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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-18-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Willowrose
Congratulations!!! This is JUST what I need to...

Congratulations!!! This is JUST what I need to hear! What a blessing!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Willowrose
That makes me feel much more optimistic. I just...

That makes me feel much more optimistic. I just hate when people fill your mind with all the negative thingshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
And yes, it is better to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-16-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Willowrose
Hmmm, so it does seem to be that difficult to...

Hmmm, so it does seem to be that difficult to adopt out of state....
I guess I don't understand why. People adopt out of country all the time. I understand the sibling/family issue, but that is not...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-16-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Willowrose
Yes, actually, they did request our homestudy...

Yes, actually, they did request our homestudy over 4 weeks ago. Our caseworker feels like it would be a waste of time. She has said that being from out of state we won't get considered.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-16-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,924
Posted By Willowrose
I would definitely invest in music and other...

I would definitely invest in music and other activities. I find that is my biggest expense. I buy a LOT of curriculums, books, manipulatives, etc....and I don't think I even come close to $5000.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-16-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Willowrose
Has anyone been successful with one? Our...

Has anyone been successful with one? Our caseworker is very negative about adopting from out of state. We are willing to pay for any/all expenses involved in travel and such. We are looking to adopt...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Willowrose
I'm going to inquire whether we can start...

I'm going to inquire whether we can start sending out our own homestudy. My fear is, if we get on her bad side, she is going to work with us even less. She started out wonderfully. We thought we...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-20-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Willowrose
Thank you for your response, Tigerchild. She...

Thank you for your response, Tigerchild. She told us numerous times she would be sending in our homestudy and upon receiving emails from the children's case workers, I learned she still had not. My...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-19-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Willowrose
We're having issues with our case...

We're having issues with our case worker....primarily, she does not want to send our homestudy when we inquire about children. We have found several children that met our criteria. We have asked if...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-10-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Willowrose
Do foster families get word of perspective...

Do foster families get word of perspective children quicker?

Do most case workers generally have information on children as they become available?

I guess I'm curious how people get their home...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-10-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Willowrose
So, we've been looking around US Adopt Kids and...

So, we've been looking around US Adopt Kids and other state photolisting websites per our case worker. She told us to find a child and give her info and she will then send our home study. The...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-02-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Willowrose
Thank you, queenjane. The experience of what you...

Thank you, queenjane. The experience of what you are going through was exactly what I needed to know. I'm thinking we might be best with straight adoption at this point.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Willowrose
In my state/county we have 2 classes that are...

In my state/county we have 2 classes that are required for both adoption/foster. Same classes. You do not have to be foster licensed to adopt. It is basically the exact same process, with the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-01-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Willowrose
New to this board, but excited to be here as we...

New to this board, but excited to be here as we begin our journey! We have biological children, but are looking to adopt. We are persuing a state adoption. We've been approved and are now faced with...
Forum: February 2010   06-10-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 807
Posted By Willowrose
Still no major symptoms here. I have to wait...

Still no major symptoms here. I have to wait till tomorrow to get my levels rechecked, so I'm just playing the waiting game.
Forum: February 2010   06-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Willowrose
Just got my hcg level from yesterday. Only 786...

Just got my hcg level from yesterday. Only 786 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif
Might have been ok, but my date of conception was May 4th(for certain). I'll be getting...
Forum: February 2010   06-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,015
Posted By Willowrose
Our girl name that we didn't get to use last...

Our girl name that we didn't get to use last time is Ruby so we will use that for a girl.
If the baby is a boy we will name him Judah and call him Jude.
Forum: February 2010   06-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,117
Posted By Willowrose
We'll definitely be finding out. With this being...

We'll definitely be finding out. With this being baby #5, I want things as prepared in advance as possible. I will not be doing any shopping once the baby arrives!
Forum: February 2010   06-05-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By Willowrose
Night and nap nursing my 16 month old. I'll...

Night and nap nursing my 16 month old. I'll slowly encourage him to self-wean as it is pretty uncomfortable.
Forum: February 2010   06-04-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Willowrose
Don't they recommend PAP's every 3 years now? I...

Don't they recommend PAP's every 3 years now? I never get one done during pregnancy, because with my first pregnancy I had bleeding right after. As a precaution I don't get them now.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Willowrose
After my last birth, my placenta did not come...

After my last birth, my placenta did not come out. My midwife insisted I was holding it in with my muscles because I was tense. After my 2 hour homebirth, I transported to the hospital where they...
Forum: February 2010   06-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Willowrose
CONGRATULATIONS, Kat! I am also expecting #5,...

CONGRATULATIONS, Kat! I am also expecting #5, due exactly 2 years from my last. I had a Jan 08 baby and am due Jan. 25th this time(though I'll likely deliver in Feb).
Forum: February 2010   06-03-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,168
Posted By Willowrose
I'll be going to the hospital this time. I've...

I'll be going to the hospital this time. I've had 4 homebirths and my last birth was a horrible experience due to my midwife. I had to transfer to the hospital due to my placenta not coming out and...
Forum: Homebirth   06-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Willowrose
Definitely check w/your midwife and insurance...

Definitely check w/your midwife and insurance company. Every one is different. I've had 4 homebirths, none covered up front by my insurance, although 2 reimbursed about 50%. The other 2 midwives did...
Forum: February 2010   06-02-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,360
Posted By Willowrose
Due Jan 25th...but have late babies, so I'll...

Due Jan 25th...but have late babies, so I'll deliver in Feb. Can't wait to share the next 9 months with all of you!
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