Originally Posted by tweetybirds2
Thanks for all the leads so far, and also for the website and book recommendation.
I also have this fear that I will move and then the laws will change on me.
Now I want to compare how the homebirthing communities compare with the homeschooling laws.
I just wanna do what I want with my family without having to worry about the state interfering, is that to much to ask?
i personally find california a good place to be because its, in my opinion, a very forward thinking state with lots of open minded people. mind you, we do have our conservatives here too...they're everywhere unfortunately...but i live in the central valley and we have a LARGE community of attachment parents, homeschoolers, homebirthers....LOTS of non-mainstreamers, and i bump into more and more all the time. so in my opinion, california is a good place to be for many reasons...the people just tend to be very open minded and, lol, there's not many towns without health food stores, LOL. they don't call us a granola state for nothing! LOL!! although i hear that oregon and washington are pretty crunchy as well...and they have much better air then we do here in the central valley. but, well, we have a much cheaper cost of living...it all balances out. depends on what your personal priorities are. some people would probably hate california. i personally love it, there's so much diversity within the state and if i can get my husband to let go of the central valley (he's born and raised here)...there's an infinite amount of possibilities just within this one state....all climates and habitats and just so much to choose from. and as others pointed out, CA hs'ing laws are quite easy.
as far as conservative christian homeschooling groups...we have them here too, but we also have a large secular homeschooling community, so i'm sticking with them, lol.
just thought i'd let ya know how things are out here in california!
mommy to maeven, 4yrs, hospital c-section, and baelin, stillborn homebirth 4/17/04 due to rare genetic bone disorder (no reason to test for this since its rare and no family history...and not related, according to the coroner, to where he was born), EDD #3 7/05