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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • How did you feel when you learnt about your birth name?
  • by beatricesmith Last comment: 28 minutes ago
  • I don't know about anyone else but I know that when I like a person a lot or feel a deep connection to someone, it usually makes me like their name a little more, even if it isn't a name that I might have liked initially. After knowing them for a while, I wouldn't want them to have any other name but the one they have because it is part of them. Unless one's child's name is particularly awful...

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • HELP! Converting my daughter to orthodox
  • by jennjoom Last comment: Today at 05:22 AM
  • Thanks for your response. Our Rabbi is trying to help us with this but unfortunately cannot connect us to anyone that will allow it because my daughter is in public school. There are a number of reasons not to move her as it will set her backwards rather than forwards. Judaism is of extreme importance to us, but so is my daughter's emotional and mental state. So if you know of anyone that has...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Adopting from India While taking meds for mild depression
  • by sak9645 Last comment: 29 Oct 2014 01:23 PM
  • Please recognize that use of mental health services is very common in the U.S. People seek mental health help, or are prescribed medication, for a whole range of issues that are not what we normally think of as mental illness -- job stress, fear of flying, sadness over a miscarriage, difficulty communicating with spouse or teenage child, insomnia, and so on. In the U.S., we don't necessarily...

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • What I wish I could say to people about being a firstmom
  • by wrking21 Last comment: 28 Oct 2014 12:43 PM
  • If your dad is anything like mine he will not. I dont think it has anything to do with love or respect. My dad is a figidity one. He loves his kids (I'm adopted by him, not legally) and grand kids, but I think we make him nervous LOL. All kid events are hard. Baptisms are just one of many things that "stink".

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  • Looking for birth mother/family
  • by echoate Last comment: Yesterday at 05:57 PM
  • don't have much to go on other than I was born 1/16/1970 at the Long Beach Memorial Hospital - California. I now live in Oregon. How do I start this process to locate my birth mother and or family?

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • raising meth and heroin exposed toddler..looking for fellow moms
  • by kaycee.dee.106 Last comment: Yesterday at 03:17 PM
  • Hi everyone. I would love to talk to other moms raising kids exposed in utero to meth and heroin..or one or the other. We are having huge behavioral challenges with our son, who is 26 months old. Anyone out there who would like a friend to talk to?? I would be very grateful. I feel very alone. Kerry

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • by Sunshinegirl2011 Last comment: 10 minutes ago
  • SO exciting!!!!!!!!! Congrats and perfect timing right before the holidays

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