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  1. From Foster Care to Adoption Research Study
  2. Kinship Care Home Study in Texas
  3. Newbie here
  4. Reading material, advice
  5. Do foster parents in your state make money by fostering?
  6. International adoption?
  7. Relinquishing Custody to Foster Care
  8. How to help a 1.5 y.o. to transition to new home?
  9. Foster Care Parents Bill of Rights Act Project
  10. Adding teens to a family with an infant?
  11. old timer looking for support
  12. Can a nonbiological child be added to my lease if I have subsidized housing?
  13. Kinship Caregiver in Texas in need of help about visitations
  14. New Foster Parent with a question.
  15. When bio family no longer wants contact, but adoptive DD does
  16. Family Choices Study
  17. Can you help?
  18. Adjustment to Parenting
  19. State won't grant subsidy and threatened to take the kids!
  20. Foster Care books
  21. How likely to adopt?
  22. Ideas for birth mom letter
  23. petition to limit # of times kids can be sent back to abusive parents
  24. Any of you guys blogging?
  25. How to answer the question - How many kids do you have?
  26. Private fostering? Going to raise my cousin's baby for ~2yrs - any advice?
  27. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
  28. gift basket for new parents
  29. Considering Adoption
  30. Just need to talk to someone...
  31. Need attachment help to keep our fost-adopt family together
  32. Pretty funny: If you wouldn't say it about a boob job, don't say it about adoption.....
  33. Curious about the process
  34. Frustrations with Child not wanting to follow rules
  35. New **looking for referrals/experiences foster to adopt Houston Tx
  36. Fostering Preschoolers.
  37. ReMoved (short movie)
  38. Looking to adopt at some point
  39. ONLY 20 MORE RESPONSES NEEDED - Adoptive & Foster Parents: I want your opinion on family diversity in children's advertising
  40. Excited!!!
  41. How did you choose?
  42. Intercountry adoption cost breakdown?
  43. Adopting with young biological kids
  44. Adopting from China with history of Psych Ward stay?
  45. Question about current children
  46. 2014 thread adoption thread
  47. Fantastic Article about Post-Adoption Blues and Depression
  48. PTSD/RAD survey
  49. Naming Question
  50. TN - Foster Care & No Vax
  51. Relationships with Birth parents?
  52. inducing lcatation for adoptive baby
  53. LA Birthmothers Meetup!
  54. Adoption/Foster/Starting Out Chit Chatty Thread Extravaganza 2014
  55. international adoption and vaccination
  56. Spacing between adopted children
  57. Spacing between adopted children
  58. Does a bottle ring exist for using standard nipples with wide neck bottles?
  59. Adoption Annual conference
  60. Is there any foster adopt families out there from Idaho?
  61. parent health / work status and adoption
  62. Can an (relatively) older child be AP'ed?
  63. BF and Fostering?
  64. adopted a Special Needs boy age 15
  65. Need advice. Moving to another state with foster kids.
  66. Step Parent Adoption
  67. desperately searching for my son
  68. To the Los Angeles County area Lurkers.
  69. Can I get guardianship or custody of my younger cousins?
  70. Foster mom thinking of adopting
  71. DHS Retailiation against foster parents - myth or reality?
  72. Just want a break....
  73. what exactly is a Home Study?
  74. Im lost!
  75. Babywearing is for foster and adoptive parents too! Check out the contest
  76. question about foster/adopt
  77. Have you seen this video yet? what do you think?
  78. Adopting a teen?
  79. Did you see this??
  80. I don't know if I can do this anymore.
  81. Hello- Planning to Foster
  82. Fears about adopting after having a biological child...
  83. Having a biological child after adoption
  84. What do you tell an adopted foster child?
  85. Is it ever a good idea to separate siblings?
  86. Not Sure I Can (or Should) Do It
  87. First foster placement - Need support/encouragment
  88. Foster/Adopt need advice PLEASE!!!
  89. Anyone else have a kid with RAD?
  90. My adopted son went back to his bio family.
  91. infertility research opportunity
  92. Adoptive breastfeeding of child from Ethiopia story
  93. new with questions about fostering and foster to adopt
  94. Nice adoption article Shonda Rhimes "How Adoption Changed Me"
  95. Questions about relative adoption in NC
  96. Step parent adoption home study
  97. Nia Vardalos "Instant Adoption"
  98. infertility research opportunity
  99. Finalized!
  100. Looking for book ideas for children, what are your kids favorites?
  101. Formula feeding
  102. Is is possible for older parents without much money to adopt?
  103. Hosting an Eastern European Orphan
  104. When your child's birthmom parents, then places, then parents again
  105. Fear and frustration
  106. Advice for a Foster Family
  107. Will this exclude us?
  108. help answer a few AP adoption questions?
  109. when im 18 can i adopt my 13 yr old sister
  110. New guardian in seek of advice...
  111. Don't know what to do with 16 month old
  112. Nursing an adopted infant
  113. Finding the right family...
  114. Trying to Adopt/Foster 2013 Chat Thread.
  115. Finalized!
  116. Is the situation with Russia and the adoption ban affecting anyone here?
  117. Finalized
  118. Where are the stickies???
  119. tell me about the home study? why do some call it "invasive"
  120. Other foster families what have you done re: setting up a room that might not be used for a long time
  121. who has a great adoption via foster care blog to share (or one they love)
  122. opinions and thoughts please? reading list...
  123. How NOT To Drop The 'A Bomb' (The 3 Minute Adoption Etiquette Guide)
  124. foster parents best use of time before training? (books, etc)
  125. i know i posted this before -- but -- any foster families in Missiouri
  126. Holding food in mouth...
  127. Foster a young girl from Afghanistan
  128. International adoption into a non-vax family...medical records...small home...
  129. Transracial adoption resources?
  130. Adopting my foster-neice.
  131. Just wanted to stop in...
  132. Would you foster in our situation?
  133. Age Limits to Adoption
  134. Adoption gift ideas?
  135. Extended family(grandparents ect..) have bonding issues with non-blood children??
  136. Scared and a little frustrated
  137. Potential match, potential special needs
  138. Dedicated to these selfless people
  139. therapeutic foster care
  140. Open to adopting this unborn to another mama/family...what is possible?
  141. Finally going to be parents! but question...
  142. We finalized our adoption yesterday!
  143. this adoption forum so good,thanks
  144. Foster Adopt, Down Syndrome, and other special needs question
  145. Military Family Looking for info on Adopting in Florida
  146. On the topic of annoying things people say to adoptive parents
  147. Thank you for you help
  148. Thank you for this site.
  149. Teenage Open Adoption Issues
  150. Adopt Domestically, Internationally, or Have another kid. I'm really torn...
  151. How adoption is portrayed in books (about animals) ... does it make you uncomfortable?
  152. Adoption agencies that are ok with us conceiving while adopting?
  153. Upsetting adoption situation in my family (favoritism, detachment)
  154. Teen adoption/foster success story
  155. adoption of grandson in state facility put in by dcfs from foster home
  156. Should I switch to county?
  157. Adoption and choosing the sex of your child
  158. Can child be placed in a foster home before licensing is completed?
  159. Fostering newborns unearths strong emotions about biology
  160. Potentially excited
  161. First placement? What am I getting myself in to?
  162. Loss in an adopted newborn
  163. Agencies that charge at match
  164. seperation anxiety
  165. Foster Parents -- How Much Do You Worry?
  166. TTA (trying to adopt) Chat Thread
  167. Trauma/Loss in an adopted newborn - Update!
  168. Experienced Foster Mamas: Do you take 'breaks' from fostering? How do you do it?
  169. GLBT Foster Care Adoption
  170. what is the real deal about fostering to adopt?
  171. Party to celebrate son's adoption?
  172. Resources for parenting troubled kids who are NOT RAD
  173. How Can I Approach a Mom About Giving Us Custody? LONG!!
  174. Adopting as a Christian.
  175. 3 beautiful waiting kids in Uganda...
  176. When do you start inducing lactation?
  177. Potty Issues
  178. Is there a good resource for dealing with "sibling" rivalry between foster kids?
  179. Questions about childcare and foster adoption
  180. Employment history concerns with fostering
  181. Our Newest Addition
  182. Breast feeding your adopted newborn?
  183. choosing an agency (IA)
  184. Placement Question: Siblings together vs. granparent placement?
  185. Concerned about foster sons eatting habits
  186. House Rule Changes for Soon-to-Foster family?
  187. Gender preference adoption issues
  188. IA vs foster-to-opt for "older" child (not that old, like pre-school) how did you choose?
  189. foster parents in need of help with four year old foster child
  190. Should we be hopeful?
  191. Waiting - how do you endure?
  192. Will taking in my nieces ruin my daughter's life?
  193. Talking to my 4 year old.
  194. Are these my kids?
  195. Happy Mother's Day
  196. A Mother's Day Love Letter to Women Waiting to Adopt
  197. temporary custody of my neice
  198. foster parents uncertain of next legal steps
  199. Withdrawal and infant recovery tips?
  200. Adoption and delayed vaxes
  201. Excellent blog about child trafficking in international adoption
  202. Is Foster Parenting possible while house-sharing?
  203. Developmental concerns
  204. How long can a baby remember a caregiver?
  205. heyy
  206. Moving forward.
  207. open adoption of special needs child, 20+ years later.
  208. Balancing food issues with health concerns....
  209. need an emergency response
  210. DO I HAVE ENOUGH STANDING TO FILE FOR ADOPTION
  211. i need help or advice someone help
  212. Uganda Adoption Process?
  213. First time foster parents with a few questions...
  214. Help With Custody Of Stepson, No Negative comments, Or Attacks I'll Report and block
  215. sister's baby
  216. Ridiculous
  217. Dani's Story
  218. What questions do I need to ask?
  219. I'v been getting a lot of "You're not my real mom" from my 6 yr old
  220. Advice on messed up situation
  221. She's Home!!!
  222. Birthmother missed our visit : (
  223. First foster placement!
  224. Effect on my adopted daughter of me contacting my bio family
  225. North Carolina adoption from foster care question
  226. Thinking about Adoption
  227. Court hearings; do you go?
  228. Toured a school, bio relatives of BOTH my adopted sons there!
  229. Inducing lactation
  230. When do you prepare for a foster child?
  231. New here
  232. Fear of the Future?
  233. Advice for head banging and self injury.
  234. Open adoption is killing me. :(
  235. New to foster, let the q's begin!
  236. Why do people prefer out-of-country adoptions to going through foster care?
  237. Anyone know about adoptions from the Czech Republic?
  238. adopting and attachment
  239. How do you find adoption professionals?
  240. TTA (trying to adopt) Chat Thread
  241. If You Adopted A Baby With Downs
  242. Need new strategies on how to shut down the adoption conversation with other adults
  243. Adoption hearing is set...
  244. question for those IN an open adoption relationship on dynamics
  245. For those with infertility issues.....
  246. Weird newbie questions...
  247. Adoptive Breastfeeding
  248. Sisters aged 7 & 11 in need of forever family!
  249. The Wait ...
  250. Adoption Questions.... agency vs. lawyer, etc.