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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
I don't have (and can't have) biological...

I don't have (and can't have) biological children. However, I don't think that I would be "better off" doing a private adoption. The foster care to adoption route is not for everyone, but if you...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
I just finished reading all the updates! I...

I just finished reading all the updates! I haven't been around in a while as we took a second placement May 1st - a 2 month old little girl. Her case right now is looking like reunification will...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
MountainMama - I am so excited for you to start...

MountainMama - I am so excited for you to start fostering!  
 
JennLeaf - Welcome, but I don't know anything about Banque Mixte. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  Is it like...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Nice to see you again, Deborah!  Are you still...

Nice to see you again, Deborah!  Are you still agency shopping or did you find one?
 
@maragrace (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/240871/maragrace) "Freed for adoption" means that both...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
@TeamViddy...

@TeamViddy (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/181603/TeamViddy) I am not surprised to hear about the extra training.  Here, pretty much every foster child is "special needs" by the vague and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-28-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
@AllyFolsom...

@AllyFolsom (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/230419/AllyFolsom) I think our experience is not universal.   I think here, there is one big difference that kind of defines our experience with...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Welcome @winterpromise31...

Welcome @winterpromise31 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/241894/winterpromise31)! How long has the process been for you this far? International adoption always seems so daunting to me. There...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
@AllyFolsom...

@AllyFolsom (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/230419/AllyFolsom), I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventures with your county.   We started out with the county and then switched...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Welcome Ally!  Are you going with a foster...

Welcome Ally!  Are you going with a foster agency or the county?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
We originally wanted to adopt from foster care. ...

We originally wanted to adopt from foster care.  No fostering first, just adopting kids that were already freed for adoption and waiting for a family.   We had considered private domestic adoption...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Hi Naturemama!   Please join us at our...

Hi Naturemama!   Please join us at our adoption/foster thread.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  There are quite a few foster and adoptive mamas giving support along the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Caij_Rose - Welcome!   Can't wait to hear about...

Caij_Rose - Welcome!   Can't wait to hear about your adventures.   
 
 
TeamViddy - Good to "see" you here!   I was 2.5 years into TTC (and 6 years past not trying to prevent) when I decided to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Cinco - I think I heard an NPR story about this...

Cinco - I think I heard an NPR story about this type of therapy:   http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/317/unconditional-love
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Adding as an afterthought....   I wasn't...

Adding as an afterthought....
 
I wasn't meaning any negativity towards breastfeeding at all.  In fact, I think it is the BEST thing for a baby.  I am sometimes sad that FS has never had any...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
May1787, Don't let the logistics sway you, if...

May1787, Don't let the logistics sway you, if fostering babies/giving respite is where your heart leads you.   I think the first step is to attend an orientation.   I imagine there are medically...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
femeni, How long have you been taking care of...

femeni, How long have you been taking care of the 9 month old?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,734
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
We are working on adopting from foster care...

We are working on adopting from foster care after a long journey through infertility and then jumping through the many hoops of becoming foster parents in a broken system.   We have our first FS who...
Forum: Infertility   12-28-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Well.... I guess I knew I was infertile long...

Well.... I guess I knew I was infertile long before TTC.  I got married at 18 and I watched many of my girlfriends throughout our 20s get pregnant by accident.   I wasn't more or less careful than...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-18-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,459
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Deborah, If your DH lands a job, will you guys...

Deborah, If your DH lands a job, will you guys be back in the adoption process?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 4,765
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
I'm just checking in on Lilac.   Amazing job...

I'm just checking in on Lilac.   Amazing job holding those twins to full term, Mama! Now, lets see some squishy newborn pics in the next few days. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,459
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Yayayayayayayayayayayay!

Yayayayayayayayayayayay!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-26-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 4,765
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,459
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Dornmama - Last Thanksgiving and Christmas were...

Dornmama - Last Thanksgiving and Christmas were the worst for me.   Everyone kept telling me to keep busy.   I "kept busy" by reading every adoption and foster care blog/book I could find.    This...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,459
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Deborah - Good luck with hubby's business!  ...

Deborah - Good luck with hubby's business!   Hope to see you back on the adoption path soon.
 
Queenjane - Why is there a 5 day limit on the adoptive family for the two girls?  Is it because they...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by queenjane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393261/spacing-between-adopted-children#post_17512717)
 Really?...
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