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  • Confessions...
  • by 1000amys Last comment: Yesterday at 10:27 PM
  • I confess we have always talked about our kids' siblings. We only have contact with one (out of at least ten), but we tell them what we know. All are half siblings, some we don't even know current names, and most we don't have pictures. We talk about them when we talk about our siblings, or other family members, just when it comes up in conversation. My dad was adopted and has various half...

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  • Adoption From Ukraine Success Story
  • by CathyStone Last comment: 16 Dec 2014 01:37 PM
  • Finally I can share two more adoption success stories coming from my sister and neighbors who adopted independently in 2014. As an experienced adopter (I adopted twice from Ukraine) I was helping our neighbors and then my sister adopt from Ukraine. They finally completed their adoption and came back home with kids this year !!! Both of them adopted generally healthy sibling groups: 7 and 10...

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  • Question for birth mom - name on birth certificate?
  • by redsox2004 Last comment: 14 Dec 2014 12:58 PM
  • Thank you all for the replies and perspective! bamabelle1982 - yeah, I don't believe my father was present so could see how I could have got my birthmom name... loveajax - yes, from MA (how'd you guess :>). she was not married at the time BUT was to be married a few months later per the notes I got from Catholic Charities. Perhaps since he wasn't around is why I got her name.....

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  • Child who lies, lies, lies!!! And steals.
  • by millie58 Last comment: 12 Dec 2014 06:45 PM
  • What kind of therapy has he been in? What was his past? EMDR works wonders. I am so done with the behavior of my 10 year old!!! Except, obviously, I don't get to be done. I get to parent and love this child who lies ALL THE TIME! And steals. And is defiant. Not bad tempered or oppositional, but classically defiant. And has no clue/care about how he affects those around him, or that he...

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • How old is too old?
  • by loveajax Last comment: Today at 11:58 AM
  • We adopted two girls. Oldest when I was 36 and dh 39. Youngest came home to us at six months. I was 44 and dh 47. Where I live, I would say the "average" age of first time parents is mid 30s. It is funny when I am with little is like I am probably too old to be her mom yet too young to be grandma! Both of my grandmas had their last babies in their mid 40s so I guess it...

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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...
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....
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...
birth mother - (19 Dec 2014 11:38 PM)
i have no idea if anyone will read this or see this but i just have so much on my mind i feel like this is the one way to maybe help me out my name is elizabeth and I'm 23. i was born on 11/25/1991...
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