothing about it. As you've said, google made me even more confused. I don't even know where to start and how to start this process. It would be nice to talk to someone who knows this process. Where to begin? What documents we'll need? How much money do we need for this process? What problems or barriers did you face on your path? I will appreciate any information! I hope you will help us, girls!
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