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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-29-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Alvenchrst
Hello!   I have 16 month old foster/adoptive...

Hello!
 
I have 16 month old foster/adoptive twins that have been home for 4 months with a 2 month transition period before placement.  I feel like we are out of the initial placement really...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Alvenchrst
Hi everyone, A few months back I was...

Hi everyone,
A few months back I was experiencing depression so I saw a naturopath and I responded VERY well to high doses of vitamin D and a multivitamin.  They also did some testing and I'm a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Alvenchrst
Hi all!   Hubs and I are waiting for some...

Hi all!
 
Hubs and I are waiting for some foster children to be placed, could happen any day kind of thing.  Anyhow I'm trying to clear my life of as much extra things as possible for a season to...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-13-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By Alvenchrst
We are several hundred dollars below the...

We are several hundred dollars below the thirfty.  We spend about $400/month for a family of 5.  We don't eat a ton of meat, I cook almost everything from scratch, we don't do organic, we don't eat...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Alvenchrst
Just wanted to share, our homestudy is finally...

Just wanted to share, our homestudy is finally done, after 6 1/2 months! It's been 11 months since we started our training classes and paperwork, we did a LOT of waiting on our busy social worker,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By Alvenchrst
Thanks SO much for your input!

Thanks SO much for your input!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-14-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Alvenchrst
Count me in.  I'm 3 months into relactating for...

Count me in.  I'm 3 months into relactating for an adoption using these protocals: http://www.asklenore.info/breastfeeding/induced_lactation/gn_protocols.shtml so far it's working REALLY well, I've...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By Alvenchrst
I have a question for all you moms taking...

I have a question for all you moms taking domperidone.  I've been using the Newman protocals mentioned at askelenor for a few months and am supposed to be taking the dom 4 times a day (80mgs...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,437
Posted By Alvenchrst
I have a question, if you adopt a special needs...

I have a question, if you adopt a special needs child, as we are in the processes of doing, but there are some good chances we won't finalize in 2011, would that make the tax credit always...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-02-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Alvenchrst
Sounds like tactile defensiveness which is...

Sounds like tactile defensiveness which is associated with Sensory Processing Disorder. All three of my kids have SPD, but to varying degrees.  Not wanting to be messy or bothered or picky about...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By Alvenchrst
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any resources...

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any resources they can share with me on this topic.  Experience would be great too! 
 
I got the go ahead from our social worker to pursue foster/adoption nursing,...
Forum: Fertility   12-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By Alvenchrst
Funny question . . . my hubby had a vasectomy 2...

Funny question . . . my hubby had a vasectomy 2 years ago and now we are really far in the process to become foster/adoptive parents.  Strangest thing is I think I'm pregnant.  I know it could just...
Forum: Homebirth   12-11-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By Alvenchrst
Hi, I'm wondering if any of you have any...

Hi, I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions for a midwife in the Sacramento, California area? 
 
Anything I should look for in particular when searching?
 
Is a group of midwives better...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-01-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,496
Posted By Alvenchrst
A similar thing happened to us with our 3rd bio,...

A similar thing happened to us with our 3rd bio, we were half way (and a lot of money in) into the process to adopt from Vietnam when we were surprised by a pregnancy.

LOTS of people didn't get...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-01-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,237
Posted By Alvenchrst
We are in the same boat, looking to be open to...

We are in the same boat, looking to be open to HIV+. Much of the resources I've found have already been mentioned. I really hope our family is able to, we are just 2 short months away from having...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By Alvenchrst
Ditto, you don't need primer. My 4 year old is...

Ditto, you don't need primer. My 4 year old is half way through it and my 7 year old is half way through Alpha, definitely a good fit. They teach lots of cool tricks to remember addition problems....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By Alvenchrst
Almost all science will included theories on the...

Almost all science will included theories on the origin of our species. Even references to the age of something(i.e. 65 million), is rooted in a theory of how long it took for things to become the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Alvenchrst
Thanks for all the great replies! chloe, I...

Thanks for all the great replies!

chloe, I found a read your adoption story a few days ago, how WONDERFUL! What a great story, I'm so happy for you!

Ashley
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Alvenchrst
Laurel, thank you for your insight, it's...

Laurel, thank you for your insight, it's extremely helpful to me!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Alvenchrst
Quote: Originally Posted by RedOakMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedOakMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15498415)
For me it was definitely true, though at...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,919
Posted By Alvenchrst
What about the name Haven, since she was safely...

What about the name Haven, since she was safely surrender in a "safe haven"?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Alvenchrst
I'd LOVE to hear more adoptive mom's thoughts on...

I'd LOVE to hear more adoptive mom's thoughts on feeling "psychologically pregnant." http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-31-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Alvenchrst
Oh and I just noticed sagewinna, we're both in...

Oh and I just noticed sagewinna, we're both in Sacramento! I actually live in Elk Grove, nice to see someone close. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-31-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Alvenchrst
Quote: Originally Posted by sagewinna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sagewinna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15245012)
I didn't realize the fees were that much...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Alvenchrst
ditto to polliwog. We called 20 fost/adopt...

ditto to polliwog.

We called 20 fost/adopt agencies before settling on one and only one charged for the homestudy, the rest all were no cost. The most expensive part would probably be for...
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