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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By vermonttaylors
both my kids asked by the time they were 4. It...

both my kids asked by the time they were 4. It is an open topic in our house. Unfortunately it may only be a possiblility for ds1 as dd's birth-mom can't be found. Also, our youngest was dropped off...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-11-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By vermonttaylors
Thanks guys. It's good to have a little more...

Thanks guys. It's good to have a little more time to check in here.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By vermonttaylors
Hi guys. I have been taking a little break,...

Hi guys. I have been taking a little break, getting used to being a family of 5 and generally enjoying our new baby, Noah, who we picked up in July....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-09-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By vermonttaylors
I know what the OP means. I have felt judgement...

I know what the OP means. I have felt judgement from other families who have adopted transracially that felt like we were not as commited or as "good" (not exactly the word I am looking for, it...
Forum: Television   09-19-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 8,748
Posted By vermonttaylors
I liked Kenley a lot in the beginning, but less...

I liked Kenley a lot in the beginning, but less and less with each passing week. She actually laughed at Joe as he was being critiqued last night, which is just uncalled for....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-14-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 80,689
Posted By vermonttaylors
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere over the...

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world" medley.

A total tear jerker.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,621
Posted By vermonttaylors
Our kids have a bed (full size futon on a frame)...

Our kids have a bed (full size futon on a frame) in our room about 2 feet from our bed, so the two older kids (4 1/2 & 3 3/4) sleep on that and the baby is with us. Although one or both of the older...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-17-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By vermonttaylors
That is AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations!...

That is AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif: http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif:
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-16-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,964
Posted By vermonttaylors
Have a wonderful, fun and safe...

Have a wonderful, fun and safe...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-13-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,964
Posted By vermonttaylors
Wooooooohooooooooooo!!!!!!! That is so...

Wooooooohooooooooooo!!!!!!! That is so...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By vermonttaylors
I got a minute to start posting about our trip....

I got a minute to start posting about our trip. There will be more soon, but it's a start!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Link is in my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Thanks!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smi...

Thanks!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/tiphat.gif:
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
MADE...

MADE IT!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

Every single one of our flights was late but we got to Burlington at about 11:30pm and walked off the plane to the amazing sight...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-31-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,964
Posted By vermonttaylors
Yay!!! I will keep my fingers crossed that your...

Yay!!! I will keep my fingers crossed that your travel call comes soon!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-31-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
We are leaving in the morning to come...

We are leaving in the morning to come home!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: We have all his paperwork, visa, adorable Kyrgyz passport, everything.

We have been caught up...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-26-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Hey guys, sorry about the silence. The...

Hey guys,

sorry about the silence. The internet connection here is so slow and frequently disrupted that uploading to our website will not be happening.

But, I am holding a sleeping baby Noah...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By vermonttaylors
I think the fact that you are so carefully...

I think the fact that you are so carefully thinking through this speaks to who you are as a person and the kind of mom you would be to a child of a different culture.

My 2 are central asian (as...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 18,705
Posted By vermonttaylors
OK, where to start. First, you are...

OK, where to start.

First, you are freaking' AMAZING!!!!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif Seriously? Another 92??? When, how, are you finding the time to study? You...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Thanks mamas! Yes we will have internet and...

Thanks mamas!

Yes we will have internet and e-mailing and uploading pics is easy that way. I will also be posting on our website daily. If it is too slow from Kyrgyzstan, I will e-mail the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-15-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Nope, same guy, the head judge and the only one...

Nope, same guy, the head judge and the only one who can sign the papers. Evidentally he was going to be in Bishkek for 2 days and his wife was able to pass along the message from our coordinator and...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   07-15-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By vermonttaylors
A lot of muslim countries (and other poorer...

A lot of muslim countries (and other poorer countries in general) are making a real push towards domestic adoption. It is really wonderful to see.

Thanks for posting this. I love to read about...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,962
Posted By vermonttaylors
I think they are mostly made, but people do seem...

I think they are mostly made, but people do seem to be born with preferences for certain things and aversions towards others. I WISH I liked raw tomatoes, but they make me gag. DS doesn't like black...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By vermonttaylors
Um....no! We try to keep the toys coralled in...

Um....no! We try to keep the toys coralled in the kids' rooms and the play area, but the children are welcome anywhere in the house and can bring toys into any room. When they are done, we just help...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-14-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Quote: Originally Posted by SpringRain...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpringRain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11691056)
OMG APRIL!! Hooray!!!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-14-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By vermonttaylors
Woohooo!...

Woohooo! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: The in-country coordinator found the judge, he signed his ruling making it irreversable and we are good to go and pick up Noah!

We...
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