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Old 10-26-2010, 12:53 PM
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Hi!

I am a total lurker on the boards. We did an IA adoption 6 years ago. But this is a post from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and this is something too good not to shout from the rooftop. I hope this can be helpful
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:20 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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Thanks! I just signed up.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for posting! I am wondering what category to put myself under (foster vs adopt) as I am fostering a specific child for the purpose of adoption. I know it probably doesnt matter much, but any opinions?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:50 AM
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Thanks for posting! I am wondering what category to put myself under (foster vs adopt) as I am fostering a specific child for the purpose of adoption. I know it probably doesn't matter much, but any opinions?

Armom, this is what I read on the site:
"If you are a transition age foster youth (age 16 to 21), family (foster, resource, kin, guardian, adoptive) or organization (e.g. group home, transitional housing, CASA) supporting our children in foster care, we invite you to become a member and save!"

Since the goal is adoption, I'd probably go with that. Are you adopting from the foster system? This is the goal of the site, to help kids in the system.

This is a good thing. I've been asking local retailers when I shop if they support foster kids in any way. Usually, they don't. Then I tell them that they should. Same with Parks & Recreation and sports/other clubs. These kids need a break and deserve everything that a non-foster kid deserves. jmho
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11/17/06 Mr. D RU w/ b.mom
7/6/09 Mr. D back in our care
11/17/09 TPR hearing for bparents. Ironically, the same date as RU in 2006.
12/1/09 Judge approved TPR of both parents.
10/6/10 Adopted!!
10/7/10 Regular foster license approved. Here we go again...
1/11/11 We've been matched! Two darling 's!! R (2 1/2) & M (13 months) will join our family when our fk's RU w/ their mom.
4/29 R&M officially move in. Should be able to finalize in 6 months!
11/22/11 Gotcha Day for R&M on MI Adoption Day!
12/12 Put out the APB to our AW that we want to add to our family one more time. Hoping for one more
Mr. D wants a little brother to even the score! So now we wait...
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I am adopting from foster care.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:59 AM
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I signed up, they took my email address and I have not heard from them since. It said it would take up to 24 hours to get an email but now I wonder why they wanted just the email? I sure hope not to sell because like most of us "every little bit helps"
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:17 AM
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I signed up, they took my email address and I have not heard from them since. It said it would take up to 24 hours to get an email but now I wonder why they wanted just the email? I sure hope not to sell because like most of us "every little bit helps"

Me too. I signed up a few days ago and haven't heard back. I'm hoping they are just slow to process the registrations.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:26 AM
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This is great!!! I'm going to go sign up right now!!! Thanks so much.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:53 AM
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i signed up today even tho we haven't had our first permanent placement yet...we've only done weekend respite.
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2nd placement 2/29/12 - 3/23/12 went home to grandma
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1st placement 2/22/11 - 10/27/11 both left to live with their paternal grandparents
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:27 AM
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I signed up and got my user name and password today...it really does work and has lots of deals. This is awesome! Really, everyone should do this!
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:39 AM
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For Canadians: Zellars offers 15% off all purchases excluding electronics for all foster parents with a foster parents ID card
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:53 PM
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Yay! I signed up yesterday and got my confirmation email today. Been seeing what the site has to offer. So far, the local restaurants have some good deals. Some have $25 gift certificates for $7.50. This might make Christmas shopping very easy this year...and affordable!
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7/11/05 Kinship placement of Mr. D @ 9 months old
11/17/06 Mr. D RU w/ b.mom
7/6/09 Mr. D back in our care
11/17/09 TPR hearing for bparents. Ironically, the same date as RU in 2006.
12/1/09 Judge approved TPR of both parents.
10/6/10 Adopted!!
10/7/10 Regular foster license approved. Here we go again...
1/11/11 We've been matched! Two darling 's!! R (2 1/2) & M (13 months) will join our family when our fk's RU w/ their mom.
4/29 R&M officially move in. Should be able to finalize in 6 months!
11/22/11 Gotcha Day for R&M on MI Adoption Day!
12/12 Put out the APB to our AW that we want to add to our family one more time. Hoping for one more
Mr. D wants a little brother to even the score! So now we wait...
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:34 AM
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Sweet! Thanks so much! This will really help!
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