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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-18-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,367
Posted By tiffani
helping the mom deal with her issues IS helping...

helping the mom deal with her issues IS helping the baby -- and I think people need to be careful with smothering the baby with too much affection before the mom and dad and baby have a secure bond...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By tiffani
LOL!  I don't have time to come around here much...

LOL!  I don't have time to come around here much anymore, so I missed all of this until now, but yes, I can assure you that I did in fact adopt two children from Uganda, and WE GOT VERY LUCKY...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-18-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By tiffani
I'm not sure if this is ok to post here -- I...

I'm not sure if this is ok to post here -- I looked for the rules for this forum but couldn't find them... mods can remove if necessary...http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-19-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By tiffani
dana1974 do you have experience with Ugandan...

dana1974 do you have experience with Ugandan adoption?  
 
sillymom44, dana1974 is not totally off base here, Ugandan adoption has gone really awry in the last year... you have to be incredibly...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By tiffani
I'm pretty sure that the adoption tax credit...

I'm pretty sure that the adoption tax credit goes back to being non-refundable next year (this year?) so it will only benefit families who fit the right tax criteria.  because of the tax credit, our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By tiffani
sorry you're trying to adopt in the UK, that's...

sorry you're trying to adopt in the UK, that's not easy... or maybe domestic is easier, I only know that international from the UK is tough.  do you know any other gay couples (particularly men,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-31-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By tiffani
I'm not sure where that figure came from, I...

I'm not sure where that figure came from, I can't remember where I heard it now... S**a B*****n maybe?  she has done a ton of research... I don't see how that many could be seen in court in a year,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By tiffani
sorry, it probably seemed rude that I didn't...

sorry, it probably seemed rude that I didn't reply to the OP, but it's a really old thread, she has since had a baby -- I checked because I am pretty sure you can't adopt from Tanzania at this point...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-23-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
hugs... it's hard, but you have a very steep...

hugs... it's hard, but you have a very steep learning curve ahead of you, and everyone here is trying to help you.  I didn't get a chance to read the posts you deleted, but I do hope you're learning...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By tiffani
Albertom, I'm not exactly sure what you're...

Albertom, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking... is your daughter's older sister an adult?  are you wondering if you give guardianship of your daughter to her older sister, will she have an...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By tiffani
does your daughter know these cousins?  It would...

does your daughter know these cousins?  It would be a big adjustment, but it could be wonderful for everyone, once everyone settles in... If it were me, I would do it in a heartbeat.  I know how it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
our adopted son tells us he hates us all the...

our adopted son tells us he hates us all the time.  he says "I'll kill you" or "I'm going to punch you in the face!" but he doesn't mean it.  kids are good at figuring out which phrases piss you off...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-18-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By tiffani
I think having a centralized referral system is...

I think having a centralized referral system is huge, but even then there can be issues, especially in a culture like Uganda, where bribes are so common...but hague is a great first step, and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-18-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
I think counseling will help you guys so much......

I think counseling will help you guys so much... I hope you can get that ball rolling this week... 

please also be very gentle with your little guy when he pisses you off -- I KNOW how hard it...
Forum: Parenting   05-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,790
Posted By tiffani
didn't mean to imply that all adoptees are...

didn't mean to imply that all adoptees are walking around in pain, or are unaware of their own pain -- some adoptees seem to have no issues whatsoever with their family circumstance, and certainly...
Forum: Parenting   05-18-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,790
Posted By tiffani
I think this is a really nice thought that...

I think this is a really nice thought that you've had, but if you haven't had any experience with adoption, you might not be aware of how painful it can be for everyone involved.  I hope that you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
also, the peeing thing... try NOT to react to...

also, the peeing thing... try NOT to react to that, as hard as it is.  It sounds like the first time he was too sleepy to understand your directions to go to the bathroom, and maybe he now uses that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-12-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
my heart goes out to you, you have so much on...

my heart goes out to you, you have so much on your plate right now!  are you guys able to hire a young teenager to come in and be a mother's helper?  there are often kids in the homeschooling...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-12-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By tiffani
I have been pretty immersed in this subject over...

I have been pretty immersed in this subject over the last few weeks, and came across this documentary (shown here in 5 parts, watch them all if you can find time ;-))...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By tiffani
I just discovered this heartbreaking blog today,...

I just discovered this heartbreaking blog today, a must read for anyone interested in International adoption!
 
http://fleasbiting.blogspot.com/
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-02-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,144
Posted By tiffani
when you say he is putting toys on top of each...

when you say he is putting toys on top of each other and squishing down the bottom parts, are you saying that he is mimicking sexual behavior with dolls?  didn't you mention that there are sexual...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,073
Posted By tiffani
awesome!!  hope it continues to go smoothly......

awesome!!  hope it continues to go smoothly... as smoothly as it can go anyway, lol! do be prepared for a few difficult issues along the way, but it sounds like you're off to a great start!  keep us...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By tiffani
I don't know if anyone is reading this anymore,...

I don't know if anyone is reading this anymore, or interested at all, but I get a few PM's each week asking me about Ugandan adoption, so I'm going to keep replying to this thread from time to time...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By tiffani
congratulations!!  I haven't been around much...

congratulations!!  I haven't been around much for a long time either, but have been enjoying catching up and seeing everyone here again! ;-)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,753
Posted By tiffani
We just moved back to my hometown, and were at...

We just moved back to my hometown, and were at our local homeschool park day recently... one of the other moms is studying to be a marriage and family therapist, has a mixed family of bio and foster...
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