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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-20-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I was nervous about it going in, but I'm pretty...

I was nervous about it going in, but I'm pretty much an open book, so I wasn't too worried.  We were not asked about our sex life.  That would have caught me off guard.  We were asked about how we...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-20-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Congratulations! That is a wonderful feeling.

Congratulations! That is a wonderful feeling.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I haven't been here in quite a while, but I just...

I haven't been here in quite a while, but I just wanted to tell Patti that I am so sorry that happened to you.  I'm an adoptive mom in an open adoption and I'm appalled that anyone would treat a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,887
Posted By WifeMomChiro
My DD is biological (and caucasian like my...

My DD is biological (and caucasian like my husband and myself) and my DS is adopted and biracial.  We get a lot of people assuming that my DD is adopted too.  I really don't mind talking about...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-30-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Congratulations! Your family looks so wonderful!

Congratulations! Your family looks so wonderful!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-30-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,887
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I also like to talk about adoption.  Of course,...

I also like to talk about adoption.  Of course, my son is still a baby, so as he gets older, we may not want to discuss it as much.
 
We did have to take him to the hospital a couple weeks ago and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I'm sorry.  That sounds awful. 

I'm sorry.  That sounds awful. 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By WifeMomChiro
There is a woman on the transracial board of...

There is a woman on the transracial board of adoption.com who has adopted Romani children and she talks about it a lot.  You may want to check in over there.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-20-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By WifeMomChiro
You've already got a lot of good advice.   I...

You've already got a lot of good advice.
 
I will add that our adoption agency made us get a doctor's letter stating that he was aware of our decision to not vaccinate and supported us in our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By WifeMomChiro
We haven't had visits yet in our OA because of...

We haven't had visits yet in our OA because of distance, but we talk on the phone and skype frequently.  Ironically, J doesn't really look like his birthparents right now.  He definitely doesn't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By WifeMomChiro
We just had to present our exemption form...

We just had to present our exemption form (religious) for the homestudy for our bio-dd.  However, for the post-placement visits we had to have a doctor's note saying that he approved of our decision...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By WifeMomChiro
That's exciting. I hope you have a short wait.

That's exciting. I hope you have a short wait.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Our timeline went something like this: June...

Our timeline went something like this:
June 2010- decided on adoption and started saving money
January 2011- started paperwork with agency
April 2011 - finished paperwork/homestudy/profile and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I had to have domperidone to induce lactation....

I had to have domperidone to induce lactation.  When I ran out of domperidone, I ran out of milk.  I breastfed my bio-dd for 3.5 years with no issue, but I have not been able to get a full supply...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,487
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I hope it all goes well.

I hope it all goes well.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-15-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I feel like congratulations are in order, but I...

I feel like congratulations are in order, but I do understand your mixed feelings.  We did not foster-adopt, but I do feel pain for J's birthfamily.  We maintain an open relationship and I do think...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-06-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By WifeMomChiro
With our agency, you had a small deposit (2K in...

With our agency, you had a small deposit (2K in our case) and the remainder was due at time of match.  All of those fees would roll over to the next match if our match fell through (this is part of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By WifeMomChiro
It really does vary quite a bit depending on...

It really does vary quite a bit depending on several factors. 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Absolutely possible.  We just adopted our son...

Absolutely possible.  We just adopted our son this summer.  Our cost was around $24K.  We will get the adoption tax credit next year, and that will really help obviously.  Good luck in your...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-24-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Congrats!   We did private infant adoption,...

Congrats!
 
We did private infant adoption, and I had lots of people ask when my shower was.  We never got it organized, but my friends and family have definitely shown us a lot of support and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-23-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By WifeMomChiro
She hasn't signed TPR and the baby is 7 months? ...

She hasn't signed TPR and the baby is 7 months?  That seems strange to me.  Are you working with a lawyer or agency?
 
I would not allow the birthmother to take the baby alone.  Before J's...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By WifeMomChiro
I have a friend who did this.  They adopted in...

I have a friend who did this.  They adopted in the Spring and moved across the country in July due to a job change.  It has worked out just fine for them thus far.  They are just really honest with...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-27-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Congratulations! Our babies were born very close...

Congratulations! Our babies were born very close to each other.  I'm so happy for you!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Welcome.  We just adopted our son through open...

Welcome.  We just adopted our son through open domestic adoption.  I hope you have a short wait.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,506
Posted By WifeMomChiro
Congrats! That will be so cool to maintain that...

Congrats! That will be so cool to maintain that contact over the years.  DS has two older biological siblings and we plan to maintain contact with them (although they live halfway across the...
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