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Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-07-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Raven67
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/07/...ing/index....

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/07/...ing/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/07/kansas.boy.missing/index.html)

I just noticed today, they updated the story, now the "parents" admit...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-30-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Raven67
I paid $900 for the homestudy, but then I...

I paid $900 for the homestudy, but then I switched to China, after the homestudy was written for Vietnam, which required two additional visits, and they charged me another $300 for the visits and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By Raven67
My daughter was born in China, and adopted at 16...

My daughter was born in China, and adopted at 16 months. I changed her name because I didn't want her to go through life with a name that was hard to pronounce and spell in English. I kept her given...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,250
Posted By Raven67
I've been lurking and following your struggle...

I've been lurking and following your struggle for a long time....just have to say I think boarding school would be a great idea, maybe the best thing for everyone.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-15-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,437
Posted By Raven67
I agree with this below....and, furthermore, she...

I agree with this below....and, furthermore, she was NOT accused of involvement in the check-fraud....she simply did not tell investigators about the crimes of her boyfriend, a tragic mistake that...
Forum: Montessori   11-27-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,392
Posted By Raven67
I chose M for my daughter because I loved the...

I chose M for my daughter because I loved the quiet and orderliness of it. The classrooms are so calm, peaceful and productive. I love that civility, respect and independence are emphasized. I found...
Forum: Montessori   08-30-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,984
Posted By Raven67
You know, I don't know why they do it that...

You know, I don't know why they do it that way.......but, according to the people I've spoken to (families and school personel) it works fine.....There is, of course, a period of transition during...
Forum: Montessori   08-30-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,984
Posted By Raven67
Well, uniforms belong in OUR Montessori school,...

Well, uniforms belong in OUR Montessori school, that's for sure....It's a unique setting, Montessori embedded in a private/Catholic school. They have Montessori classrooms for preschool/Kindy (3s to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Raven67
Hi Excited! I'm in China right now, at the White...

Hi Excited! I'm in China right now, at the White Swan Hotel, with my beautiful new daughter sleeping on my bed a few feet away! The past week has been such a whirlwind, I don't even know where to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-31-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Raven67
If anyone is interested in following yet another...

If anyone is interested in following yet another Chinese adoption story.....here is a blog I've started. I hope I can update every day that I am in China.

http://anothermomo2girls.blogspot.com/
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-26-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
  cost?
Views: 525
Posted By Raven67
is Children's Home Society and Family Services...

is Children's Home Society and Family Services in MN. The cost for a China adoption......homestudy, agency fees, country fees, other fees....Came to around $15,000, total. Travel in China for one...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-26-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Raven67
I felt uncomfortable with the "counseling"...

I felt uncomfortable with the "counseling" offered the teenage girls making their adoption plans.......Although the girls felt they were not ready to be mothers, I didn't get the sense that they (or...
Forum: Montessori   07-26-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By Raven67
Philadelphia......3s and 4s are just...

Philadelphia......3s and 4s are just 8:15-11:15....$7200 per school year (aftercare is available, but extra) 5s and up pay $8900 for the full day 8:15 to 3:15......private, catholic, montessori...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-25-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Raven67
Answers: My older daughter will stay home, my...

Answers: My older daughter will stay home, my mom will stay with her in our home, and keep things the same for her. She's not a great traveller, and I'm going alone, so it's better for her to stay...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Raven67
I'm packing to leave next week......I'm a single...

I'm packing to leave next week......I'm a single mother adopting a 15-month-old baby girl, my first daughter, 3, is bio. I can't believe I will finally meet my daughter! I've known of her since...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-11-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Raven67
I'm single, and I'm adopting a girl. I have a...

I'm single, and I'm adopting a girl. I have a bio girl, 3, who was conceived with donor sperm. I was very lucky, as I really wanted a girl. I really want another girl, too....So, opted to adopt from...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-01-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Raven67
This story is not about being vegan.....those...

This story is not about being vegan.....those parents were uneducated, possibly disturbed people, possibly with eating disorders.....just cause they call themselves "vegans" doesn't mean they were...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-01-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By Raven67
About four years ago, before I got pregnant, and...

About four years ago, before I got pregnant, and then again, last year, I contacted my local Department of Human Services, adoption unit, asking specifically about foster/adopt...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-14-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 535
Posted By Raven67
Quote: Originally Posted by user_name...

Quote:
Originally Posted by user_name http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7291890)
1. the parents refused special aid for their...
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,475
Posted By Raven67
Riverchik, it's a good thought....but you can't...

Riverchik, it's a good thought....but you can't really just try them out....You have to apply a year before, application fees, interviews, and then make a tuition deposit in the thousands of...
Forum: Waldorf   12-17-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 95,112
Posted By Raven67
Quote: Originally Posted by SMUM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6781984)
That's true, finding a good fit in a school is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-17-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By Raven67
You know, I don't understand either.....I live...

You know, I don't understand either.....I live in a large city, and before my daughter was born, 3 years ago, I started looking for "foster-adopt" situations......Calls to the Department of Human...
Forum: Waldorf   12-17-2006, 01:40 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 95,112
Posted By Raven67
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhonwyn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhonwyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6775420)
Blended families and single parents: I can say...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-13-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Raven67
Quote: Originally Posted by PikkuMyy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PikkuMyy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6750044)
I know of someone who did it for years and...
Forum: Learning at School   12-04-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,475
Posted By Raven67
Quote: Originally Posted by cmlp...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmlp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6683163)
This actually sounds more like a MOntessori...
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