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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,776
Posted By mamalemon
You already have wonderful suggestions and I am...

You already have wonderful suggestions and I am glad to see you are feeling better already. I thought I would share some things that help me with bonding, though.
 
1. Taking photographs of my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By mamalemon
You have lots of great advice already, but I...

You have lots of great advice already, but I want to add a bit that I learned recently.
Our foster baby came to us without knowing how to fall asleep while being held and he was a pro at holding...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By mamalemon
My goodness, you sensitive boy sounds just like...

My goodness, you sensitive boy sounds just like my DS1!

I have a few suggestions:

1. Don't judge a school before you see it. Schools are all created very differently. Explore your charter...
Forum: Montessori   08-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By mamalemon
While I do not believe at all that Montessori is...

While I do not believe at all that Montessori is a draw for children with special needs, I do think that it is a great fit. It is a great fit for ALL kids of varying needs and abilities because they...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-10-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By mamalemon
Oh yes, did I ever! What was especially...

Oh yes, did I ever! What was especially interesting was that DH shared a lot of the "symptoms" with me. DH had recurring dreams about twins (yikes!) and I did a lot of preparation/nesting. You know...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,761
Posted By mamalemon
Hi there. Our son came to us the same way....

Hi there.

Our son came to us the same way. His name was AB34-(the hospital where he was born). We changed his name right away. Later, during court proceedings, the judge asked us what we call him...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-12-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By mamalemon
We are nearing our adoption finalization date...

We are nearing our adoption finalization date (foster-adopt of safely surrendered baby, no 7 months old) and are planning a party at the park with our friends, family, and the social workers that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-13-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By mamalemon
Quote: Originally Posted by lamamax3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamamax3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14668689)
I'd like to know how they manage to adopt at...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-11-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By mamalemon
Let your adoption worker know that permanency is...

Let your adoption worker know that permanency is your #1 priority when matching. Our worker specifically asked us for our top three most important considerations for a child and our #1 was...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-11-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By mamalemon
Hijack: Whistler, you got a placement?!...

Hijack: Whistler, you got a placement?! Wonderful! Did you post your story somewhere?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-12-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By mamalemon
Quote: Originally Posted by BeckC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeckC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14369395)
Congratulations!!! He's such a cutie!!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By mamalemon
Quote: Originally Posted by SubliminalDarkness...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SubliminalDarkness http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14369397)
How tremendously exciting!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-11-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By mamalemon
We had our last homestudy interview on Tuesday...

We had our last homestudy interview on Tuesday and got the call on Thursday to pick up our baby! He was born 2 days before and was safely surrendered at birth. He has a positive tox screen for...
Forum: Family Safety   09-10-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By mamalemon
Thanks, guys! I think we will just spring for...

Thanks, guys! I think we will just spring for the bucket for a few months. I was having a hard time imagining a tiny baby in a big old Britax anway....
Forum: Family Safety   09-10-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By mamalemon
I would like to put our baby-to-be in a Marathon...

I would like to put our baby-to-be in a Marathon instead of buying an infant seat like we did with our other kids. We never carry babies in the seat and we don't use a travel system, so it seems...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By mamalemon
Are you totally ready to give up on...

Are you totally ready to give up on foster-adopting? I am in CA too and I know how bad things have gotten with the budget cuts. The social workers are so bogged down with cases that it is hard for...
Forum: Montessori   08-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By mamalemon
My son had Plateau slippers and we loved them! ...

My son had Plateau slippers and we loved them!
http://www.plateauproducts.com/index.html
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-19-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By mamalemon
We aren't foster parents yet but I'm hearing...

We aren't foster parents yet but I'm hearing this already. I recently began volunteering at the crisis nursery here and I hear variations about how it would "rip their heart out" and "how do I let...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By mamalemon
I have a 4 and 2 year old boy-girl pair. My kids...

I have a 4 and 2 year old boy-girl pair. My kids get along extremely well with only minor squabble that they are pretty good at working out themselves. They nurture each other and are best buddies....
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By mamalemon
I love it! That is so creative! DS really...

I love it! That is so creative!

DS really wants a parachute. I am scared to death that he is going to try to use it realistically if I fashion one for him. He used to want a witch's brook and...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By mamalemon
How old is your son? I have a puzzler too that...

How old is your son? I have a puzzler too that is 4 and here are some of our favorites:
Blokus...
Forum: Parenting   08-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By mamalemon
We had a Maclaren side by side with an infant...

We had a Maclaren side by side with an infant and a two year old and it worked fine -no problem with weight differences at all.
Forum: Family Safety   08-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By mamalemon
We have three stories and two staircases and No...

We have three stories and two staircases and No permanent gates. I have a tension gate that I keep on each floor and I put it up if I am busy on that floor and can't watch the baby (although my kids...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-03-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By mamalemon
I have a registry too....

I have a registry too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

I am making lot of things for the baby - a quilt (we had a party where our friends and family came and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-03-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By mamalemon
Thank you, everyone for you support and...

Thank you, everyone for you support and suggestions.

I have been calling our worker ever week to check in on her and make sure that our name keeps ringing a bell in her head. Lucky for us, we are...
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