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June 04, 2009



Korin, you are good people. Lesley, too. And don't feel one bit guilty, because we ALL benefit when people like you raise children. Very best wishes, my friend.






What an awesome friend you have. xoxo!!!

Sarah Barker

Sharla said it perfectly.

We love you so very much, Korin.


Hi Mamazen! You once left a comment on my haiku, then I just saw your news on the GiST happy news list. Well done! Go forth and conquer! I'm rooting for you and your family.

Lisa Gillespe

Hi Roomie!

You know if you have any questions about adoption, I am at your service :-). The IRS offers an adoption tax credit of over 12K, and many companies (I know you work for yourself, but I don't know about hubs..) give adoption benefits to their employees (we got $3,500 from Intuit). So yes, insurance does not cover adoption, but you can receive financial help from other venues. Here is the link to the IRS's information:


You guys are in your 30s (age does matter in adoption--if you are not as old as your PBM's (potential birth mother's) parents, it helps a lot :-). I know a great agency here in SoCal that crosses all their "i"s and dots their "t"s---I'm sure you guys would have no problem doing a domestic infant adoption in a reasonable amount of time.

Adoption was the single best decision James and I have ever made together. There are many ways to build a family. Adoption has it's own unique and spectacular rewards. I can't say enough good things about it, and I couldn't love my son any more.

All this being said, I really appreciate your candidness about infertility. It totally sucks, and is often a very lonely place to be when friends and family are having children left and right.

Everyone has their own path to parenthood---adoption may or may not be right for you. I pass no judgement on which road is better. :-) Like you, I am extremely grateful for the one child I have, and the joy our son has brought to our family is immeasurable.

Sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to share some information for you or anyone else who may be reading. Please let me know if I can help further.

With much love,

Lisa :-)
Go Meteor Hall!!


I know I'm very late on this comment. But I just wanted to say that I have always greatly appreciated your honesty about your infertility. Reading the honest things you've posted give strength and hope as well as getting to 'know' you and what an extra special blessing that Ruby is.

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