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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • AMom Meeting BMom For The First Time
  • by njhorsegirl Last comment: Yesterday at 08:01 AM
  • Thank you all for the advice. I have a plan of how to make this go as smoothly as possible based on all the advice you gave me. I will let you all know how it went. Thanks again!


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  • ISO Birth family Lubbock 1970
  • by Clay43 Last comment: Yesterday at 11:24 AM
  • I am looking for info on my birth family. I was adopted through Smithlawn in Lubbock, TX. Male, born 11/22/1970


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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • Family Pictures/Geneology
  • by smiles2012 Last comment: Yesterday at 11:43 PM
  • I have asked a few times and they said they would but then didnt. Through the years they have posted informative and sometimes new information online. And yes, Im speaking of public info through google like in obituaries and social media. If I put myself in Rosebud's shoes as an adult, I know that I would want that information just because it's my personality. If she has my sibling's...


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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • information needed for Japan
  • by 1alan1 Last comment: 53 minutes ago
  • Hello, I need some information about adoptions in Japan. My daughter in law was adopted in 1983 in Misawa Japan as a baby. She is no longer on speaking terms with her adopted family, they refused to hand over any adoption paperwork. I am trying to help her find her parents or any relatives. Can foreigners adopt directly from orphanages? Can Foreigners adopt directly from the mother? I was told...


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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • how do we teach her to entertain herself?
  • by wcurry66 Last comment: 26 Jan 2015 08:28 AM
  • ah yes.. btdt. and i agree with pp. i spent so much time feeling trapped, fighting the request to play with stupid polly pockets, and shutting down fast forward 5 years.. my awesome dd CAN self entertain - she spends too much time locked in her room. (ah.. tweens ;) ) i wish i could go back in time and redirect her to cook, clean, color I totally get how frustrating it can to have...


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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Do You Have An Amazing Adoption Story To Tell?
  • by tomctvc Last comment: 29 Jan 2015 04:11 AM
  • CTVC are currently developing a brand new television show for a major international network that will feature amazing and heart warming stories of people who, for various reasons, have been separated from a loved one in the precious first hours, days or weeks of one or both of their lives but who have later been reunited. Whether you were abandoned as a baby, switched at birth or youre...


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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • Anyone adopted through Homestead in FW, Tx
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: Yesterday at 09:44 AM
  • jdgreen35, I will send ranum an email with a link to this thread in case she doesn't see this. Hopefully you can get in touch and see if you can find out more info. GOOD LUCK! -Spud p.s. Welcome to the forums! You can also check on www.registry.adoption.com if you haven't already. There you can create a profile that will show up in searches that your family may do for you.


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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Question from a frustrated Aunt
  • by murphypatrick12 Last comment: 25 Jan 2015 01:17 PM
  • It is because the child will try to push the primary parent away by forming quick and superficial bonds with others. By blocking this from happening the child is forced to rely on the parent. They learn that they can count on and trust that the parent will provide and be trustworthy. This rule also prevents others from reinforcing the child's attempts to go to others rather that the parent. Your...


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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Taxes (mail or e file )
  • by mom2many2013 Last comment: Yesterday at 11:46 PM
  • I amended my taxes last september for our 2011 adoption...sent in copies of birth certicate, adoption decree, the adoption subsidy contract and can't remember what else. Hoping I sent all they needed..still not been processed but because it's taken so long, they assigned me a tax advocate a few weeks ago.


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What I know. .. - (12 Jul 2014 12:28 AM)
I think he was born 2 years before me but I'm not sure. I was born in 1972. Mom is Sue Ellen Smith DOB 2/22/1952 & Dad is Donnie Jay Gribble DOB 09/07/1951. My Mom & Dad are almost exactly 20 years o...
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Looking for biological brother (Gribble or Smith) - (07 Aug 2014 11:14 AM)
Looking for my bilogical brother born to Sue Ellen Smith from Newport News, Va, her DOB is 2/22/52....
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ISO Granddaughter - (20 Oct 2014 09:01 PM)
Have been searching for Granddaughter since 2003.She was born in North Myrtle Beach, SC, but was adopted in Brunswick County NC. Birthdate 10/07/1982. She had red hair at birth. Would like very muc...
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birth mother - (19 Dec 2014 11:38 PM)
i have no idea if anyone will read this or see this but i just have so much on my mind i feel like this is the one way to maybe help me out my name is elizabeth and I'm 23. i was born on 11/25/1991...
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