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