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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
I have been away for a while, raising two babies...

I have been away for a while, raising two babies and working full time is no joke!

Deborahbgkelly, homeschoolingmama, any updates?

MountainMamaGC, I stalked and saw that you are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
clbp, I don't have any "been there" advice. But...

clbp, I don't have any "been there" advice. But I can tell you that adopting from Foster Care is a roller coaster. You said that you are only a couple months in, right? In my experience, if the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-03-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
I recently read Telling the Truth to Your Adopted...

I recently read Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child. Although my FS is still too young to understand, we do talk about his mom in age appropriate ways. The book gave lots of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 04:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,816
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,859
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 4,980
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,859
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Yayayayayayayayayayayay!

Yayayayayayayayayayayay!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-26-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 4,980
Posted By PoorUglyHappy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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