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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • by Sitta Last comment: Yesterday at 10:16 PM
  • When were you born? Am I assuming correctly that you were born in TN? TN has opened many of their records now. See here: Department of Children's Services If you can just get your records, do so. If you can only get non-identifying info, do that at least, and then get on the registries that apply to your state. Also, find out which adoptee search help groups and search angels are working...

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  • ISO Birth family Lubbock 1970
  • by Clay43 Last comment: 30 Jan 2015 11:24 AM
  • I am looking for info on my birth family. I was adopted through Smithlawn in Lubbock, TX. Male, born 11/22/1970

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • National Agency Feedback Needed- Adoption Law Center and American Adoptions
  • by brandon_brummett Last comment: Today at 05:34 AM
  • Hey, I got your PM and when I have tried to PM you back but it won't let me for some reason. May need to check your settings... Anyway I have experience with ANLC and I'd be happy to share it with you. The forums and PMs on here can be quirky so the best way to contact me would be via email through My email address is my user name on here at, or you can look me up on...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • by Franky88 Last comment: Today at 03:51 AM
  • US Legalization can assist you to obtain a certified copy of your passport online for use in foreign country. Firstly, your passport should have, at least, six months validity period to be eligible for the authentication process. You will not be able to get a certified copy of your passport if it has less than six months to expire. Secondly, make two copies of the first two pages of your passport...

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • What do I do?
  • by Reunionsarehard Last comment: Yesterday at 03:19 PM
  • I get what you're saying and I'll probably still go. I am just so discouraged and tired of all these feelings. I'm also thinking of just giving up on any one on one and just leave it as it is.....getting together only as a family. It appears that's all she wants with me. My daughter offered to talk to her for me but I said no. I'm at the point where it has to come from her. I'm happy to know her...

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  • how do we teach her to entertain herself?
  • by wcurry66 Last comment: 26 Jan 2015 08:28 AM
  • ah yes.. btdt. and i agree with pp. i spent so much time feeling trapped, fighting the request to play with stupid polly pockets, and shutting down fast forward 5 years.. my awesome dd CAN self entertain - she spends too much time locked in her room. (ah.. tweens ;) ) i wish i could go back in time and redirect her to cook, clean, color I totally get how frustrating it can to have...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Do You Have An Amazing Adoption Story To Tell?
  • by tomctvc Last comment: 29 Jan 2015 04:11 AM
  • CTVC are currently developing a brand new television show for a major international network that will feature amazing and heart warming stories of people who, for various reasons, have been separated from a loved one in the precious first hours, days or weeks of one or both of their lives but who have later been reunited. Whether you were abandoned as a baby, switched at birth or youre...

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • Anyone adopted through Homestead in FW, Tx
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 30 Jan 2015 09:44 AM
  • jdgreen35, I will send ranum an email with a link to this thread in case she doesn't see this. Hopefully you can get in touch and see if you can find out more info. GOOD LUCK! -Spud :Chewie: p.s. Welcome to the forums! You can also check on if you haven't already. There you can create a profile that will show up in searches that your family may do for you.

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Question from a frustrated Aunt
  • by murphypatrick12 Last comment: 25 Jan 2015 01:17 PM
  • It is because the child will try to push the primary parent away by forming quick and superficial bonds with others. By blocking this from happening the child is forced to rely on the parent. They learn that they can count on and trust that the parent will provide and be trustworthy. This rule also prevents others from reinforcing the child's attempts to go to others rather that the parent. Your...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Meth...This is new to me. Info Please?
  • by Matthew19:14 Last comment: 8 minutes ago
  • My 2 boys parents are addicted to meth. They were in a different foster home for 6 months before they came to us and were consistent in coming to visits at that time. Since coming to us they have missed 80% of visits and the case is going to termination. The parents have always been polite to me even with domestic violence issues, drug issues and suspected bank robbery. I have not been worries...

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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....
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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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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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