Adoption Forums®

Members List Photos Events Local Adoption Support Search Arcade Reviews Membership Upgrade
Welcome to the Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. You may have to register before you can post or search: click here to proceed. To start viewing messages, select a forum below that you would like to view or click View All of Todays Posts.
Forum Categories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-26-2008, 04:18 PM
IloveJohnny1984's Avatar
IloveJohnny1984 IloveJohnny1984 is offline
Adopted twice
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Total Points: 2,989.31
Donate
adopting a 2 year old

My husband and I have never adopted before we were just chosen for a 2 year old and since we have never adopted or had any children... We don't know exactly what we need for a 2 year old, we are going to change the crib to a toddler bed but other than that we don't really know we had all the stuff for an infant but when they asked us about this child we just couldn't say no...

so if everything works out what is it we absolutely need.

also does any one know of good ways to break the ice when meeting the child, I know she had a stuffed animal in the picture we saw of her so We bought an outfit with it on the shirt, and then plan on buying another little item for her maybe a little purse or something...

I just feel bad in a way because i know its going to be hard for her so if there is anything i can do that any of you know of it would be very helpful.

Thank you
Reply With Quote
Adoption Information
Vito & Janet (NY)
are hoping to adopt
Vito & Janet hoping to adopt A Service of Adoption Profiles
Become an adoption forums premium member to enjoy these Membership Benefits:
  • Remove Advertising
  • Unlimited Arcade
  • Unlimited Attachments
  • Increased PM Storage
  • Calendar Posting
  • Larger Avatars
  • Personal Page
  • Just $19.95 / yr!
Adoption Confererence
Click here to visit Adoptive Parents Committee
Adoptive Parents Committee 33rd Annual Adoption Conference: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY 75 Workshops/50 Exhibitors/Bookstore Register Online or call (212)304-8497
Adoptive Parents Committee
(212) 304-8479  

  #2  
Old 10-26-2008, 04:57 PM
c.a c.a is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 967
Total Points: 370,221,736.77
Donate
for a two year old . . . hmmmm

Food basics:
Macaroni and cheese, applesauce, chicken, cheese sticks, apples, bananas, hot dogs (tofu ones are great),
frozen peas, green beans and broccoli, juice, milk,
goldfish crackers (several other kinds of crackers)

Emergency basics:Children's tylenol, children's benedryll, a thermometer that goes in the ear or on temple, nail clippers, bandaids, a boo boo bunny (toy with freezer pack for boo boos), and the telephone number for a good pediatrician who has a nurse on call 24/7.

disposable diapers, wipes, the cloth diapers too (great for wipe ups of all kids), socks, t-shirts and onesies.

Books books books books books

The telephone number of a good friend with whom you can share all of your big joys, big fears and every little moment that amazes you.

Relax - get the basics and take the rest as it comes.

Good luck - two is so much fun. Oh - and know where a few playgrounds are - and find a pond where you can feed the ducks.

Yeah for two!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2008, 05:08 PM
IloveJohnny1984's Avatar
IloveJohnny1984 IloveJohnny1984 is offline
Adopted twice
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Total Points: 2,989.31
Donate
great list thank you!
__________________
Home Study Finished 10/1/2008
Received a call about a toddler girl 10/24/08
Had disclosure 11/05/08
appt to meet child 12/9/08
finalization Dec 2010

received call about sibling July 2012
Baby girl born November 29 2012
Baby home January 10th 2013
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-27-2008, 09:08 AM
calimomX3's Avatar
calimomX3 calimomX3 is offline
Lovin my kids
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 162
Total Points: 27,776.35
Donate
how exciting...where in CA are you? Or are you in Ca? Let me know if you need help with anything, I am in S. CA. Have fun with her, that is a fun age
__________________
Jen
Married
Bio Son:
Bio daughter :
Bio Son :
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-27-2008, 10:00 AM
IloveJohnny1984's Avatar
IloveJohnny1984 IloveJohnny1984 is offline
Adopted twice
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Total Points: 2,989.31
Donate
Im in central california
__________________
Home Study Finished 10/1/2008
Received a call about a toddler girl 10/24/08
Had disclosure 11/05/08
appt to meet child 12/9/08
finalization Dec 2010

received call about sibling July 2012
Baby girl born November 29 2012
Baby home January 10th 2013
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-27-2008, 08:35 PM
MommyWend MommyWend is offline
Fost-Adopt Parent
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
Total Points: 10,646.71
Donate
When I met my daughters (ages 3 and 4 at the time) they were scared of me and my husband at first. We were in a children's play room, so we wooed them over with a toy. They didn't want to make eye contact, but they were interested in playing with us.

My advice would be to follow her lead. Give her a choice of things to play with. After she has played for a little and claimed the toy, find a way to work yourself into the play.

Have fun! This will be an unforgettable day!
Reply With Quote
Reply

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Points Per Thread View: 1.00
Points Per Thread: 15.00
Points Per Reply: 5.00


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:45 AM.