How I’m Staying Positive While Waiting To Adopt A Younger Child

This guest post is by April Boettcher, a waiting adoptive mother.

Our journey to adopt began over 8 years ago.

Adoption has always been written on my heart. As a young girl, I knew that I would grow up someday adopting a child or two.

As soon as we got married, my husband Lance and I started planning for our little family.

As things turned out it would be more tricky and difficult due to my the fact that I was 38 at the time.  

Eventually we saw a fertility doctor and started testing to figure out why I couldn’t conceive naturally.  

When the results came in, we learned that my eggs were too old. I was beyond devastated.

I didn’t understand. I still felt that maybe a miracle could happen.

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The Story of Our Miracle Adoption Baby

This guest post is by Daniela Vatamanelu, an adoptive mother.

My husband I had a profile on Canada Adopts! just this past March. We cancelled it when we found out we were pregnant.

We had struggled with infertility for 4 years. We had tried two IVF cycles, both of which failed, so we were very surprised when we became pregnant in January.

When I had passed the three month pregnancy mark I felt great and started to believe this pregnancy was actually going to happen.

Then, at 16 weeks pregnant, I started bleeding and my water broke. Our baby still had a heartbeat but there was no water.

The doctors told us to terminate but we decided to wait it out. Our baby hung on for 4 more weeks!! Then, on May 24, at 20 weeks, I went into labour and delivered our beautiful baby boy. Read More


Why We’re Not Holding Anything Back in Our Adoption Profile

This guest post is by Barb, a waiting adoptive parent.
 
When my husband, Tony, and I went through the homestudy process, we were asked a series of questions to determine our suitability to adopt. 
 
One of the questions was about why we wish to adopt. 
 
We mentioned that adoption is our first choice and explained that because one of Tony’s brothers had passed away from cancer and his other brother is a cancer survivor, we didn’t want to possibly pass anything down if we had a biological child.
 
We, of course, didn’t know at the time what we know today but we had a gut feeling that something wasn’t quite right.  

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What’s It Like To Be A Waiting Adoptive Parent In A Province That Doesn’t Allow Online Profiles

This guest post is by “P and R,” waiting adoptive parents in Alberta.

With the recent news about the regulations regarding online adoption profiles changing in Alberta, I thought I’d give you a perspective on what a typical wait is like for prospective parents in that province.

I’m writing this for couples, singles, and parents-to-be in general—those who are beginning their adoption journey, those who are en route, and hopefully those who will soon become a family.

Alberta’s adoption laws are outdated. In Alberta and a few other provinces, hopeful parent cannot advertise their desire to adopt a baby online or anywhere.

You must go through an accredited agency, often with long waiting lists.

From what I understand this had lead to some birthparents choosing families from other provinces, because the profiles are readily viewable online.

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