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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • Looking for my biological parent
  • by georgeyap2k12 Last comment: Today at 09:20 AM
  • I forgot to include my adopted mom's name is Fernandita Lee Yap. When I was a toddler, we lived in Tugatog Malabon. My Aunt's name is Amelia Ang Austria.

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • Confessions...
  • by belleinblue1978 Last comment: Today at 11:25 AM
  • I confess the caffeine withdrawal is over finally. It took about two weeks and the headaches were killer. I confess that I have a new niece. She was born Friday before last. I confess that I actually went to the hospital on Saturday after despite the PTSD. I had to drive about an hour and a half and cried the whole way. I confess that it really sucks that I will never parent a kid and I...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Embracing Traditions from Birth Country
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: Today at 09:54 AM
  • Great Ideas Momraine! Even if these things are on the back burner right now, your kids will remember you introducing all these fun cultural activities and items from their birth countries!

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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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  • Sleep ?
  • by Smarty Last comment: 25 Sep 2014 04:22 PM
  • Thanks for the ideas

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • What Happened?
  • by kevigil Last comment: 24 Sep 2014 11:14 AM
  • I was a member on here under a different username and one day I went to login and had to create a new account. Is there way to change my username I don't like the one "assigned" to me.

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • ISO Foster Family around Syracuse 1966
  • by Angela_Marie_Cole Last comment: Yesterday at 11:11 PM
  • I want to update this post also. I am NOT a reunited adoptee it turns out. I was informed the other day (after 14 years) that the DNA test we did was incorrect. So I am now armed only with non id info from the state again.

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Interesting about sociopaths.
  • by Kat-L Last comment: Today at 12:20 PM
  • Quote: Originally Posted by wcurry66 my brother died last May. And overdose combination of alcohol and anti-psychotic medicine He was so busy trying to manage his symptoms and self medicate that he overdid it. (((hugs))) I'm so sorry for you and all those who grieve him and what he could have been. And I'm happy for him that his suffering is finally behind him.

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • cloth diapers
  • by haveroommom Last comment: 24 minutes ago
  • I did cloth diapers with our first born and it go tot be really difficult. If you can come up with a system that works and you are motivated to do it, you can pull it off. Google 'diaper trader' online and there are many, many online communities of mothers that buy, sell and trade cloth diapers. Sounds weird, I know, but it really did make it more affordable for me and then when I was ready to...

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family - (21 Jun 2014 11:14 AM)
this is really difficult. I didn't think the process would be this hard! but I found my biofamily. no one really wants to get to know me accept my sister and her family. (who are AMAZING) I was even t...
Sue Ellen Smith & Donnie Jay Gribble - (12 Jul 2014 12:02 AM)
I was born in 1972 to Sue Ellen Smith & Donnie Jay Gribble. I was told at age 26 by my Step-Mom that I have a brother! My Mother & I don't talk, haven't for years. So I called & confronted her with i...
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...
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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