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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-01-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,296
Posted By mamagi
If another "well meaning" person asks me this...

If another "well meaning" person asks me this question about my foster & adopted kids' mother I don't know what I'm going to do.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By mamagi
Another *like* here...

Another *like* here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
My first fost-adopt son actually lived in the hospital nursery for his first two and half months of life. No...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-28-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,748
Posted By mamagi
You just reminded me that people used to say...

You just reminded me that people used to say that about my kids too! They are now 8 and 9 but when they were very small I remember having my maybe 6 month old son in the stroller and my 23 month old...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,748
Posted By mamagi
If you are trying to adopt through the state...

If you are trying to adopt through the state foster system, it's good to remember that the state isn't really an adoption agency, meaning they're not in the business to find a baby for you. (Not...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By mamagi
twenty-three children!?! Holy shoot. I cannot...

twenty-three children!?! Holy shoot. I cannot even imagine, I thought getting four ready in the morning was hard...
going to check out that link, thanks!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By mamagi
When I was brining my first biological child...

When I was brining my first biological child home from the birthing center at the hospital, I kept thinking how surreal the whole situation was. I kind of couldn't believe I could just bring this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-11-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By mamagi
I used to feel that way too. Over the past 2...

I used to feel that way too.
Over the past 2 years I've come to have a good rapport with bio-parents. Now there are no more visits and we're adopting our little guy.
I caught a whiff of their...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-11-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By mamagi
I say "hello again" because it's been a long...

I say "hello again" because it's been a long time since I've been here.
I say "kind of" because I was never that regular here.
But I'm finding myself in need of some like-minded mamas with similar...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By mamagi
I feel like our classes only touched upon...

I feel like our classes only touched upon transracial fostering/adopting. I love the idea of having older kids come to the classes, wow.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-24-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mamagi
I got a call last week that my almost 2 yo's...

I got a call last week that my almost 2 yo's bio-mom just had another baby boy. It looks like he'll be coming home to us but as any of you who've dealt with the state know, everything takes longer...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By mamagi
I can't help with visitation stuff but I can try...

I can't help with visitation stuff but I can try with medical stuff.
My little guy: exposed to Heroine, Cocaine, Methadone, HIV, Hep-C.
It's true that a baby tested very young will test positive...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-31-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 378
Posted By mamagi
I gave birth two times at Hackettstown and trust...

I gave birth two times at Hackettstown and trust the midwives there 100%. I don't know anything about Morris but I have only good things to say about Hackettstown.
A little about each...my first...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By mamagi
Any good kids' books out there wherein the...

Any good kids' books out there wherein the siblings are of different races? I've seen books with the parents/kids are different but none with mixed siblings, really. At least not the way our family...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-10-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By mamagi
I also don't think it's necessarily adoption...

I also don't think it's necessarily adoption related. Have you ever seen this book:
http://www.amazon.com/I-Love-You-Sti...7339969&sr=8-1...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-10-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By mamagi
Yes, thanks, he is in the clear but they won't...

Yes, thanks, he is in the clear but they won't declassify him as "medically fragile" until all the antibodies from biomom are shed. Most kids do it around 18 months so it can't be too much longer. I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-09-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By mamagi
That's great, congratulations! Crazy because...

That's great, congratulations!
Crazy because there's been all kinds of PCR talk around here today and I'm not used to other people knowing what that's all about. Little guy's PCR tests for HIV and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-17-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,754
Posted By mamagi
For some reason I didn't realize how many other...

For some reason I didn't realize how many other babies were given names by strangers like ours was. In hospital, biomom didn't name him and so the first social worker to respond to this case named...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-09-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By mamagi
Quote: Originally Posted by imnotsupernanny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by imnotsupernanny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9130697)
What would cause CPS to NOT approve me...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mamagi
Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mamagi
in the meantime......

in the meantime... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I found this link:
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/b...dBookLists=143...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-26-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mamagi
We have books with white people and brown people...

We have books with white people and brown people and all shades of people...and we have books about adoption...and etc, etc. But what we do not have is any books with families like ours: mostly...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-03-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By mamagi
Quote: Originally Posted by EFmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8800058)
My kids are 10 and 6. It's a tough issue. When I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-03-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By mamagi
Quote: Originally Posted by Momily...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momily http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8799985)
DS is 8 and we often do read stuff where...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-02-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By mamagi
Watching the movie Stuart Little with my two...

Watching the movie Stuart Little with my two older bio-kids tonight and muttered, "Gee, remind me to never watch this with E when he gets bigger"...(Stuart's supposed birth parents come back to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-01-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By mamagi
not that I can send it, but you know. Feels good...

not that I can send it, but you know. Feels good to write it down at least.

Dear E,
Your last born son is so beautiful. I wish you could see when he makes his "funny face" which involves him...
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