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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • things were great until....
  • by AdoptionRealities Last comment: 12 minutes ago
  • It has been an emotional roller coaster for sure! Have I tried to reach out again? I did for a few years, but not any longer. She made it clear about 5-6 years ago that she didn't want me to contact her again. My bdad is a whole nother roller coaster. The quick answer is no, no relationship with him whatsoever. In fact I often wonder if I deal with relationship issues much like my bmom. I...

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  • Born and adopted in Memphis TN
  • by Beth71 Last comment: Today at 08:39 AM
  • I've created a facebook page for all who are searching. My reason for creating this page is because I, too, am searching for a birth son born and adopted in Memphis. And I pray this brings me closer in my search. Please share this page EVERYONE! Please check out the page on "Born and adopted in Memphis,TN" but everyone searching is welcome.

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • Got "THE" call, can't find our attorney
  • by smiles2012 Last comment: Yesterday at 10:02 PM
  • I enjoyed reading this thread documenting your whirlwind experience! Reminds me of stories I read when I first joined this group a few years ago I hope your children are doing well!

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Serbian Adoption
  • by thejasmyne Last comment: Yesterday at 01:00 AM
  • Any current Serbia adoptive families? We are in process and looking to connect with other families! Jasmine

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • Just hit by a wave of depression after 1st reunion
  • by kakuehl Last comment: 43 minutes ago
  • Kasey B, you are not going insane. I suspect the waves of depression are part of the grief process. Reuniting with your son undoubtedly opened old wounds for you. I don't know how much you worked through the pain and grief of loss that comes through adoption 22 years ago. I found it easy to compartmentalize it most of the time and just not think about it for long periods of time although I...

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • NY Times Interview Request
  • 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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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • College Student (&Adoptee) Adoptive Parent Survey - Communication/Children's Books
  • by es114831 Last comment: 13 Apr 2015 10:57 AM
  • I am a college student doing research for a Communication project. I am exploring the communication between the adoptive parents and the adopted child as it pertains to sharing The Adoption Story. I am looking at communication between parent and child from the point of view of the adoptive parents. I am interested in how parents approach this communication and generally how they feel about...

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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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  • Foster kids underweight? Should I be concerned as doc is not?
  • by dpom Last comment: Yesterday at 05:34 AM
  • I don't think that you should be concerned about weight. Our son was born on term, but he was really tiny (6 lbs 4 oz), we took him from the hospital at 5 lbs 7 oz. He grew a lot in weight until 6 months and then he slowed down considerably and yes, sometimes, there were months in a row when he did not put any weight on. In those months he grew a lot taller. Now he is 2, and he put on 2-3 lbs in...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • I want this child out of my house (Long rant)
  • by sunshinemomma Last comment: Today at 03:19 PM
  • I would not call the police. He needs Help not a juvenile record or to be labelled or to think of himself as a criminal worthy of the police attending. Yes you need to intervene but I think you want to meet the needs of both children. If he was SA, it is not his fault and he should be dealt with as a child, not as a teenager or as an adult. Can you go above the caseworker and if needed above the...

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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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