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Old 16-09-11, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hi, I am a foster carer with a husband who has the HD gene. He is 42 and symptom free. His dad died last year of HD aged 69. We have been fostering a number of years and have 4 of our own children in their teenage years. We had no idea Hd was in the family when we had our children.
We have moved on many children for adoption, but now want to adopt one of the little girls outselves. She is nearly 3 and has been with us over a year. We are facing lots of negativity from the Adoption team, but we truely believe a life here with us, in a big loving family outweigh having a dad with the HD gene. She had a traumatic start in life but is making great progress here.
If anyone has any experience of adoption with the HD gene I would love to hear from you. or any good ideads that would help our cause.
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Old 16-09-11, 03:47 PM   #2
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Hi, I am a foster carer with a husband who has the HD gene. He is 42 and symptom free. His dad died last year of HD aged 69. We have been fostering a number of years and have 4 of our own children in their teenage years. We had no idea Hd was in the family when we had our children.
We have moved on many children for adoption, but now want to adopt one of the little girls outselves. She is nearly 3 and has been with us over a year. We are facing lots of negativity from the Adoption team, but we truely believe a life here with us, in a big loving family outweigh having a dad with the HD gene. She had a traumatic start in life but is making great progress here.
If anyone has any experience of adoption with the HD gene I would love to hear from you. or any good ideads that would help our cause.
Thanks Roo
Hi Roo,

Can't help with the adoption dilema (no kids and my husband died in Jan aged 49 hence my being a Member) but just wanted to say welcome to the message board.
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Old 16-09-11, 06:05 PM   #3
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Hi, I am a foster carer with a husband who has the HD gene. He is 42 and symptom free. His dad died last year of HD aged 69. We have been fostering a number of years and have 4 of our own children in their teenage years. We had no idea Hd was in the family when we had our children.
We have moved on many children for adoption, but now want to adopt one of the little girls outselves. She is nearly 3 and has been with us over a year. We are facing lots of negativity from the Adoption team, but we truely believe a life here with us, in a big loving family outweigh having a dad with the HD gene. She had a traumatic start in life but is making great progress here.
If anyone has any experience of adoption with the HD gene I would love to hear from you. or any good ideads that would help our cause.
Thanks Roo
hi roo welcome i think its great . i have a son with jhd hes 11 didnt no that hd was in are familys to . he is the first well that has symptoms any way. the lady next door to me adopts children and fosters she does a great job were would these kids be if it was'nt for people like you good luck love jo x
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Old 18-09-11, 10:17 AM   #4
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hi roo welcome i think its great . i have a son with jhd hes 11 didnt no that hd was in are familys to . he is the first well that has symptoms any way. the lady next door to me adopts children and fosters she does a great job were would these kids be if it was'nt for people like you good luck love jo x
Thanks for that. We just need to convince adoption that this is the best place for her!! Lots of people are scared by HD as it is quite a rare disease. In my husbands family it has been late onset, so as my husband is 42 and healthy fingers crossed it will be the same. From what I've read HD is about 15-20 years in length and this was so with my father in law. So even if my husband got symptoms soon he would still be here for this little girl for a while. Also I come from a big supportive family. Anyway it's not you I need to convince so I will sign off now. Bye for now. Roo
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