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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 31 minutes ago
  • Beatricesmith, your thoughts are backed by experience and insights. Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you Belleinblue1978 for clarifying. To everyone, I feel like I'm getting to know pieces of your story each time you post. I appreciate your trust in talking about your experiences. -Spud

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  • Adoption Status Updates for San Bernardino County
  • by CAfosadopt Last comment: 20 Oct 2014 12:41 PM
  • Question for those of you with children and adopting... During the homestudy will the SW meet with your children? If so, how does it work? Questions they ask? Not sure what to tell my kids.... Thanks!

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • by Leeah Last comment: Yesterday at 06:24 PM
  • Yes, hopefully we'll all meet Mr. Right soon. I'm rooting for you ladies!

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 42 minutes ago
  • Thank you for the clarification SC1990. With the background and your experiences, everyone can probably understand the intent of your post more. Thank you for sharing!

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • I dont know how to heal
  • by mgrant Last comment: Yesterday at 12:40 AM
  • I feel very troubled after a trigger lately. When I was seventeen I gave birth to a girl my parents placed for adoption. I had been date raped after drinking and doing drugs so my parents did not want to raise the child. A decision they really regretted later on. Giving the baby up was such a trauma for me that I went on doing drugs and ran away. I came back and finished my studies, then...

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • shocked and saddened
  • by tygerlilyzz Last comment: 15 Oct 2014 05:56 AM
  • On my local news in the past two days: A ten year old has been arrested for murder. He went to visit his granddad who was a care taker for a 90 YO woman. The boy went into the woman's room and she scolded him for being in there. He pushed her on the bed, used her cane to choke her and punched her in the throat 3 times. She is dead--he is now in prison, charged as an adult with murder. When he...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Fees due at placement or full refund
  • by singlebe Last comment: Yesterday at 07:15 AM
  • American Adoptions will refund placement fees if the adoption fails but fees are due at placement. We adopted through a local agency (not in your state, sorry) and our fees were due at placement. I think they may have been refundable if the adoption fell through but I forget what their policy was.

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Teen skipping class, lying - RAD
  • by MnFamily Last comment: Today at 06:39 AM
  • I would probably make sure that equal hours of her weekend are spent working on missed work or writing lines... missing 45 minutes of class means 45 minutes less of fun on the weekend

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 13 minutes ago
  • Sorry for the temptation of another kid. Trust me, I know it's difficult to not want to give them all a loving home. One of my other roles here is to update our Adoptable Kid listings. This week I made the mistake of reading a tragic article about a child who never was placed for adoption, right before updating a bunch of listings of incredibly LOVABLE kids. It can be very heavy on the heart. I...

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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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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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