"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life" Proverbs 13:12

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Starving to death

Had a couple of really bad days. Yes, I am okay with adopting if thats where things are going. II will be a Mum to whoever will take me. What I cannot face is the 5-10 years it takes in Australia to adopt.

just before Christmas my youngest sister-in-law mentioned she really wants to buy and be settled in a house by the end of next year. Then she gave a coy little smile that shattered me. My very little BIL and SIL are going to try this year and the idea is killing me.

It is hard enough with my first SIL and her massive beautiful heart-breaking belly, another one, I can't even think about it.

I feel like I'm starving to death-watching those around me eat a 6course feast

And they are complaining there is not enough salt.




  1. :(

    i am so sorry. sister-in-laws getting pregnant killed me, too. it's why i spent thanksgiving and christmas NOT with my extended family but instead at home with just my mum.

    5-10 years? are you kidding me? can you adopt internationally? there must be agencies that work on that? oh, i am so sorry for that bad news. the reason we haven't pursued adoption more (well, 2nd reason, the first being that we want a bio kid) is the wait time, too. it's about 2 years here.

  2. i've been meaning to ask you. does aussie health insurance cover IVF costs?

  3. Aussie IVF is amazing! Publically you can get a cycle for around 2k including everything, and privately it's around 4 grand I think-excluding anything private health insurance covers.. Frozen cycles are really cheap too. The Aussie government is very Generous with ART.
    Adoption is Australia is a joke! Domestic adoption is open, selected by birth mother, so that can be quick or very slow. International adoptIon is super slow because Australia has so few countries they allow adoption from. And if you adopt from another country with more options they won't allow your
    Child to be a citizen. I love Australia but that aspect of it sucks!