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