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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Newbian Mama
Posting from my phone so please excite any...

Posting from my phone so please excite any errors.

Deborah - how'd the info session go? Are you and your husband definitely going to sign up with them?
I would ask how many children they've...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-14-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
It's been a week... any updates or kids yet? I'm...

It's been a week... any updates or kids yet? I'm impatiently living through you and PUH until I get a kid :)
 
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Hey PUH how's it going with FS?   I haven't...

Hey PUH how's it going with FS?
 
I haven't had any new calls or emails yet. I had THE BEST dream over the weekend about parenting a child so I hope that's a premonition of sorts. I'm still...
Forum: Parenting   05-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,093
Posted By Newbian Mama
Love this thread. Like someone upthread said, I...

Love this thread. Like someone upthread said, I love to write short stories so I keep a notebook of names for my characters. I love unusual names, names from other countries/cultures, nontraditional...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Welcome Ma Cactus. Sorry I don't have an advice...

Welcome Ma Cactus. Sorry I don't have an advice on helping your DS transition to being a brother but I'll bet there's tons of advice on the Parenting board. About how long will it take before the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-07-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Whoohoo!!! Get those rooms organized because...

Whoohoo!!!
Get those rooms organized because you never know when that call may come... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Deborah - Congrats to you on being in your final...

Deborah - Congrats to you on being in your final class AND on getting two solos. That's awesome! I love to sing but I try not to torture anyone so I only sing when I'm alone :) Your DH is probably...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Thank you very much. I imagined a social worker...

Thank you very much. I imagined a social worker saying I wasn't the right match for a child but I never pictured myself in this situation.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
I had to turn down my first child yesterday. The...

I had to turn down my first child yesterday. The kid's social worker thought I might be a good match for them so I received the kid's profile (not the complete file). The kid has a host of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
I'm so glad to hear your daughter is doing...

I'm so glad to hear your daughter is doing better! I remember some of your posts last year and I know you've had a long road to hoe. I can't even imagine all you've gon through to get to the place...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
OH MY GOSH PUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   How...

OH MY GOSH PUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
How absolutely exciting. I can't wait to hear all the details. I'm so very happy for you and of course for you FS being placed in such a loving home....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
That sounds very well thought out. So far I have...

That sounds very well thought out. So far I have seen 3 kids under 3 in our "adoptable kids" books so know that they are out there. How is your daughter progressing so far? Is she ready for another...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-30-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Deborah - Lucky doggy! :)   sk8boarder15 -...

Deborah - Lucky doggy! :)
 
sk8boarder15 - Welcome to the group! How exciting to be in the beginning stages of the process. I'm not sure about income verification in the private sector but at my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Do you think you'll go or do you feel like your...

Do you think you'll go or do you feel like your on "information meeting" overload? 
 
I went into my agency yesterday and looked at the binders of waiting children. It was emotionally taxing and a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Deborah - Those all sound like reasons to go...

Deborah - Those all sound like reasons to go with a different agency. When are you able to meet with Adoption Options?
 
PUH - Thank you so much. I'm going to keep a copy on me at all times :)...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-26-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Wow you're busy! I hope you did great on your...

Wow you're busy! I hope you did great on your final.
What happened at LFS to dissuade you and your husband from using them? Was it an issue with your mom?
I'm very glad you have an alternatvie...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-26-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Newbian Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathteach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381504/nia-vardalos-instant-adoption#post_17339567)

I didn't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Thanks for doing that, PUH.   AFM - I...

Thanks for doing that, PUH.
 
AFM - I finally heard back from my social worker and my homestudy is approved!!! I go in to sign it tomorrow and then I can look at the book of waiting children. I'm...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
PUH - So exhilirating! Thanks so much for...

PUH - So exhilirating! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll probably pass out when I get the call lol. Don't worry about getting calls. When my mom did care we would get calls everyday for 10 days or so...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
PUH - OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I'm so excited for you!...

PUH - OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I'm so excited for you! This process is such a roller coaster ride. First you're waiting and waiting, then you're finding another agency, now you're going to have a kiddo...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-22-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
Queen Jane - Oh okay now I understand about the...

Queen Jane - Oh okay now I understand about the reference.
I agree that a lot seems to depend on luck of the draw with the children and placement. I remember in my training class the social workers...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
One of my fellow pre-adoptive moms is having the...

One of my fellow pre-adoptive moms is having the same issue as you; the social worker seems nice enough but is not the best listener. I hope she comes around soon. This whole process is HURRY UP!!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-19-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,177
Posted By Newbian Mama
NewbianMama - Since we were already licensed...

NewbianMama - Since we were already licensed with the state, the clearances had to be transfered from our old agency to our new agency.    We were waiting on the transfer for about a month.   It...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-16-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Newbian Mama
It'll be interesting to read your review,...

It'll be interesting to read your review, Polliwog. Everyone else is raving over it so it seems I'm the only one who didn't like it.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-15-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Newbian Mama
I spent $12 for this book and want $15 back,...

I spent $12 for this book and want $15 back, three extra dollars for each hour it took me to read this book!
I don't know if Nia tries to be irreverant but it seems that she comes off hard trying...
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