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View Poll Results: I/my partner and I are:
Not parents yet but thinking of it. 5 83.33%
Trying to conceive. 18 100.00%
Pregnant. 10 100.00%
Raising kids from our relationship. 32 100.00%
Raising kids from a previous relationship. 10 100.00%
Other (see post for details) 8 100.00%
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#1 of 15 Old 08-31-2007, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just wanted to see what kind of situation everyone is in. Answer best you can.

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We are TTC (kinda on a break for now but still) and raising my kids from a previous marriage.
How about you?
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Great poll idea LaH!! We're TTC but : we'll be in the pregnant category very soon!

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I clicked other but I probably should of clicked both raising our kid from this relationship AND pregnant.
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We've got a 14-month-old boy together, and hoping to add one more at some point...

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We are raising my dc I had as a single person before meeting my partner.
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I voted pregnant and other. I had my first child with a gay male friend. This child that I am carrying via a donor. I'm a single mama.
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We are raising an almost 9 month-old son that we concieved with the help of a known donor, and are hoping to start TTC #2 with the same donor in December.

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We are wanting kids and almost at TTC. We were there and took a step back.

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I voted other and raising kids from a previous relationship. We are not actually "partnered." We live seperately, but have had the conversation about moving in together. We both definitely want to, but are waiting until certain events happen... like me being done with school and her selling her house. But we are on the track to being partnered and I have kids from a previous relationship.

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We have a 3.5 yr old (DP carried, known donor) from our relationship, and I've been TTC#2 since before he was born, now doing IVF.
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There's a whole lot more people who voted in this poll than who contribute to the general conversation here. Lurkers...reveal yourself...the more the merrier!

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Alright, I'll use this thread to delurk (I registered a while ago, but there's so much to read on this board I haven't had time to write )
So hello everybody.
28yr old from Germany with dp planning kids. We want an anonymous donor and we'll be using a clinic. I'll be carrying. We have to get married before we get access to a bank here though (stupid laws).
Oh and we're not going to start until we paid back most of our college debts, so we'll have to wait some more before TTC. I so much wanna be a parent, I feel like it is taking forever.
I also have 2 godchildren aged 6 (m) and 8 (f), who come over a lot. I used to work as a nanny in the US and currently teach early childhood education at college. Enough revelations *gg*
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Alright, I'll use this thread to delurk (I registered a while ago, but there's so much to read on this board I haven't had time to write )
So hello everybody.
28yr old from Germany with dp planning kids. We want an anonymous donor and we'll be using a clinic. I'll be carrying. We have to get married before we get access to a bank here though (stupid laws).
Oh and we're not going to start until we paid back most of our college debts, so we'll have to wait some more before TTC. I so much wanna be a parent, I feel like it is taking forever.
I also have 2 godchildren aged 6 (m) and 8 (f), who come over a lot. I used to work as a nanny in the US and currently teach early childhood education at college. Enough revelations *gg*
Yay! delurkers. come out, come out wherever you are!

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I voted pregnant and other. I had my first child with a gay male friend. This child that I am carrying via a donor. I'm a single mama.
I didn't know you were expecting again! Congrats!

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19 (in Israel for another school year), Hannah, 18 (commuting to college), and Jack, 12(homeschooled)
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