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    Best of luck to you! It sounds like you neice is...

    Best of luck to you! It sounds like you neice is incredibly lucky to have you in her life!

    For what it's worth, as both an adoptee and an adoptive parent, I fully support being open and honest...
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    I think everyone freaks out over the homestudy :)...

    I think everyone freaks out over the homestudy :) I think I cleaned for 2 solid weeks, scrubbing grout with a toothbrush and even changing out framed pictures to make us look as "family friendly" as...
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    Hi Bailie! My DH and I STC for 7 years with 2...

    Hi Bailie! My DH and I STC for 7 years with 2 failed IVF attempts and we did the foster to adopt program with our state and are now very proud parents of a sibling set, my DS is 8 and my DD is 7. ...
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    Jennifer - even with the 40 hours of classes, we...

    Jennifer - even with the 40 hours of classes, we didn't touch nearly enough information on foster care and adoption - I think I could still use classes daily :laugh:

    But, our agency and our social...
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    I just had to respond, because I think that is an...

    I just had to respond, because I think that is an amazing thing to hold on to! I was adopted as an infant and when I became a crazy teenager my parents gave me 2 pictures of my birthmother to help...
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    Congratulations! What an amazing story!

    Congratulations! What an amazing story!
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    I'll echo those comments! DH and I TTC for 7...

    I'll echo those comments! DH and I TTC for 7 years, including multiple rounds of Clomid, Femara, IUI's and IVF. Our first IVF ended in the loss of twin girls at 20 weeks and our 2nd IVF ended up in...
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    I'm so sorry that there wasn't more preparation...

    I'm so sorry that there wasn't more preparation to help you prior to licensing. We had 40 hours of training broken up over 3 weeks and we talked about all aspects of fostering and adoption. But,...
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    Big hugs! :hugs: I know I struggled a lot...

    Big hugs! :hugs:

    I know I struggled a lot with people who really don't understand the emotions of foster care and/or adoption and had to really struggle to put their insensitive comments to the...
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    I definitely understand the desire for your...

    I definitely understand the desire for your feelings to be taken a little more seriously - hopefully the social worker can provide a little more guidance on what to expect. I'm sure the sense of the...
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    Thinking of you and hoping you were able to...

    Thinking of you and hoping you were able to connect with the social worker!
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    Thanks all - I have an appointment with the pedi...

    Thanks all - I have an appointment with the pedi just to have them check it out, but hopefully it's just a result of the delayed PT. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't over-reacting :)
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    I think it depends on the state and case about...

    I think it depends on the state and case about how fast the petitions are decided upon. Knowing that they already have a licensed foster care family in place I could see them taking longer to make...
  14. I wanted to add that it appears that you have a...

    I wanted to add that it appears that you have a pro-adoption household and all the kids are aware of the importance of adoption and probably more sensitive and can help reassure him as he grows. We...
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    Moms of Boys

    I'm curious if this is typical boy behavior, or if there is an underlying issue.

    DS turned 7 in September. We adopted him and his sister and they met them in Jan 2012 and moved them in...
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    This process can be so overwhelming. Please make...

    This process can be so overwhelming. Please make sure to use the support resources that should be available to you as a foster parent. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to your social worker - she...
  17. I think if he is excited about it, then go for...

    I think if he is excited about it, then go for it!

    When we adopted our boys name was Maximas and we legally shortened it to Max at his request (he was 6 at the time) and we let him help pick his...
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    I grew up going to year-round school and both of...

    I grew up going to year-round school and both of my kids are in it now and we love it. We have a 4 track year round system, most of the tracks are 9 weeks in/3 weeks out of school and there is a 2...
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    Congratulations! What an amazing story!

    Congratulations! What an amazing story!
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    We were only required to have the bed - not even...

    We were only required to have the bed - not even sheets or anything and that is only because our state grants licenses based on the number of beds in a home. And our first home visit was so...
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    Sticky: Three years ago today....

    Three years ago today I said hello and goodbye to my beautiful twin daughters. Although time has helped me learn to live with the loss, there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of them. ...
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