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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • Just need an adoptees perspective
  • by BMTexas Last comment: Today at 12:45 PM
  • Yes, and it makes me so mad at myself for ruining everything for her. I'm just sick over it. I think I'm just going to take myself off facebook and just leave her alone for the rest of my life. I have tried to talk to her but now she's not responding. Perhaps she can reunite with my mom and her brothers and sisters. It just makes me sick but I have to move on from this and get on with my...

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  • Wife and I looking for Info for Private Adoptions
  • by adoptionadmin Last comment: 12 Sep 2014 04:28 PM
  • Hello mightymousebq! I can't answer all of your questions about adoption, but I wanted to let you know about a new feature that we have added to I think it will be a great resource for you as you are searching for an adoption professional. Our new feature is located at It works kind of like Yelp. There is a list of adoption service providers in each state...

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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • RANT: text access, looking for someone whose btdt
  • by MnFamily Last comment: Today at 03:08 PM
  • Wow... I am glad you were able to stop this unannounced visit especially as you said if the GF is the one with the ideas when/if the separate he will probably fade into the background of your DD's life once more. Nothing worse than letting her get her hopes up of having a more active relationship then to have it disappear without explanation

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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • Bring child home options
  • by sak9645 Last comment: 12 Sep 2014 03:48 PM
  • I will PM you the name of the lawyer I mentioned. I hate to say it, but many people on this board have waited five or six years to adopt through the normal NSN process. And others on this board have decided to switch to the SN process, but had a significant wait till they found a child they could parent, and then a wait to bring him/her home. Still others left this board because they did not...

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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 belleinblue1978 Last comment: Today at 03:04 PM
  • Well since I started the thread, I'll have a go. After ten years of feeling like I was proving myself, I've taken Kiddo three different times places by myself this summer. I don't think that people realize that open adoption isn't always what everyone in the first family wants. Holy smokes I got into a blow out with my family this summer. It's fixed, but whew it was ugly.

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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • Can't Decide Whether Or Not To Keep My Son
  • by forevergrace Last comment: 05 Sep 2014 09:16 PM
  • Oh my goodness dear I am so sorry to hear your struggles. I was a single mom with 3 children and often felt I wouldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I worked 3 jobs attended colleges classes and had just a small amount of quality time to be with my kid's. I remarried and had 2 more children, he left when the youngest was 1 and then I found myself with 5 children as a single mom on a...

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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • new GPS us
  • by longtwo Last comment: Today at 03:15 AM
  • Today we live in a high technology world, many high technology devices help us to live better. Amoung them is the GPS sysem. There are too many GPS devices around us in our daily lives, you may have no idea but it is a true thing that we have been spied all the time. To solve this problem and protect us, we need GPS jammer. The GPS devices give us convenient lives and help us a lot with its...

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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • adult adoptee born June 23,1988 poteau OK
  • by lacey23 Last comment: 21 minutes ago
  • My adoptive mother is terminal and doesn't have much info that she can remember. The internet is my only outlet... I cant afford a trip to my birth town or the ridiculous fees from DHS... poteau is tiny town.... im sure someone would know something if the right person saw any of my posts on any of these websites.

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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • Does anyone have a relationship with their adopted child........
  • by just-breathe Last comment: Today at 09:55 AM
  • I know that a part of the struggle for me comes from my anger at my kids' mom. She has accused me and DH of the most heinous acts you can imagine anyone could ever do to a child and we were investigated for nearly all of the accusations. It changed who I am as a person. Truly, at my core. I can acknowledge that if she hadn't made mistakes, I wouldn't have my kids. BUT, because she made severe...

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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • And then everything falls apart again
  • by digmykids Last comment: 4 minutes ago
  • YIKES! Glad they are keeping her and hope you go home for some rest and down time. I've got a semi raging FS3 right now. He's gonna blow out of our home I'm thinking. I will NOT engage a child physically if they are older at all unless (as you stated) they are harming another person or pet. this chick learned her lesson once and that's all it took! You handled that with great character! And...

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this is really difficult. I didn't think the process would be this hard! but I found my biofamily. no one really wants to get to know me accept my sister and her family. (who are AMAZING) I was even t...
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...
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