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