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Forum: Alternative Family Building 01-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 101
Sticky: Adoption Search
Views: 61,476
Posted By sageandsam
I'm a mommy!

Hi ladies! Long time no post, BUT...
We adopted a little girl! she's perfect. We went through Catholic Charities and brought her home 3 days after her birth. Our wait time was 7 months after home...
Forum: Medications 07-07-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 68,965
Posted By sageandsam
Thanks Sweet! I am sure you are right, so I have...

Thanks Sweet!
I am sure you are right, so I have scheduled an appt with the gyno and I plan to start an extra met this weekend. I will ask the gyno for prometrium instead of provera, and keep my...
Forum: Medications 07-06-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 68,965
Posted By sageandsam
Thanks Tink! I have given that SAME advice a...

Thanks Tink!
I have given that SAME advice a million times on here, but I was hoping there was another answer or some new procedure. I hate provera so much. It makes me evil. And BCP are such a mixed...
Forum: Medications 07-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 68,965
Posted By sageandsam
no period---help!

Hey everybody,
Long time since posting as my DH and I have stopped ttc and are adopting.

However, I have not had a period since February! I saw an endocrinologist and she was like, "well, why would...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 01-27-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By sageandsam
We are going through Catholic Charities in TX and...

We are going through Catholic Charities in TX and that is not the way it works here. We have a sliding scale fee, and it is a flat and full fee. It is 22% of line 22 on your tax return, capped at...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 01-27-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,220
Posted By sageandsam
Holy CRAP!!! FOUR? CONGRATULATIONS!!! So that is...

Holy CRAP!!! FOUR? CONGRATULATIONS!!!
So that is step son, adopted baby boy, and who? The two brothers?

WOW!!!
Well, DH and I have paid for our homestudy, have EVERYTHING we need for the baby, and...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 12-07-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By sageandsam
I am sorry that you feel lost. We are with...

I am sorry that you feel lost. We are with Catholic Charities. We did a lot of research, but we are Catholics, so it felt right going with them.

We looked at China and went to info sessions, but...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 12-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By sageandsam
DH and I have decided to wait a year or two...

DH and I have decided to wait a year or two before proceeding. Our agency, which we love, will charge us $24k, but there is that $11k tax credit, so it is only really $13k. And they have a sliding...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 11-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By sageandsam
So, are you saying we have to *actually* want any...

So, are you saying we have to *actually* want any kid younger than 7, or we should just pretend to? Because I am not there in reality.
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 11-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By sageandsam
I think it can be fine...I lost tons of weight...

I think it can be fine...I lost tons of weight about ten or more years ago on JC and I am thinking of going back soon. For me, losing weight is the thing that makes the most difference with my IR,...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 11-09-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By sageandsam
Low cost adoption

Where have you guys gone? I haven't signed in in forever, because we haven't had any progress or news on our side. The last time I was here was when Punkin had gotten her baby boy. But it looks like...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 08-06-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,220
Posted By sageandsam
Tweety, I am so sorry you are going through...

Tweety, I am so sorry you are going through this!

I know my agency only has as many trainings and takes on as many couples as they believe they can place a child with in a reasonable amount of time,...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 06-07-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
How does that work, because my husband's boss is...

How does that work, because my husband's boss is always looking for tax deductions...that could help us a lot.

You can ask to only foster babies and only those who are likely to be available for...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 06-06-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
Hey Moss! Glad to see you! I don't know if you...

Hey Moss! Glad to see you! I don't know if you are aware of it, but there is an $11,000 federal tax credit for adoption. Per child. So that adoption will actually cost you $10,000. as long you and...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 06-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
I totally recommend a kitten to anyone. Kitty...

I totally recommend a kitten to anyone. Kitty love is awfully wonderful.

I am hoping that by the Presidential election the economy will be straightening out. I want a baby by Christmas, and the...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 06-05-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
No offense taken...what was offensive? I totally...

No offense taken...what was offensive? I totally agree with everything you said! I keep applying for jobs and trusting this will all work out. I know it is all about the economy and not any failing...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 06-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
Hey there! This thread is so quiet! I am making...

Hey there! This thread is so quiet! I am making sheer sage green curtains today for the nursery. I have one of two done already. My Winnie the Pooh fabric that I am using for the main curtains (over...
Forum: Fertility 05-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By sageandsam
Hey Moss...what happened? Any update? How are you...

Hey Moss...what happened? Any update? How are you doing?
Forum: Alternative Family Building 05-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
So, we have finished our classes, turned in our...

So, we have finished our classes, turned in our application form and fee, and now we have started baby proofing the house. This past weekend we cleaned out and started decorating the baby's room. The...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 05-16-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,220
Posted By sageandsam
Hey JK! I totally think the dots are better. And...

Hey JK! I totally think the dots are better. And it would be gender neutral that way. It would suck to go with the girlie one and then get two boys! And Murphy's law says that is exactly what would...
Forum: Alternative Family Building 05-14-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
Why does DH say no? What does he want you to do...

Why does DH say no? What does he want you to do instead?

I figured that the reason we aren't spambusters anymore is because we aren't needed now. So our superpowers are all gone.
Forum: Fertility 05-13-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By sageandsam
There is lots to be excited about here, in my...

There is lots to be excited about here, in my opinion. First, you know you can ovulate. You know your tubes (or at least one of them) are open. You know your husband's sperm is pretty decent. So that...
Forum: Fertility 05-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By sageandsam
My clomid saga was the worst one I have read...

My clomid saga was the worst one I have read anywhere on the board so far. It took EIGHT MONTHS for my cysts to go away. With me, they said try 50 mg. I didn't get pregnant, so they ASSUMED it didn't...
Forum: Fertility 05-12-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,740
Posted By sageandsam
Congrats Josephine! That is so awesome!

Congrats Josephine! That is so awesome!
Forum: Alternative Family Building 05-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,188
Posted By sageandsam
Okay I am sorry for the triple post but I wanted...

Okay I am sorry for the triple post but I wanted to add that the Dr thought that all of these new fertility treatments were creating all kinds of developmental issues in kids...so that made me feel...
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