Hi all, just wondering if we have any FORTers who're adoptive parents and, if so, what your experiences were like (whether you used an agency overseas or adopted within the U.S. etc.). I've talked to friends who had painless, wonderful adoptions and others who talked about agencies (and these are legal agencies!) who basically just screwed them for tens of thousands of dollars. Mr. Lois Lane and I are thinking about adopting some time down the line... not any time soon so no need to rush on your answers. I know this is a rare occurrence but when it happens there's so much publicity about it... I would hate to adopt a baby and then have the birth mother decide she didn't want to give the baby up for adoption after all. We're considering adopting from both the U.S. and overseas. We don't really care whether it's a boy or a girl as long as the child is healthy and needs a good home. Anyhow, so if you'd care to share, please do so. Thanks to all for reading this.