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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-28-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 276
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Posted By want2bepapa
Hi everyone -- We got our BFN last Friday. We've...

Hi everyone -- We got our BFN last Friday. We've spent the last few days thinking about next steps bc our doc is now recommending IVF. We could swing it financially if we took a year or so to save,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By want2bepapa
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Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331101/foster-adopt-reading-recommendations#post_16676494)
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-27-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By want2bepapa
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-27-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By want2bepapa
Hi everyone,   My wife and I have just...

Hi everyone,
 
My wife and I have just decided to stop fertility treatments and pursue foster-to-adopt. We're very excited and hopeful, but we are just beginning and I'm kind of overwhelmed by all...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Rainbow --- Cheers to leaving Florida! I see...

Rainbow --- Cheers to leaving Florida! I see you're in Seattle too. May I ask what clinic you're using and if you've been happy with them? We have been using Pacific NW Fertility Clinic, though our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Meghan -- Florida is one of the other states...

Meghan -- Florida is one of the other states that explicitly bans second-parent adoption, so I hear ya. My in-laws also don't know my trans status for the same reasons you've listed, but I am...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Hi Meghan -- I'm FTM and legally married to...

Hi Meghan -- I'm FTM and legally married to wife. She immigrated to the US based on our marriage so we have jumped through a lot of hoops and really have done our homework about legal assurances...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-10-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Here goes our 8th 2ww! Also known as 2 weeks of...

Here goes our 8th 2ww! Also known as 2 weeks of trying to think about anything else! Somehow I've convinced myself that NOT thinking about helps the odds -- less projected stress onto my partner, I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Congrats Sara and Ad Astra! Very happy for...

Congrats Sara and Ad Astra! Very happy for you!...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-07-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Thank you ad astra! We're using frozen goods. I...

Thank you ad astra! We're using frozen goods. I think we will do 24 and 48 hours post hcg. Has anyone else done back to back insems?
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-05-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,812
Posted By want2bepapa
Hi everyone --- We're going to try back to back...

Hi everyone --- We're going to try back to back insems this cycle for the first time. We're using HCG and u/s monitoring. What's the best timing for the insems? All of my wife's so far have been...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-02-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,351
Posted By want2bepapa
Hi everyone --- My wife and I got another BFN on...

Hi everyone --- My wife and I got another BFN on Sunday, so I can be moved to the "waiting to O" list (well, *I* am not waiting to O - partner is, but ... you get it :) ). That makes 6 failed IUI...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-20-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 8,459
Posted By want2bepapa
Amanda -- We're just doing one insemination for...

Amanda -- We're just doing one insemination for now. Like you said, it was explained to us that 2 insems aren't any better than 1, but again, I do think that stat refers to fresh sperm that, under...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-20-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 8,459
Posted By want2bepapa
Thanks so much for your replies, everyone! My...

Thanks so much for your replies, everyone! My wife is the one trying to become pregnant. She is 34 and I am 27. We did switch donors after the 4th IUI. Both the donors we chose were reportedly new...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-19-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 8,459
Posted By want2bepapa
Hi everyone! I'm new and so happy to have found...

Hi everyone! I'm new and so happy to have found this forum. My wife and I are queer ( and I'm ftm) and have been ttc since October 2010. I've been scouring other forums to read other folks'...
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