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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By cdmommie
If you have had a foster child TPR'd due to...

If you have had a foster child TPR'd due to non-compliant parents or parents who have abandoned the child, when did it happen?  Did they wait the full year to TPR?  Can they do it earlier?  It just...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-16-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By cdmommie
I spoke with our case worker and she told me all...

I spoke with our case worker and she told me all she knew. She said I would get a report sent to me as well.  Also, she did suggest that I attend all permanency hearings as well.  
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By cdmommie
This is all new to me and I don't want to make...

This is all new to me and I don't want to make anyone (casa workers, cps workers, ect) uncomfortable by asking questions I have no right to have answered.  So, how much info are we "allowed" to ask...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-14-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By cdmommie
I decided to go in and meet her.  The CPS worker...

I decided to go in and meet her.  The CPS worker kept telling me I didn't have to, she would come out and get the baby, but if I really wanted to that it was up to me.  So, I did go in and the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By cdmommie
We are coming up on our fd's first parent visit...

We are coming up on our fd's first parent visit since removal. I'm stressing out trying to decide if I should go in and meet the mother or not...or should I write a letter and if so what should it...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-07-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By cdmommie
We just recently received our first foster...

We just recently received our first foster placement, a newborn.  There are so many unknowns and that is a little more stressful than I anticipated.  We are foster to adopt so it's nerve racking not...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By cdmommie
If you had to make a family album for your...

If you had to make a family album for your agency, how did you do it?  Is there software online somewhere?
Forum: Learning at School   05-31-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,142
Posted By cdmommie
Okay, rather than try to figure out the...

Okay, rather than try to figure out the "multi-quote" thing I am just going to try and respond to everyone at once.
 
First of all I in NO WAY am saying "My kid is too smart for school".  I am...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-20-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,328
Posted By cdmommie
I think it is good to start with the generic...

I think it is good to start with the generic answers that "they" theoretically like to hear and then to end with a small bit of personal reason.  For instance, in our homestudy, we gave the obvious...
Forum: Learning at School   05-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,142
Posted By cdmommie
With just a little over a year until she is...

With just a little over a year until she is supposed to start Kindergarten we are getting nervous about what avenue to take regarding school for our oldest daughter.  She is pretty far ahead in her...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By cdmommie
We just got the call that we are officially...

We just got the call that we are officially licensed for foster-to-adopt, legal risk, and matched adoption! Now the real wait begins.  I have heard of people getting placed an hour after getting...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-27-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By cdmommie
EVERYTHING is done: paperwork, homestudy, finger...

EVERYTHING is done: paperwork, homestudy, finger prints, classes, ect.  So now we're waiting for "verification".  What exactly does that entail and how long did you wait after your homestudy and...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 15,144
Posted By cdmommie
Z .Quote:Originally Posted by...

Z .Quote:Originally Posted by scottishmommy http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303225/don-t-have-any-more-kids-please#post_16324133)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-24-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By cdmommie
No we are not cosleeping. She moved to her own...

No we are not cosleeping. She moved to her own bed at 9 months
Forum: Family Safety   03-23-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By cdmommie
Sorry it took me so long to update this, but we...

Sorry it took me so long to update this, but we did end up putting her back to rear facing
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,656
Posted By cdmommie
Just as a thought to add in here:  If you are...

Just as a thought to add in here: 
If you are not able to have your own child, I would not encourage you to foster.  Foster children are not there to be your baby they are there because THEY need...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-10-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By cdmommie
In TX, the baby is allowed to sleep in your room...

In TX, the baby is allowed to sleep in your room for the first year, but they also want to see that you have a room prepared for when the baby does turn 1.  
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By cdmommie
Yes, at some point in the night one of us...

Yes, at some point in the night one of us usually ends up in our 3yr old DD's bed.   But we already knew this would end up happening so we just got her a really good full size mattress.  It works...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By cdmommie
Let me start by saying this is not a new...

Let me start by saying this is not a new problem.  DD2 (23 months) has never been a good sleeper.  Ever.  She had 2 incredible nights where she slept 8 hrs strait, once at about 9 months and once at...
Forum: Fertility   02-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By cdmommie
Nevermind....my original post was written with...

Nevermind....my original post was written with too much emotion and not enough logic.
Forum: Family Safety   02-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By cdmommie
I turned DD2 (almost 2 years old and 23 pounds)...

I turned DD2 (almost 2 years old and 23 pounds) forward facing so that I could fit a third carseat in for my niece.  Today I went to turn her back around to rear facing and she is NOT having it,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By cdmommie
Some of the things we did: -we started meal...

Some of the things we did:
-we started meal planning AND made our diet as "whole" as possible.  Turns out whole foods are actually cheaper than anything else :)
-We set a limit on how many times...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By cdmommie
Thank you mamas for being so awesome! This board...

Thank you mamas for being so awesome! This board has been a great help and inspitation for my family. In the las 6 months all of your ideas (plus a few of my own...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-16-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,465
Posted By cdmommie
Thanks Aja, we are excited too! We are very...

Thanks Aja, we are excited too! We are very impatiently waiting to tell our family until we are done with the homestudy so we will be 'official'. That way if it doesn't work out for some reason at...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,465
Posted By cdmommie
Thanks Aja. We are working within agency now and...

Thanks Aja. We are working within agency now and I will certainly ask about those details tomorrow. I'm just so anxious that I'm jumping ahead of myself...
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