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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By kellannolin
Gosh- with a 17 year old, that is even tougher...

Gosh- with a 17 year old, that is even tougher because developmentally they are going through a lot.  Is he in therapy?  Its a lot do deal with and talking to anybody in his life about his feelings...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By kellannolin
we are in the foster care system- I am not even...

we are in the foster care system- I am not even sure a lawyer for us would even be let into the courtroom- they would have no standing.
 
Right now the father is being uncooperative.  We are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-06-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By kellannolin
We don't know yet- he is supposed to be...

We don't know yet- he is supposed to be providing names to the department so they can homestudy them.  He has been a jerk through this process- he was contacted by the department twice when he...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-05-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By kellannolin
We have been fostering a wonderful little child...

We have been fostering a wonderful little child from birth for a year.  The bmom is for signing off on an open adoption- and has been for many months.  We are on board with her requests for contact...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By kellannolin
Yes- long story short, we had been waiting to...

Yes- long story short, we had been waiting to foster adopt for 2 years without a placement.  Not a single placement.  At that point, we decided to start looking at older kids in the 6-10 year old...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,223
Posted By kellannolin
People say this to me too.  We are currently...

People say this to me too.  We are currently fostering and hoping to adopt a little girl.  We are very honest with our extended families- how else do you explain a kid who, from their perspective,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,233
Posted By kellannolin
Thanks Smithie-  Sometimes everything just feels...

Thanks Smithie-  Sometimes everything just feels bad with this system.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,233
Posted By kellannolin
This foster to adopt thing is crazy- for the...

This foster to adopt thing is crazy- for the birds. It is really really hard to do.  We are fostering a little one whose mother can't pull it together and make it through rehab, but shows up for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,233
Posted By kellannolin
I can jump in as well.  We are a couple who is...

I can jump in as well.  We are a couple who is registered in the foster care system in our state as a preadoptive family- we are also trying to conceive.  After 2 1/2 YEARS we just got our first...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By kellannolin
We are feeling not hopeful.  The mother is...

We are feeling not hopeful.  The mother is working her plan.  While it is still early and there is significant drug addiction involved, we are not feeling hopeful about this.
 
Its a bummer- it is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-01-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By kellannolin
Well, the department's attorney told us not to...

Well, the department's attorney told us not to attend as the goal is reunification right now- concurrent planning is an internal label only, not a recognized legal one.  Our CW told us it is still...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-30-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By kellannolin
We have been fostering a beautiful baby for...

We have been fostering a beautiful baby for almost 2 months now in our home, plus 2 1/2 weeks in the hospital.  The baby went into custody at 5 days and was placed with us a few days later but...
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