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  • by RavenSong Last comment: 19 Mar 2015 06:08 PM
  • Raven, your (sarcastic) comment of dreaming of placing your firstborn reminded me of a recurring dream I had over the years of giving birth and placing another child. It happened after I had my other two children and probably was because I wanted more children and my husband didn't. Occasionally, I would wake confused and wonder how many children I had placed! One thing I learned long ago --...

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  • Home study 1-1 went wrong
  • by warriormama7 Last comment: Today at 11:58 AM
  • I would ask the home study worker if you can email her a document or resume with all of the documented information she needs for the home study, and ask her if she would like to speak on the phone or in person again to clarify any questions she may have. She most likely will go off the document/resume you provide, and just make sure you give her all the way back to the dates she is requesting ...

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  • Advice on independent adoptions in Ukraine
  • by sak9645 Last comment: Today at 03:17 PM
  • All adoptions in Ukraine are, technically, independent. Ukraines law prohibits foreign agencies from conducting adoptions. If you wish, you may have an agency help you get your dossier ready for submission, or have your agency link you up with drivers, guides, and so on. The agency cannot go with you to the Ukrainian government office where you look at books of available children and select...

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  • I want to find my mother!
  • by pierremichel.boulanger Last comment: Today at 12:05 PM
  • Hello everyone, I am still searching for my mother or for my family. Over the last decade and a half. I have found more information but I must admit that even now, with my mothers name in hand, the search continues. My mothers name is Julie Gravel from Haileybury Ontario. I believe she was living in Timmins at the time of my birth. She supposedly had sisters, one of which could have...

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  • how do we teach her to entertain herself?
  • by MelissaStevens3 Last comment: 28 Mar 2015 01:22 AM
  • Interviews and tests before deciding inspectors to get at least three forms, Mold Remediation Boca Raton company you choose, and whether it is your home, your health, and when it comes to protecting the health, rest assured that you made the right choice your family.

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  • by Dickons Last comment: 30 Mar 2015 01:05 PM
  • Type up your post then then select and copy it - then if goes poof - start a new post and hit paste and submit. They are working on a new forum (supposed to be replaced very soon) - in the mean time that is the work around fix - to basically having the page time-out for taking too long. I don't know what you are posting from but for me.... I select the post with my mouse Right click...

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

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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....
ISO Granddaughter - (20 Oct 2014 09:01 PM)
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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i have no idea if anyone will read this or see this but i just have so much on my mind i feel like this is the one way to maybe help me out my name is elizabeth and I'm 23. i was born on 11/25/1991...
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