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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • Adoptive Mom Looking for Adoptee Insight
  • by BethVA62 Last comment: Today at 06:13 AM
  • missypea, A friend of mine is seeing the same thing in her 5 yr old daughter. It's been fun/funny LOL for me anyway. It could be your daughter is trying to figure out the same thing as my friends daughter. It took us a while to figure it out, what she was trying to figure out. What she understood and what she really didn't. Even tho it took us old people, both of us adopted, a minute or...

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  • by isabella724 Last comment: 22 Feb 2015 10:25 PM
  • Hello, I live near Dalton, GA but would love to attend or join your group. Please let me know when your group meets.

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • Is it possible to talk too much about adoption?
  • by 2MomsAndTheirBoy Last comment: Today at 06:35 AM
  • I absolutely agree and I love the phrase "askable parent." As an LGBT, transracial family, we talk about a lot of pretty deep subjects. We feel like we need our son to know he can ask us ANYTHING. And he does. I had a funny conversation with a friend who was nervous about answering the birds and the bees questions her then 5-year-old was asking. I said, "Well, here are the...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • Gretchen or Scott- baby boy born June 2, 1983
  • by MBennett83 Last comment: Today at 08:57 AM
  • I'm looking for Scott or Gretchen or any siblings that I might have. My name is Michael Bennett. I have waited a long time to find them and I'm slowly narrowing in on them. Please help!!

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • 6 yr old jealous of other kids
  • by KarinLombardo9 Last comment: Today at 11:47 AM
  • Just like adults, children can experience and act out feelings of jealousy that can often be painful for them and other family members. In some cases, professional help from a family or child psychologist can be helpful if your attempts to solve the problem at home have not been successful. In order to address such issues visit PFF as it is completely dedicated to valuable parenting tips with the...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • New here
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 13 Feb 2015 01:34 PM
  • First of all, welcome Thomas! Glad you are here. :) Secondly, I hope you won't be hard on yourself. You care and want to make things better for her. It might be hard for your daughter to absorb all of that right now, but keep being a part of her life. Help her seek out resources. It will work out. -Spud :Chewie:

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • Frances Lynn Home, Albuquerque?
  • by katabennett Last comment: Today at 02:05 PM
  • Quote: Originally Posted by tahphelan Would be interested in any information on this home, or stories of birthmoms who were there. My birthmother was likely there in late 1962. I was born in December. She was not Catholic, but the birthfather was, and the adoption was handled by Catholic Charities, which had very little non-id info. I was hoping to get more from the home, but...

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Anyone else adopted a child with HIV/AIDS?
  • by WizardofOz Last comment: 25 Feb 2015 08:48 AM
  • No, I don't know what your expertise is. Ok, then don't say that I know less than the doctor and that I just based myself on a newspaper article. How arrogant of you. But I do assume that a mother who has been raising a child with HIV for 6 years has gone beyond the Daily Mail Online for research. I assume nothing. The OP stated that her child has 10-20 years to live and that she prepares...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • right before TPR trial
  • by floridaadopt4 Last comment: 41 minutes ago
  • Our bios went from only showing up to about 25% of their visits to showing up to 90% of their visits after the goal change. They did a few things here and there on their case plan. Fastforward a few months... parents were TPRed and we are adopting this kids next month. Best of luck to you. My case manager supervisor called me a few weeks before the trial to see if I had any evidence to add to...

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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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