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