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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By sbrinton
Hello,   I'm trying to figure out what to do...

Hello,
 
I'm trying to figure out what to do about formula for our baby girl. I'm having a hard time comparing the price, quality and nutrition of different types of formula. We'll need to use soy...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By sbrinton
My husband and I have an adopted daughter from...

My husband and I have an adopted daughter from Uganda. She's 7 months now. I've induced lactation and have been making most of the milk she needs since she was 5 months old (prior to that she was on...
Forum: UK   05-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By sbrinton
Hello, Where do you live near London? Or where...

Hello,
Where do you live near London? Or where would you want to live? And why?
 
My family will be moving to London in September 2012. My husband will be going to graduate school near Regent's...
Forum: UK   05-14-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By sbrinton
Wonder if anyone else will reply...   We're...

Wonder if anyone else will reply...
 
We're considering a relocation to London in about Septemer 2012. We have 5 kids who will then be 2, 4, 6, 6 and 8. We'll be looking for something reasonably...
Forum: Africa   05-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By sbrinton
We are in the process of adopting two girls from...

We are in the process of adopting two girls from Uganda. We've just finished one of the adoptions. We ended up bringing our three biological sons who are 2, 4 and 6 to Uganda with us for almost 6...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-14-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By sbrinton
I had read on the Dr. Sears page that with the...

I had read on the Dr. Sears page that with the addition of some supplements (daily multivitamin and omega 3s, sources of folic acid and iron), goats milk can be a good alternative to formula for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-14-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 27,206
Posted By sbrinton
Hi there! Is this thread still active?   I...

Hi there! Is this thread still active?
 
I could use some advice. We have adopted a baby girl from uganda. I was able to induce lactation and have been pumping and making all the milk she needs...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By sbrinton
I am currently in Uganda about to bring home our...

I am currently in Uganda about to bring home our 7 month old adopted daughter, Gabrielle. I have had her with me for two months. I was able to induce lactation and for the last two months she's been...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-22-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By sbrinton
Our family is finally about to adopt from...

Our family is finally about to adopt from Uganda!
 
I spent a lot of time in this forum over the year we were making the decision to adopt and then in the first couple months as we started our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,974
Posted By sbrinton
The recipe for F100 made with whole dried milk...

The recipe for F100 made with whole dried milk is 110 g whole dried milk, 50 g sugar, 30 g oil and 20 ml of an electrolyte/mineral solution with water added up to fill 1000 ml. We could not find a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,974
Posted By sbrinton
Hey Marci, I've been to the home where...

Hey Marci,
I've been to the home where your little man is being cared for. When we were there, I did not see any formula. They seemed to be feeding the babies powdered whole milk, but maybe we just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-13-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By sbrinton
When we first thought about adopting a child we...

When we first thought about adopting a child we special needs, we said we would be open to "correctable" hearing loss. One of our three sons had a moderate hearing loss on one side, so we thought we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By sbrinton
My husband and I are in the process of adopting...

My husband and I are in the process of adopting two little girls from Uganda. We're still trying to make sure we're ready to parent the older girl, Jane. She is nearly two, is HIV+ and is profoundly...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
  So sad
Views: 1,069
Posted By sbrinton
My husband and I have been in the process to...

My husband and I have been in the process to adopt from Uganda. We hada  referral for a little girl, Shaida, who was 16 months old. She was beautiful. She was born to a 19 year old woman who had...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-04-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By sbrinton
I wouldn't worry too much about the diapers. I...

I wouldn't worry too much about the diapers. I would use cloth part time if I were in your position, but not feel guilty about using disposibles at night or in the car.

I would think more...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-27-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By sbrinton
My husband and I have just gone through this....

My husband and I have just gone through this. Today we submitted our special needs "form" to our adoption agency. As a part of a homestudy for international adoption, you have to be very specific...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-27-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By sbrinton
So we decided we're officially open to adopting...

So we decided we're officially open to adopting a child who is HIV+. We also decided to look at the little girl's file.

She is now 16 months old. The director of the agency calls her Diamond,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By sbrinton
And yes, Melissa, if you get a chance, please...

And yes, Melissa, if you get a chance, please pass along any resources!!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By sbrinton
Melissa, thank you for your response. I took the...

Melissa, thank you for your response. I took the previous post with a grain of salt, knowing that her perspective on HIV adoption did not line up with what I've heard from many parents who have...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By sbrinton
We're not much for intuitives, but we're...

We're not much for intuitives, but we're definitely praying. We've known what was the right thing to do all along and I trust this will be the same...

It's just hard. Most families who have...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-12-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By sbrinton
We decided to use an agency in part because many...

We decided to use an agency in part because many of the orphanages who have done indy adoptions in the past are not currently accepting new families.

We also decided to use an agency because at...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By sbrinton
How do I join the facebook group?

How do I join the facebook group?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By sbrinton
Maybe we're in an unsual situation. We are the...

Maybe we're in an unsual situation. We are the first in a pilot program with our agency in Uganda. This means we are the first paper ready family and there are five orphanages working with the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By sbrinton
If you child does need an NG tube to catch up,...

If you child does need an NG tube to catch up, there is no reason you couldn't have an NG tube at home. It might take a few days for you to learn how to do it (to feel comfortable putting it in),...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By sbrinton
So my kindergartener came home today complaining...

So my kindergartener came home today complaining that another child from his class, R, has been mean to him.

It sounds like it has been going on since the beginning of the year and getting worse....
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