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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • Need Another Adoptee's Advice--Struggling
  • by belleinblue1978 Last comment: Today at 02:44 PM
  • Caroline, I'm adopted and a mother of origin and twice your age, so I've been down an interesting road with adoption. When I was about 13 I found out a lot of stuff about my mother and siblings. My mother placed me because our father died while she was pregnant with me. I have four older brothers and an older sister. Our parents were married. My mother is actually older than my mom and dad....

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  • PA Adoption Help
  • by LockerNo333 Last comment: 26 Jan 2015 08:42 AM
  • Hi All, My husband and I are from PA, and we are looking to adopt. I am trying to keep this short, otherwise I will write way too much. I have a slight question about the PA infant adoption policy, and I was hoping someone in PA could assist me. Q1 - If I live in PA, can I adopt from a different state? Q2 - If I can adopt from another state, how do the laws work? Does the agency I go...

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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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  • Depression and Adoption approval???
  • by JenniferWatson Last comment: Yesterday at 03:38 PM
  • Were you able to adopt from Ukraine with the diagnosis of depression after all? I see the post is a few years old. We are meeting with a home study agent next week and I just saw something today online to indicate that if I take medication for anxiety or depression I wouldn't be eligible to adopt.

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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • Need Birth Mother Advice?
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: Today at 11:59 AM
  • I just lost my message I had written. I forgot my own advice to "copy it first". So annoying- I empathize with everyone who experiences this Anyways... I was just saying that I love everyone on the forums and how you all show so much care and have great advice! cb221b, in admitting you don't have the maturity to deal with possible outcomes of reunion right now, and being able to...

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • how do we teach her to entertain herself?
  • by wcurry66 Last comment: 26 Jan 2015 08:28 AM
  • ah yes.. btdt. and i agree with pp. i spent so much time feeling trapped, fighting the request to play with stupid polly pockets, and shutting down fast forward 5 years.. my awesome dd CAN self entertain - she spends too much time locked in her room. (ah.. tweens ;) ) i wish i could go back in time and redirect her to cook, clean, color I totally get how frustrating it can to have...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Do You Have An Amazing Adoption Story To Tell?
  • by tomctvc Last comment: Today at 04:11 AM
  • CTVC are currently developing a brand new television show for a major international network that will feature amazing and heart warming stories of people who, for various reasons, have been separated from a loved one in the precious first hours, days or weeks of one or both of their lives but who have later been reunited. Whether you were abandoned as a baby, switched at birth or youre...

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • Anyone adopted through Homestead in FW, Tx
  • by jdgreen35 Last comment: Today at 10:27 AM
  • Quote: Originally Posted by ranum I was at Homestead in 67 and am looking for my son. I have found out that they changed Bdays on the adoptions to make it hard to find anyone. If you have any info please let me know. I am a male who was born in 1967. My birth-mother was at Homestead and I was adopted thru that agency. I am new to this site and I only say this today,...

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Question from a frustrated Aunt
  • by murphypatrick12 Last comment: 25 Jan 2015 01:17 PM
  • It is because the child will try to push the primary parent away by forming quick and superficial bonds with others. By blocking this from happening the child is forced to rely on the parent. They learn that they can count on and trust that the parent will provide and be trustworthy. This rule also prevents others from reinforcing the child's attempts to go to others rather that the parent. Your...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Thursdays are stressful
  • by dizzilee Last comment: 52 minutes ago
  • What is it with Thursdays? Our visits were always scheduled on Thursdays too, right after school with five children coming from 3 different schools. Coincidentally, Thursday was often the day that birth mom had a migraine, was sick, or had no transportation but called to cancel only hours before the visit after the Fps had already had all their transportation plans arranged. One week she had...

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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...
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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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