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