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