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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • The Good and Bad
  • by AbusedAdoptee Last comment: Today at 03:15 AM
  • OH! And losing my birth identity/name. Even though the name my birth mother gave me was perfectly normal and acceptable, and I recognized the name as mine, I guess my adoptive parents felt the need to "brand me" as their own and changed it. Not only that, but they changed it to a name that resulted in major teasing from my peers for YEARS. I went to court a couple years ago and...

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  • Adoption Status Updates for San Bernardino County
  • by CAfosadopt Last comment: 20 Oct 2014 12:41 PM
  • Question for those of you with children and adopting... During the homestudy will the SW meet with your children? If so, how does it work? Questions they ask? Not sure what to tell my kids.... 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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  • agency search?
  • by smiles2012 Last comment: Yesterday at 07:25 PM
  • Please message me if you have a referral or if you can tell me how to search for agencies licensed in TX....or maybe other websites that have forums or info more easily accessible than here. Im feeling a little lost on where to begin for newborn adoption through an agency...

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Marshall Island
  • by SkiFamily 1 Last comment: Yesterday at 10:21 PM
  • Has anyone adopted for the Marshall Islands, Guam, or Paula islands?

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • I dont know how to heal
  • by mgrant Last comment: Today at 12:40 AM
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Jade31 I feel very troubled after a trigger lately. When I was seventeen I gave birth to a girl my parents placed for adoption. I had been date raped after drinking and doing drugs so my parents did not want to raise the child. A decision they really regretted later on. Giving the baby up was such a trauma for me that I went on doing drugs and ran...

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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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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • Reunion Insights
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 21 Oct 2014 08:09 AM
  • If you've reunited with your birth family or birth child: was it different than you expected it to be? In what way? Your insights are appreciated! Thank you, -Spud :Chewie:

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Is the tide turning?
  • by Mommyof3ks Last comment: 10 minutes ago
  • I wonder how much of the perception that people want the bios to fail is just accepting reality that many will. In my state most families have some contact with the dept prior to removal, so removal is a last resort, and foster parents are a last resort only if family is not found which often means the bios have little to no support outside the drug or violence culture that they are a part of,...

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Sue Ellen Smith & Donnie Jay Gribble - (12 Jul 2014 12:02 AM)
I was born in 1972 to Sue Ellen Smith & Donnie Jay Gribble. I was told at age 26 by my Step-Mom that I have a brother! My Mother & I don't talk, haven't for years. So I called & confronted her with i...
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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