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Adult Adoptees    Find support and encouragement for issues concerning adult adoptees.
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  • End of a deep friendship
  • by blueflower45 Last comment: Today at 04:21 AM
  • Im a 27 year old guy,adopted, just come out of an on and off relationship with another guy. It was full of ups and downs. I found that I wanted to get close and then would do everything to break it off, like I couldn't believe it could be good. I was self destructive I think. I think also he might have been avoidant. I wonder how everyone gets through these times? Found myself calling, texting,...


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  • Question for Parents Considering Adoption For Baby
  • by GenericFosterParent Last comment: 27 Jul 2014 01:59 PM
  • Would you ever choose a family with four children to adopt your baby? I have three biological children, and then lost my husband to a motorcycle accident when the youngest was 13 months old. Then I remarried three years later, and we are unable to have any more bio children. We are in the process of adopting our long term foster daughter (she's been with us more than half of her life and is...


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Adoptive Parents    Before and after adopting, including stepparent adoption, those living outside the U.S., more...
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  • What would YOU do?
  • by wrking21 Last comment: 6 minutes ago
  • You've got valid concerns. I think you need to have an honest conversation with yourself/your family first. Do you want to adopt again? Are you okay adopting a 4 year old or older? Is being with her sibling full time what is best for your daughter? Does he have any special needs, behaviors etc. Once you answer these questions then yes I'd have an honest open conversation with ggma. I think if...


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International Adoption    Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, discuss concerns, share your stories, support, tips, more...
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  • by Alexismandyjr Last comment: Yesterday at 03:15 AM
  • Used her agency to adopt my oldest son from Guatemala in 2007. If you would like info PM me.


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Birth Parents    Birth Family support, unplanned pregnancy, open adoption, reuniting & more.
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  • Contact has stopped. What now?
  • by lynda152 Last comment: Today at 01:10 AM
  • Hoping to get some advice on this forum possibly from people who have been in a similar situation to mine. Adopted at 10 weeks, great loving adoptive parents Both have since passed away and in the meantime spent almost 10 years searching for my birthmom. When I did contact her by post, my cl received a message back saying No Contact. Managed to locate my half sister (5 years younger and living in the...


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Parenting    All-parent support, balancing work and family, discipline, understanding your child, more...
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  • Question for Parents Considering Adoption For Baby
  • by GenericFosterParent Last comment: 27 Jul 2014 01:59 PM
  • Would you ever choose a family with four children to adopt your baby? I have three biological children, and then lost my husband to a motorcycle accident when the youngest was 13 months old. Then I remarried three years later, and we are unable to have any more bio children. We are in the process of adopting our long term foster daughter (she's been with us more than half of her life and is...


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Community Center    For all touched by adoption: blog, stories, poetry, reviews, activism, tech support, more...
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  • Question for Parents Considering Adoption For Baby
  • by GenericFosterParent Last comment: 27 Jul 2014 01:59 PM
  • Would you ever choose a family with four children to adopt your baby? I have three biological children, and then lost my husband to a motorcycle accident when the youngest was 13 months old. Then I remarried three years later, and we are unable to have any more bio children. We are in the process of adopting our long term foster daughter (she's been with us more than half of her life and is...


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Search and Reunion    Adoption birthfamily and adoptee search messages, support, reunion stories, more...
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  • ISO Half-Brother, born 10/25/66 Bronx, NY
  • by dannyssister Last comment: Today at 08:26 AM
  • Hi thank you so much for your willingness to help. I am just beginning and still unsure of best way to go about it all. The only other info I have is that Joan's sister was Rhoda Bard and was believed to have married name of Pressler. Also believe that Joan was going to bring Daniel up Jewish. Not sure if there's a way to search Bronx mitzvah records. His mitzvah date would have been...


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Special Needs and Attachment    Adopting & parenting children with challenges: attachment, drug & alcohol exposure, ADHD, more...
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  • all grown up
  • by EdyDedd Last comment: Today at 08:29 AM
  • This is a bit complicated and may be too much to think about depending on his disabilities. But you could group these things together to simplify, e.g. 50% Household Expenses 20% Fixed expenses 20% Fun money 10% Savings


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Foster Care and Adoption    Becoming a foster parent, foster parenting, adopting foster children, subsidies, & more.
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  • Adoption Photolisting Progress...
  • by Sheena85 Last comment: 2 minutes ago
  • Then your stuck in this predicament...so you take more foster kids or not? Ah they told me it could take months...disappointing but that's foster care


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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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