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Hello, I first started thinking about adopting when I was 14 and was not having my monthly cycle and I had seen Annie on television. My parents only had me, and my cousins were estranged so I have a small immediate family. My uncle and aunt were in Germany, and there was a language barrier so I felt our family was even smaller. I knew that I wanted to adopt or foster children when I was old enough. My maternal grandmother had fostered children in Canada in the post war era and told me quite some interesting stories. I knew I would be able to help at least one or two kids have a safe, loving home even if it was through fostering. Because of having PCOS, and infertile, I have decided that I would not try and conceive as IVF and sperm donor route can be more emotionally draining and financially hard on a single person, I am going right to the adoption option. I thought about fostering first. After some soul searching I decided that the attachment to a child in my care for a short term would be quite strong and that I should opt for the adoption route. My parents are in their 70s and asking for grandchildren before they get too old to enjoy them. For now though they are enjoying my Yorkshire Terriers - Mikey and ZoeyI have a lot of love to give to a little one ( interested in adopting a child or twins up to the age of 7) and hope to pass on my academic tricks of the trade( being dyslexic as a child), and offer guidance and protection as parents do. I chose to put a profile on Adoption Bridge because their mission and values were similar to mine, in that I believe that all children deserve to be happy, healthy and safe in the home they live in and at least have some relationship to their parent if open adoption, or semi open. I would prefer semi open, or exchanging photos or emails on an arranged basis. 

  1. I am now almost 40 and still working towards adopting a child that needs help - preferably someone with mild learning differences or cultural heritage similar to mine -- ( german/english/irish.

Melanie Thiede

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