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  • I am Native American & and a search angel
  • by JillFriedlander Last comment: Yesterday at 03:28 PM
  • My non-identifying information from the State of Florida says my birth father was of Native American Decent. I am curious now that Ive read these post about ICWA law and DNA testing. I thought I read somewhere that since I am a female that I would only be able to get test results from the maternal side... Any help would be appreciated.

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  • They are wonderful to work with we actually got our homestudy through them. Our case was a Foster Adopt. I would defiantly recommend them to anyone whose wanting to adopt a child.

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  • by MrsC Last comment: Yesterday at 06:47 PM
  • "My wife is tired of waiting for a so called suitable match. She said we should try to find a child that is being disrupted. . . If anyone knows of one ..." Sorry, but from your post it sort of reads as if you are in a hurry to get a child, any child, and think it will be quicker and easier to pick up someone else's discard rather than go through the system. Any child would need...

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  • Just hit by a wave of depression after 1st reunion
  • by kakuehl Last comment: 22 Apr 2015 11:36 AM
  • Kaseyb, I personally did not attend any counseling but I have known quite a few people who have found it very helpful. I think from what you say about your relationship, I would tell him that you really look forward to hearing from him and that you are sad when there is no message and at the thought of how his job is going to change the frequency of contact. Try to remember that this is really...

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  • by emilybrennan Last comment: 11 Apr 2015 07:16 AM
  • For a New York Times article on domestic adoption, I am interested in speaking to pregnant women who are considering adoption for their child. I'm open to speaking to women at any level of consideration, from those who are already in touch with an agency to those who have given it just a passing thought. I'd like to ask you about your life and your circumstances to understand how adoption first...

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  • Still not attached... 4 yrs in.
  • by SC1990 Last comment: 22 Apr 2015 10:50 PM
  • I have first hand experience with RAD. My sister and I had been with current mother (she foster us first then adopted) since she was 2 and I was 3. Even at 2 would not attach. By the time she was around 6-7 she was diagnosed with RAD. After many therapists, my mom finally found one who was very experience with RAD and was really and eye opener. People with RAD NEVER truly attach. At times it may...

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  • by AshMom Last comment: 38 minutes ago
  • How do you handle extended family that isn't really all for your foster kids the way you are? Our current placement is a rough kid to care for, but we're learning what she needs and how to do what's best for her. Our families are having a hard time seeing her as our daughter and constantly want to leave her out of things. We have other foster family friends dealing with the same kind of things...

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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 my bilogical brother born to Sue Ellen Smith from Newport News, Va, her DOB is 2/22/52....
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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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