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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-06-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By robynlyn80
I would really check with the agency. Regardless...

I would really check with the agency. Regardless of what is permitted in your state's standards, the agency will have their own policies. Every agency I've every worked for (several) require that a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-05-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By robynlyn80
You will most likely not be able to take a...

You will most likely not be able to take a privately completely home study and have it used by the state. They will want to do their own, regardless of how "good" you HS is.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-05-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,095
Posted By robynlyn80
in response to the OPs statement about embryo...

in response to the OPs statement about embryo adoption, i know couples who were matched immediately upon having a completed home study. there are embryos waiting to get matched with couples, not the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-03-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By robynlyn80
in my state, 'kin' is a pretty loose word and...

in my state, 'kin' is a pretty loose word and can mean almost anyone. we call them 'fictive kin'. it is very possible for seemingly far removed people to be caregivers and adoptive parents w/o the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By robynlyn80
have you considered a 'finding' or 'matching'...

have you considered a 'finding' or 'matching' agency like Lifetime Adoption?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By robynlyn80
something i learned recently about FAS- a fetus...

something i learned recently about FAS- a fetus has to be exposed to alcohol during a very small window to exhibit facial characteristics. something like day 18-21. its really small and really...
Forum: Homebirth   05-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,120
Posted By robynlyn80
Quote: I'm curious whether I meet other HBers...

Quote:
I'm curious whether I meet other HBers in my area if I will feel out of place and not have anything in common other than views on birth and maternity care.
to answer this specifically- i'm...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By robynlyn80
There's a lot of good evidence that shows if a...

There's a lot of good evidence that shows if a child develops a secure attachment with a caregiver (such as your FD is) that that attachment can transfer to a new attachment figure. You are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-05-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By robynlyn80
i think a lot of these statistics must really...

i think a lot of these statistics must really vary by location. I do see a lot of infants adopted through foster care, and I absolutely see this happen within a reasonable time frame (12-15 months)....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-05-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By robynlyn80
it really is going to vary, but i can't imagine...

it really is going to vary, but i can't imagine places checking history. Agencies will just be curious to know what your financial situation looks like currently.

In my state, there are no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-21-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By robynlyn80
Despite being an organic, home made baby food...

Despite being an organic, home made baby food fed baby, my son is a horribly picky eater now, at almost 3. I've considered that purees are what brought us to where we are today, and while I can make...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,322
Posted By robynlyn80
hi! i haven't been to this board in a while and...

hi! i haven't been to this board in a while and hope its ok to jump in here-

but i wanted to tell you that the situation you've described above is actually illegal in the state i live in. you...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-10-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By robynlyn80
thanks- I'm sending her LLL info but wondered if...

thanks- I'm sending her LLL info but wondered if anyone had any more specific suggestions.
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-08-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By robynlyn80
Anyone have any resources for an adoptive momma...

Anyone have any resources for an adoptive momma who needs support, education, and encouragement while considering to induce lactation?

Not me, but a client of mine really needs some specific...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-30-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By robynlyn80
hey...

hey http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
i work almost exclusively with kinship families and in general no i do not recommend getting licensed. its a hassle, its more...
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By robynlyn80
a bit. i always wanted to be attended by a...

a bit. i always wanted to be attended by a midwife but never really considered a home birth until circunstances required that i consider it if i wanted a midwife.

i'm not traditionally "crunchy"...
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By robynlyn80
i worked the night before i went into labor (i...

i worked the night before i went into labor (i had a pretty cushy job, though, and did a lot of sitting). i had two more shifts scheduled that i had to cancel. i had shifts scheduled right up until...
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By robynlyn80
my bp consistently creeped higher throughout my...

my bp consistently creeped higher throughout my pregnancy (started a very healthy 120/68 ish if I remember). By the end I was getting occasional 136/88 and even 140/90 reads if I had been up walking...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-29-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 965
Posted By robynlyn80
i thought the one below it that said "must find...

i thought the one below it that said "must find a nanny to start TODAY (live in nanny) I won't be able to meet you but my sister will" was WAY more terrifying. seriously? a live in nanny that you...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-22-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By robynlyn80
While I agree with Mr. Pertman's assessment of...

While I agree with Mr. Pertman's assessment of Safe Haven laws, this really isn't new (at least where I live). CPS calls it Refusal to Accept Parental Responsibility (RAPR- in CPS lingo they say...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-20-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 658
Posted By robynlyn80
we had a "big" wedding too. i guess. 140ish...

we had a "big" wedding too. i guess. 140ish guests, but they were all close family (no second cousins i'd never met) or close friends. really. people traveled from extremely far away to make it to...
Forum: Homebirth   08-17-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By robynlyn80
bradley was a good education class in that it...

bradley was a good education class in that it focused a lot on "what to expect." we also learned a lot of pain management techniques. i would not say the focus of the class was how to have a natural...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,568
Posted By robynlyn80
i have bcbs of tx too. my midwife is a cnm which...

i have bcbs of tx too. my midwife is a cnm which i think is why she was covered.

i wrote this in another post- but i never told bcbs where i was giving birth. i asked if they covered cnm's as...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By robynlyn80
i know everyone's insurance is different, by i...

i know everyone's insurance is different, by i don't think mine (bcbs) had any idea where i gave birth (except that they never got a bill from a hospital). after ds was born, my midwife just billed...
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By robynlyn80
i was sort of like you. i had a hb for my first...

i was sort of like you. i had a hb for my first birth, but i wasn't super passionate about the actual birth part. i REALLY wanted to be cared for by a midwife, and there are actually no hospitals in...
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