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Old 08-15-2006, 01:12 PM  
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Anyone adopted a baby through China?

Wife & I have started the process of adopting a baby from China. We've paid the $1250 fee to get a home study completed in addition to sending $4500 to an International Adoption Agency. I was wondering if anyone else out there has went through this process & how it went.

Anytime I send out almost $6000 it kinda scares me when I do see something immediately in return. I've been told this could be a long process.

Any personal stories out there?
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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Some friends did a few years ago....takes a while.
I guess your getting a girl...
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Not China, but a couple friend of mine adopted 2 girls from Kazakhstan. Had 2 choices, couldn't decide, adopted them both. Their experience was pretty good overall, but they did have a holdup with a local judge, who decided he just wasn't so sure they were 'fitting parents'. Only a $2500 'assurance' from the sponsoring adoption agency convinced him, after a 2 day delay. My friends didn't pay that, the agency had to eat it.

Best of Luck to ya!! TnP everything goes smooth as your new babies' backside!
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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A good friend of mine had adopted 2 girls from China. The last one last fall. It does take some time, but but it is very worth it. They went over with other famililies and spent a little time there together. A great experience. Is your agency out of Oregon? Theres was , and most are.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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Some of those so called baby adoption agencies overseas are really terrorist organizations raising money for al-qaida, you'll want to make sure you've sent your money to the real deal. Also if everything does pan out and you do receive your precious gift you'll want to check the tag for a "made in china" mark.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:29 PM   #6
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Some friends did a few years ago....takes a while.
I guess your getting a girl...
We've been told that there's about a 99% chance of it being a girl due to the way the orphanages in China are overloaded with girls.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:31 PM   #7
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A good friend of mine had adopted 2 girls from China. The last one last fall. It does take some time, but but it is very worth it. They went over with other famililies and spent a little time there together. A great experience. Is your agency out of Oregon? Theres was , and most are.
This one is out of Texas. I can't wait for the trip to China.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
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We've been told that there's about a 99% chance of it being a girl due to the way the orphanages in China are overloaded with girls.
You will get a girl, or a very sick boy. Not like GoChiefs sick, I mean legitimately sick.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #9
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if everything does pan out and you do receive your precious gift you'll want to check the tag for a "made in china" mark.
I'll have to make sure I get the real thing! Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:35 PM   #10
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If you don't mind me asking, is $6k your total commit?

I've always heard that it's closer to $10k.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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My friends adopted a brother and sister from Romania-they were on the news. They are very happy!!

Congrats!!!
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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If you don't mind me asking?
Why adopt?
Then why does it have to be someone from China?
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #13
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If you don't mind me asking, is $6k your total commit?

I've always heard that it's closer to $10k.
Unfortunately the $6K is just to get things started. We've been told that the total should be around $20K when everything is done. They mentioned some special tax credit that would help us out but that's not until everything is finalized.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:40 PM   #14
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My friends adopted a brother and sister from Romania-they were on the news. They are very happy!!

Congrats!!!
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:42 PM   #15
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If you don't mind me asking?
Why adopt?
Then why does it have to be someone from China?
Don't mind at all. Wife's eggs are shot. We've tried invitro with no results & we just decided that instead of wasting the money we've put in trying to have one we should just adopt & we were told that China right now is the fastest & cheapest route to adopting.
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