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  • Heartbreaking
  • by Asha0314 Last comment: Today at 05:11 PM
  • This is a continuing issue for my daughter. She started talking about wanting a father about a year or so ago, when she was around 5. I'm still waiting on Mr. Right and I think she understands that but she still wants one now.


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  • Adopting from India While taking meds for mild depression
  • by sak9645 Last comment: 29 Oct 2014 01:23 PM
  • Please recognize that use of mental health services is very common in the U.S. People seek mental health help, or are prescribed medication, for a whole range of issues that are not what we normally think of as mental illness -- job stress, fear of flying, sadness over a miscarriage, difficulty communicating with spouse or teenage child, insomnia, and so on. In the U.S., we don't necessarily...


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  • Found adult daughter I didn't know was mine
  • by samham90 Last comment: Today at 03:41 PM
  • its unfotunate your wife is feeling that way... but as a woman myself, i can too succumb to many motions of going back and forth is decisions, moods etc... hopefully she will come around... if anything, she's probably just as unsure as you are about the whole situation... as an adoptee -i feel for you if you're hurting, longing. or even just curious about her... does your "daughter"...


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  • wm born 4/12/1970 in Indiana seeks birth mother/info
  • by GenXJeff2 Last comment: Today at 02:23 PM
  • Haven't posted here in a few years, so thought I'd put in a new post - white male child, born 4/12/1970, in Indiana (city: unknown). I was born with a tumor on my right torso (rib cage), which would have appeared as a golf-ball sized "bump" under the skin (removed when I was 2 years old). After having been jerked around by the associate they were working with from the Indiana...


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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Toddler Exposed to Meth
  • by minehistheirs Last comment: Today at 06:55 AM
  • Sure, we can talk. I am all for discussing issues such as this. We are having a real hard time right now with her and so I can already tell that the older she gets the harder it will be to control her temper/meltdowns. We are hoping to be able to identify the triggers and meltdowns early so that we can do what is best for her. It sure is frustrating loving someone so much but being exhausted by...


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  • New Placement, Mom Heroin Addict
  • by mamateacher Last comment: Today at 09:26 PM
  • Quote: Originally Posted by jadde32 Hello, Do the bio moms have to get drug tested before the visits? I wonder how heroin addicts manage to be clean if this is the case... I think this depends on your area. Where I am, parents are not tested before visits. If they show to a visit and are visibly high, the visit will be ended though.


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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...
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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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