I emailed Mara about trying to get this a sticky thread.. but about my story.
I'm 22, DH is 25 (well.. in October he is) and we started TTC in September of 08 and started talking about wanting to adopt. After 2 miscarriages, my doctor finally agreed to help us and did infertility testing to come up with the conclusion of unexplained infertility. We did several rounds of treatments and had 2 pregnancies both resulting in miscarriage as well.
We decided after 4 miscarriages it was time to move on to adoption. We looked at our options; private/independent, agency, and foster-adopt. We called a few agencies to get price quotes and decided its going to be too much for us to do right now, so we went on to calling social services. We took all our classes and got fingerprinted, ect to get our foster care license and now we are waiting for placement. We haven't given up on a private adoption though either, but we aren't actively searching for a BM. If someone comes to us wanting us to adopt we will gladly get a lawyer and get that process rolling.
A lot of people freak out on us because we are so young and are adopting, but honestly, what do we have to lose? We have been together since 07, married since 09 and have had 4 miscarriages. Having biological children isn't in our cards and we want to have kids at this moment in time, so I tell people to shove it :]
Our journey is blogged here: http://www.babyhenshaw.blogspot.com