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