Lost and Found is open to anyone in the infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.
- Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day: Please vote for this one from Barren is the New Black. The author muses in her very amusing way on people who don't know that they're pregnant up until the day they deliver. How do you vote? Simply by clicking on the words "this one" above and then clicking on the post's title. Why the Kirtsy'd Pick O' the Day? Click on that link in the header navigation bar above for the story. And send me stuff!
- Radio Show: Creating a Family is airing Adopting an Older Child on March 25. "Adopting older children can be rewarding and challenging. What is considered an 'older child' for adoption, and how can you tell if a particular child will be able to transition into your family. The answer may surprise you. My guest will be Debbie Riley, Executive Director of The Center for Adoption Support & Education. Creating a Family can be heard either at the radio page of or downloaded as a free podcast from iTunes. The shows airs every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time, and listeners can e-mail questions in advance or call into the show to speak directly with the guest. Email Dawn@creatingafamily.com to sign up for a weekly email notice of the upcoming show topic."
- Important Read: Eve's wonderful friend who went through the loss of her 6 year old son last year is telling Evan's Story as a guest blogger tomorrow. It's a warning that all parents and want-to-be parents should read.
- Program Announcement: "The first annual Forever Families Weekend for Jewish Families Touched by Adoption will run June 12-14, 2009 at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania. The program combines Jewish summer camp activities with adoption-specific programming for the entire family. Attached is a press release and a flyer describing the program in detail. The camp webpage can be accessed directly at http://www.njycamps.org/
- Education: DoubleDelight has a series of posts about being an egg donor. She is trying to raise awareness and get people talking about egg donation.
- Forums: I started some loose forums that can be used to supplement LFCA (or...cough...stand in for LFCA on a day that I can't put it up such as Pesach. I'll give people a heads up beforehand so you know if I won't be posting and to use the forums for support). Everyone is welcome to join, in fact, you are encouraged to join because on non-LFCA days and weekends, this is the way to get support. I'm moderating the entrance to the boards on Ning just to make sure that it is joined by fellow members of the ALI community and not spammers. In other words, if I recognize your email address, no problem. If I don't, I'll send you a note (and you can be proactive and email me with either your blog name or the names of a few blogs you read) to check in before I approve you. And then jump into the conversation on the boards. My only request is that you choose a profile picture that does not contain a belly shot or a baby.
- If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
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- Managing the Sweetness Within is celebrating her birthday today. Go sing her a little song.
- Elizabeth is celebrating 9 years of marriage today. Go wish them congratulations.
- Busted is remembering the Doodles on their loss date today. Please go give her support.
- Katedaphne is seeking support for a friend who is experiencing an unexpected second-trimester loss. Though her friend does not blog, she is an active and vocal supporter of the ALI community. Her IF and treatment history is long and awful, and this loss is terrible. Please see Kate's blog for details and to leave her friend comments and support.
- Io has one of the craziest stories that I've read in a long time. Loved it.
- Soralis is celebrating her 200th post. Go over and wish her congratulations.
- Liv got a negative beta for IUI#2. In addition, she cannot do any treatments until June. Go give her a hug.
- Shaz is having negative hpt's after her IVF. Please take a moment to send her some love.
- Dora is having her transfer for donor FET #2 tomorrow!
- Debbie's donor will have her retrieval tomorrow!
- OHSS may prevent Infertile, Who Me? from transferring her embryos. Also, things are evolving in a less than optimum way as the trigger shot has been delay due to overly high estrogen levels.
- Pepper had her retrieval and is awaiting the fert report. Transfer is set for either Friday or Sunday depending on how they want to proceed.
- Henry Street could use a hug. Please go give her support; she is having a sad time.
- G$ got a negative peestick on this IVF cycle. Go sit with her as she awaits Thursday's beta.
- Tally needs some good vibes as she approaches her first IUI procedure tomorrow.
- None of MLG's three embies in culture made it to freeze. Please go give her support.
- Heather is on bedrest for the foreseeable future after having a cerclage put in. Sweetpea is still doing great!
- G is home, but now on bedrest. Go give her some love as she cooks these babies a little longer.
- Hoping for Another Lovebug is on hospital bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Please keep her company. She has Internet access, though reading is easier than typing.
- Reba found out that her cervix is funneling and she is now on bedrest. Her next appointment is on Wednesday and she could use some support so that her little one hangs on as long as possible.
- Chelle saw 2 beautiful heartbeats on her ultrasound.
- High Land, Hard Rain has updated for the first time since August to let us know she is pregnant again, but waiting with cautious optimism until the viability scan in a few weeks.
- Kandi could use some comment love after feeling overwhelmed getting ready for her baby in 11 weeks.
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