Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TTC and Adoption

We spoke with both our Alberta and Ontario agents about an eventual pregnancy during the adoption process. The information is difficult to get... In Alberta, there is a law against the placement of two adoptive children (that are not siblings) in a 12 months period. The law is not so clear when it comes to one biological child and one adoptive child.
Of course, in all cases, it is strongly recommended not to adopt while you are pregnant and until your child is 12 months old.

If I accidentally became pregnant during the process, we would have to put our adoption file on hold. When we reopen it, we would have to get an update on our Home Study and on some paperwork. The costs should be less than the original Home Study, but it would still be a hassle.
Where it is not yet clear is if I became pregnant after we have accepted a referral. I would not want to lose our adoptive child then!
With all the info in hands, we discussed the issue, and it looks like we are going to stop trying to conceive. We don't want to take the risk of seeing our adoption slipping through our fingers...

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