file What to excpect when adopting

10 years 3 months ago #218973 by claire_bear
Hopeful,

My hubby and I adopted a 3 month old LG in Nov last year. We adopted her through a Private organisation, which costs ALOT more than government, but we prefer the private system of doing things. The organisation we went through only has coloured/black babies ( i think that is basically the story anywhere in SA )
But we wouldnt have it any other way...

We also went through the pysch testing, medicals, paperwork, waiting period and all that stuff.

If you have any questions, let me know. :)

Enjoy the journey, it really is a special one! :)

FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE, NOT EASY!

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10 years 4 months ago #218128 by Hopeful
Sorry I see that I wrote physiologist instead of Psychologist :blush:

Also I said NAD 2 700.00 that is the Namibian curreny and is equivelant to the SA Rand :)

Me: 26
DH: 30 ( Low SA )
TTC #1 since March 2010

IVF ( ICSI ) #1 23 May - 6 Follies
29 May - ER 6 eggies, 4 good size 1 small and 1 premature
30 May - 5 fertilized
03 June - Day 5 Transfer 2 x Blast ( 1 Grade 5 and one Grade 4 )
13 June - Beta Test 116 BFP!!!!!!
First Scan - 1st of July @ 6w3d Only one but we are very excited for our little Broodjie!!!!!
Second Scan - 8th of August @ 11w6d Got the shock of our lives to see not one but two little healthy babies in there!!!!!!!


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10 years 4 months ago #218124 by Hopeful
Hi,

When we recently ( like in two weeks ago ) decided that we no longer want to go through fertility treatment and that we would rather want to adopt a child I was so excited but overwhelmed with a lost scene. When googling infertility thousands and thousands of wed sites come up with an endless amount of information so no matter what the question there is probably an answer a mouse click away. This is not the case with adoption and even less in Namibia where me and my husband live.

So we have made this decision and what now do I go to the ministry do I randomly start asking on the street where to now? We then went to our pastor who referred us to the Church Benevolence Board who in return referred me to a Private Social Working, so here our journey begins. I hope to assist other couples that also do not know where to start and who to speak to in this regard. I am sure that this will differ as I am in Namibia and South Africa has its own set of rules.

So this morning I picked up our first set of forms that need to be filled in all sort of information about me and hubby and also a medical form that needs to be filled in by our doctor. We then submit this with certified copies of our identity documents and marriage certificate. Then its of the physiologist for mental evaluations after that has been approved we have four sessions with the Social worker who will then get to know us and prepare us for the emotional journey to come before and after adoption. Then its off to court to legally get approved and then the long wait 

So far the registration will cost us ZAR 300.00 and then the approval process is NAD 2 700.00 there will still be more costs but I will advise on this as it comes.

To any other parents thing about doing this good luck and I wish you a smooth journey 

Me: 26
DH: 30 ( Low SA )
TTC #1 since March 2010

IVF ( ICSI ) #1 23 May - 6 Follies
29 May - ER 6 eggies, 4 good size 1 small and 1 premature
30 May - 5 fertilized
03 June - Day 5 Transfer 2 x Blast ( 1 Grade 5 and one Grade 4 )
13 June - Beta Test 116 BFP!!!!!!
First Scan - 1st of July @ 6w3d Only one but we are very excited for our little Broodjie!!!!!
Second Scan - 8th of August @ 11w6d Got the shock of our lives to see not one but two little healthy babies in there!!!!!!!


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