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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-27-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Armom
I am looking to trade a lot of older dd's...

I am looking to trade a lot of older dd's clothes in order to get clothes for my younger (age 4) ds. Any suggestions of the best place to do this in Eugene/Springfield?

Thanks!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-27-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Armom
Greg Hunt is a lawyer who specializes in...

Greg Hunt is a lawyer who specializes in adoption. I only used him to do a readoption of dd's international adoption, but it was a very pleasant experience and I have head good things from others....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-23-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,665
Posted By Armom
WONDERFUL news!!!!...

WONDERFUL news!!!! Congratulationshttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-08-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Armom
4 yr old ds moved in about 2 weeks ago. Don't...

4 yr old ds moved in about 2 weeks ago. Don't know if I ever mentioned that I already have a 7 yr old dd that I adopted internationally as a baby. Everyone is doing great.

So, I guess I now fall...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-14-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Armom
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/15727272)
When will he be placed with you ?

I will...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Armom
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/15723194)
Congratulations, Armom!! I will be thinking...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Armom
I have been chosen to adopt a 4.5 year old boy...

I have been chosen to adopt a 4.5 year old boy from my state's foster care system! I am so excited! I have so much to do!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Armom
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15712816)
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Armom: I'm sure there are merits to every...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-08-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Armom
I am one of three families selected as...

I am one of three families selected as "finalists" for a little boy from my state's foster care system. They will be selecting "the" family by mid-week next week. This is just nerve wracking! I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-26-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,488
Posted By Armom
I think there are so many different...

I think there are so many different explanations/understandings/reasons for what you are seeing, and there is no way for you to know which of the possibilities are true. I agree there are some...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-17-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By Armom
I will be going to committee mid-August! I don't...

I will be going to committee mid-August! I don't want to give too many specifics, but I do feel the match is perfect. Ever my worker has made comments about that. That said, there is no way to know...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-11-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,823
Posted By Armom
My 7 yr old was adopted from Guatemala at 11 mos...

My 7 yr old was adopted from Guatemala at 11 mos of age, and I am currently in the process of trying to adopt a preschool age child from US foster care. I am single.

I do not resent parents who...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-08-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Armom
I don't have any advice, except for do the below...

I don't have any advice, except for do the below if you haven;t already!


Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffani http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,356
Posted By Armom
Hang in there; thinking positive thoughts for...

Hang in there; thinking positive thoughts for you!







single mommy to a 7 yr old from Guatemala and hoping to adopt #2 thru foster care
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,356
Posted By Armom
Hang in there; thinking positive thoughts for...

Hang in there; thinking positive thoughts for you!

Robyn
single mommy to a 7 yr old from Guatemala and hoping to adopt #2 thru foster care
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-26-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Armom
Congratulations! I am very happy to hear your...

Congratulations! I am very happy to hear your wonderful news.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-27-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Armom
I was in your shoes just a few months ago! The...

I was in your shoes just a few months ago! The worker may or may not partake, but especially since it is around lunch time, I would have some snacks available...cheese and crackers or nuts would be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-22-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,043
Posted By Armom
Sorry to hear things weren't moving as well as...

Sorry to hear things weren't moving as well as you thought...I will be watching for more news and thinking good thoughts for you!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-20-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Armom
Thank you so much for the support and the...

Thank you so much for the support and the thoughtful responses. I have decided to only consider children of color right now. Given who my daughter is, where we live, etc, I just don't think its in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-17-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Armom
Thank you. It is helpful to hear everyone's...

Thank you. It is helpful to hear everyone's thoughts including the diversity of opinion. I know it is in dd's best interest to have another child of color (preferably latino/a, but in any case a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Armom
...white? Sorry, I did not know how to title...

...white? Sorry, I did not know how to title this. Dd is from Guatemala, with gorgeous very brown skin. I am white with brown hair and eyes. The place we live in is not super diverse, but not...
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   03-11-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Armom
What do you see about the adoption I am working...

What do you see about the adoption I am working on with my state's foster care system, including time frames if possible? (I already have a daughter who I adopted internationally, so this is my 2nd...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-02-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,470
Posted By Armom
Thanks for the welcome! Just to clarify for the...

Thanks for the welcome! Just to clarify for the universe and anyone else keeping tabs, I am hoping to adopt a 2-5 year old but am open to a boy or a girl.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By Armom
My homestudy was completed! I am now waiting to...

My homestudy was completed! I am now waiting to be matched with a 2-5 year old through my state's foster care system. I will be doing "straight adoption". In my state, 3 families are chosen by the...
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   02-26-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Armom
How, if at all, do I come to a better place with...

How, if at all, do I come to a better place with the person about whom I have been strugging with in terms of multiple unresolved issues and confusion?
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