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Old 02-20-2013, 04:38 AM
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Safe Haven Baby

Hi all,
So excited brought home a 4 day old safe haven baby girl last night.... Can't hardly stand it & just had to share. She is too stinkin' cute...hope the next 30 days fly by.....
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3/22/11 2 month old B & her 15 month old brother C had them for 3.5wks RU w/aunt
6/4/11 newborn placed @ 4 days old FS current placement -he is 3YEARS OLD Case plan changed to adoption by US!
2/19/13 safe haven baby girl picked up from hospital @ 4 days old-her adoption was finalized on 9/20/13
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:53 PM
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Congrats! That is amazing!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:47 PM
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Really nice!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:08 AM
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Wow! Congrats!!!

I have been asking my RW since last May to update my home study and send it to Adoption Operations in hopes of being matched with an adoptive placement/safe haven baby.

I am happy for you!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:54 AM
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Thank you all-I really never thought it could or would happen! She is just amazing-sleeps 4+ hours at a clip during the night-happy happy baby. My FS is totally taken with her & wants to "help"-gets me the bottle, blanket etc. I am trying very hard to include him in everything as he was my one & only for over 20 months-don't want him to feel slighted..thanks again
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First placement 10/12/10 7wk twins R & A -RU w/bio dad 10/15/10
11/15/10 preemie A had her for 31 days RU bio Mom 12/16/10
1/14/11 16 month old S WILD CHILD! for 5wks-RU gma
3/22/11 2 month old B & her 15 month old brother C had them for 3.5wks RU w/aunt
6/4/11 newborn placed @ 4 days old FS current placement -he is 3YEARS OLD Case plan changed to adoption by US!
2/19/13 safe haven baby girl picked up from hospital @ 4 days old-her adoption was finalized on 9/20/13
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations! Our daughter was also a save haven baby. Hope you're getting some sleep with a newborn.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:45 PM
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Yay! How exciting!!! My daughter was a safe haven baby also, brought her home at 2 days old and finalized adoption when she was 8 mths old. Congratulations!
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:33 PM
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safe haven

Hi,
My husband and I just finished out homestudy and our officially certified through dyfs. I was wondering who you contact for safe haven babies?

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:43 AM
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There isn't a specific list for safe haven babies that I know of. They are relatively rare, though this past year there seems to have been more than there usually are. I don't know if you are just interested in fostering or adopting but you can specify to your worker that you want to just foster or just adopt (or both), and specify the ages that you are interested in. You should be placed on an adoption list, though I have no idea how this list works. We received our safe haven baby after previously fostering and adopting our first child. We changed our status to adoption only after our first child because we didn't want her to be negatively affected by foster children coming in and out of her life. Hope this help...
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:20 AM
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Thanks. We are on the adoption only list in Trenton and also through the are local dyfs office as
Foster to adopt. We have two boys 6 & 7 and I feel the same way you do about permanency. I have gotten a few
Calls but it is not what we have specified. I'm sure the call will come was your "call" through your local dyfs office or Trenton?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:33 AM
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Our call came from Trenton-this baby wasn't in our county. I am not sure what the typical protocol is-but what we were told is they do a system search based on what info they have for the baby, print out the home studies, review them individually then as a group to "score" them in order to make a decision. We where one of five families being considered. Also when they call you have to give an answer right then-either you are or aren't interested so the adoption unit can move on in the process.. GL :-). Also I used to call Trenton adoption unit every 5-6 months to make sure they had us in the system etc...
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First placement 10/12/10 7wk twins R & A -RU w/bio dad 10/15/10
11/15/10 preemie A had her for 31 days RU bio Mom 12/16/10
1/14/11 16 month old S WILD CHILD! for 5wks-RU gma
3/22/11 2 month old B & her 15 month old brother C had them for 3.5wks RU w/aunt
6/4/11 newborn placed @ 4 days old FS current placement -he is 3YEARS OLD Case plan changed to adoption by US!
2/19/13 safe haven baby girl picked up from hospital @ 4 days old-her adoption was finalized on 9/20/13

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:32 PM
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Hi! First...congratulations!

Second...I am so curious as to how long you waited before getting your little one...how long was your info with adoption operations?

Thank you....and enjoy the baby!

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:35 AM
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Awesome. Thanks for the info. I will call too
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:06 AM
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Hi,
We have been foster parents for 2.5 yrs & our adoption paperwork has been with Trenton for about 2 yrs....
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First placement 10/12/10 7wk twins R & A -RU w/bio dad 10/15/10
11/15/10 preemie A had her for 31 days RU bio Mom 12/16/10
1/14/11 16 month old S WILD CHILD! for 5wks-RU gma
3/22/11 2 month old B & her 15 month old brother C had them for 3.5wks RU w/aunt
6/4/11 newborn placed @ 4 days old FS current placement -he is 3YEARS OLD Case plan changed to adoption by US!
2/19/13 safe haven baby girl picked up from hospital @ 4 days old-her adoption was finalized on 9/20/13
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:03 AM
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It's hard to estimate the time it will take. From the time we started fostering our first daughter to the time we were able to officially adopt her was 15 months (which is supposed to be very fast for foster-adopt though it didn't feel like it). Then we received our safe haven baby 8 months later. Before receiving her, we had also received a call saying we were one of a few families being considered for another safe haven baby. Because babies are so easy to place, they can take more things into consideration, like whether or not you can take time off from your job to bond with the new baby. I would say definitely keep in contact with your worker every couple of months.
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