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by jill dickens
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Carry on with ivf or adopt???
Replies: 14
Views: 36447

Hi Angela, I have to say going through treatment and the adoption process at the same time really is a no no. If the SW's found out you were doing that you really would have problems. The reason for having completed treatment is they want to see you are "over" not having a birth child like that ever...
by jill dickens
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Anyone going through adoption right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 13843

Hi,
Just looking back over this mail and wondered how everyone got on?
Souris, Sozzy, AuntyPebbles, Jen1d let me know where you are all up to with the process I would love to know. My little girl is now 2 1/2 we adopted her at ayear old wow how wonderful time flies!!!
Love Jill x
by jill dickens
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Losing my friends
Replies: 30
Views: 34532

Well said Alette, i couldn't agree more!!
Love JD x
by jill dickens
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Losing my friends
Replies: 30
Views: 34532

Hi Lisa, Alette has said it all really. I will add my penny worth though. I have been through the same journey as you but was not as lucky as Alette to end up having a birth child, I lost three precious babies. BUT I now have the most wondeful daughter via adoption. I could not love my baby more if ...
by jill dickens
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Anyone going through adoption right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 13843

Hi Sara,
My medical was simple, blood pressure, weight, just the basics really. Hope all goes well, love Jill x
by jill dickens
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Anyone going through adoption right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 13843

Hi Souris, I am not going through the process at the moment but we were placed with a 13 month old baby girl in October last year. Ask anything you like or pm me if you would rather. Just to add on the emotional side, my baby fills my heart with joy every day, I can't imagine a life without her, she...
by jill dickens
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Does anyone else feel like this?
Replies: 13
Views: 18816

Hi Molly, I think we can all relate to how you are feeling and what a hard time you are going through. I know talking to other adoptive mothers ( I am now one) that some say they don't ever think of the loss of a BC now that they are actually being a Mum. I don't quite have that view, my baby is eve...
by jill dickens
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Thanks Alette, I remember you very well I know we cycled at the same time. Many congratualtions to you too, you are one of the lucky ones to have had success with treatment but I know you will be well aware of that i am delighted for you love Jill x
by jill dickens
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: adoption process
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

Hi Kate,
You have already had some good idvice there. We have adopted a baby girl who was placed at just over a year and we know of plenty of couples who have been placed with under 2's so it can happen. Take care and write if you need any advice or help
Love Jill x
by jill dickens
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Ogr,
How lovely to hear from you and thank you for your good wishes over our baby it's been a long hard 9 year journey but now she is here my heart is filled with joy and she she simply is our baby girl.
love jill x
by jill dickens
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Christine, I am sorry I have just found your e mail. I am so sorry about your recent M/C it will be a difficult time for I know from first hane experience do give yourself time to grieve. Our prep course was January 2005 but didn't start home visits until November 2005 which was a very difficult ...
by jill dickens
Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Christine,
I have just re read my signiture I suppose we did start in November 04 that's when we went to open meetings but our actual process began in January 05
Jill x
by jill dickens
Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Christine, Ask any questions you want, I didn't stop asking throughout. Our adoption journey started in January 05 and we were placed with our baby in November 06 so not too bad of course it hasn't felt like that as our whole journey has been nine years! I am afraid I can't say her name on here b...
by jill dickens
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Ems, You ask away it's the only way to get the info you need. There is a long long list of things you have answer regarding what age/disability etc you would like/could cope with. We were fairly limited really but our SW knew we wanted as young a baby as possible. We were warned we would have a v...
by jill dickens
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: To old friends!!
Replies: 17
Views: 25012

Hi Ems, Thanks for the congratulations our baby is fast asleep in her cot she only moved in today. The adoption process took us about 2 years from start to bringing our DD home but the length can vary quite abit. The whole thing is very intrusive and hard work at times but also fun. You have to have...