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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-02-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,423
Posted By FLFosterMom
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,423
Posted By FLFosterMom
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-30-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By FLFosterMom
We said we only wanted boys when we were...

We said we only wanted boys when we were licensed.  We had 3 daughters, wanted to have the experience of parenting a boy(s), and only had one bedroom for foster children.  If we wanted to take in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-24-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By FLFosterMom
If you do not want to adopt, I wouldn't take on...

If you do not want to adopt, I wouldn't take on this placement.  Right now there is an aunt, but that could change in an instant.  These kids sound like they are definitely headed for adoption.  I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-08-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,013
Posted By FLFosterMom
What fantastic news!!  Congratulations to your...

What fantastic news!!  Congratulations to your family.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By FLFosterMom
 Congratulations!  What a cutie. :)

 Congratulations!  What a cutie. :)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-21-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By FLFosterMom
An aunt came out of the woodwork for our baby...

An aunt came out of the woodwork for our baby when she was born 3 months ago.  I just found out that had they(the coalition) done that aunt's home study prior to the baby leaving the hospital, she...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By FLFosterMom
Our decision to adopt through foster care was...

Our decision to adopt through foster care was initially about price.  We simply couldn't afford IA.   We weren't crazy about the idea of fostering.  My DH had watched his aunt and uncle go through...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-22-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,261
Posted By FLFosterMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by queenjane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346167/tta-trying-to-adopt-chat-thread/20#post_16951226)

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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,261
Posted By FLFosterMom
My DH and I have 3 bio DDs and planned to adopt...

My DH and I have 3 bio DDs and planned to adopt 2-3 boys via foster care.  We were licensed 21 mos ago and got our first placement that day--2 toddler boys.  We still have them.  Plus, they were...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By FLFosterMom
If we adopt we will have an open adoption.  We...

If we adopt we will have an open adoption.  We have set up an email to share pics and updates, etc.  One of the dads will definitely get a supervised visit or two each year(court ordered as a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-22-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By FLFosterMom
We didn't really wait either.  Eighteen months...

We didn't really wait either.  Eighteen months ago we were told we were licensed one day, the next day our two boys were in our house.  We have their baby sis who was born into care and might adopt...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By FLFosterMom
Yeah, I would find out what the foster care rate...

Yeah, I would find out what the foster care rate for teens is in your state.  Seems like a good place to start.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By FLFosterMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by hsmamato2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341761/i-admire-so-many-of-you-here#post_16826266)

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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By FLFosterMom
Oh no!  Poor thing.  How uncomfortable.  I hope...

Oh no!  Poor thing.  How uncomfortable.  I hope her recovery is quick.  
Forum: Babywearing   01-16-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,782
Posted By FLFosterMom
I had to use one for my newborn.  It was...

I had to use one for my newborn.  It was awkward(seems too big for the carrier), but I couldn't use the Ergo w/out it.  I never quite got the hang of our Moby(always felt like I was squishing her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By FLFosterMom
I read the bit available online.  It had me in...

I read the bit available online.  It had me in tears.  I want to read the rest and wish it was available for Nook. 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-14-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By FLFosterMom
I hope it's quick for you.  Good luck!

I hope it's quick for you.  Good luck!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By FLFosterMom
I'm not new to Mothering, but it's been a while....

I'm not new to Mothering, but it's been a while.  I'm not sure if I should post in the update thread since I'm not updating anything.  I just wanted to do a little getting to know me since I want to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-12-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By FLFosterMom
In my area(state, maybe?) having a pit bull is...

In my area(state, maybe?) having a pit bull is an automatic no.  That's what we were told in our orientation.  I don't agree with it, but it may definitely be a problem for you.  We have a corn...
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