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  • Beyond Angry - Searching for Peace
  • by kakuehl Last comment: Yesterday at 08:15 PM
  • Hi Sweet_Enraged, I'm a birth mom not an adoptee, but I may have some insight for you. (Feel free to ignore.) I had a number of thoughts as I read your post. Many years ago I heard a statement that continues to resonate with me: None of us have the parents we think we want or need: We have to grieve the parents we don't have before we can accept the ones we do. I suspect that is true for...

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  • Foster and Kinship Care Education Classes - Riverside City College
  • by SC1990 Last comment: 15 Oct 2014 07:12 PM
  • Hi, For riverside county, do both people on the home license or both foster parents need to CEU's, or is required number for entire household (or home) in CEU per person or per home? Asked SW but waiting on response. Thanks :)

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Decline in International Adoptions
  • by WizardofOz Last comment: 17 Oct 2014 07:39 PM
  • SC1900, my son has severe graded hemophilia A, which has an average life expectancy of 11. Are you suggesting that I did something "immoral" by "buying" him and saving his life? Should my just just have died? Would that have been "moral"?? A true adoption does not require someone to pay thousands of dollars. So was my son's not a "true" adoption? Should he have stayed in China, his home...

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • What's he thinking? How would you feel in this situation?
  • by secretson Last comment: 18 Oct 2014 12:31 PM
  • This post is a question for birth fathers who knew about their child's adoption and was one day contacted out of the blue. I contacted my birth father a few days ago. I'm 31. As far as I know, all he knew about his adopted child was that I was a boy, and where I was born. I don't believe he has ever known my name, seen a picture of me, where I was, etc. The big wrinkle here is that he was...

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • shocked and saddened
  • by tygerlilyzz Last comment: 15 Oct 2014 05:56 AM
  • On my local news in the past two days: A ten year old has been arrested for murder. He went to visit his granddad who was a care taker for a 90 YO woman. The boy went into the woman's room and she scolded him for being in there. He pushed her on the bed, used her cane to choke her and punched her in the throat 3 times. She is dead--he is now in prison, charged as an adult with murder. When he...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Link to view my page or my journal broken
  • by SC1990 Last comment: 17 Oct 2014 06:08 PM
  • Before I was able to see MyPage and MyJournal by clicking on those links. Now when I click on either one, the page just goes to the main page of adoption forums. Page will just refresh and will still be the main for adoption forums. Update my page links and other links work fine. Advice? :confused:

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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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  • FAE/FAS school age kids - ADHD/concentration issues
  • by Kat-L Last comment: 13 Oct 2014 01:17 PM
  • Thank you. I don't really want to medicate unless I have to. It's not severe (to me-but I'm not there to see her in school). I think it might be one of those things where we just have to find a "work around"

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Foster home license question in CA--keeping license active
  • by SC1990 Last comment: Yesterday at 11:33 PM
  • Hi everyone, I have a question regarding the foster home license. My mom and I are fostering together in which I will be the one to adopt. My question is regarding the continuing education hours needed each year to keep license active for home. We are in Riverside County in California. I know we need 10 hours. My question is, is the 10 hours per person, or per household? My mom applied for...

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