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Topic: Adoption after cancer diagnosis

Forum: Family and Family Planning Matters —

A comforting place to discuss planning a family, fertility concerns, parenting children, or relationship issues with partners, siblings, or parents following a diagnosis.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2018 09:53AM

urmysunshine17 wrote:

a little background: I was diagnosed May 14, 2018 at 32 years old. I was 8 months postpartum. Being HER2+, chemo was in my future and I had 2 weeks to decide whether to freeze my eggs. Insurance wouldn’t cover 1 penny of it and we couldn’t afford the $10,000 to freeze. We decided to forgo freezing and instead adopt. I also decided to be put into a chemically induced menopause to try to preserve fertility.


Fast forward: now that I have time to research and ask questions about adoption I’m realizing there is so much discrimination against people with a history of cancer. And now I’m really concerned we won’t be able to expand our family. Has anyone successfully adopted after their cancer diagnosis? I have yet to come across anyone who has

Dx 5/14/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 6/1/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/1/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 5, 2018 01:21PM Moderators wrote:

Hi urmysunshine,

We thought you may be interested in checking out this page about Adoption after a breast cancer diagnosis from the main Breastcancer.org site. There's some great information on how to get your doctor to write a detailed letter to help your adoption case.

We hope this helps!

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