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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By lamamax3
We sent ours out after placement/before...

We sent ours out after placement/before finalization (with our social workers blessing). We worded it by saying he was born on ____ and welcomed home on _____.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-02-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,971
Posted By lamamax3
I'm so happy for you guys and your son! I was...

I'm so happy for you guys and your son! I was getting so upset reading the thread, and now I'm tearing up at the conclusion.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-06-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By lamamax3
Thanks for the replies! We are thinking we'll...

Thanks for the replies! We are thinking we'll say yes, but it's still a scary proposition. It's conditional on the expectant father being in agreement anyway. Our social worker wants to meet with...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By lamamax3
The short story is that we have four kids-three...

The short story is that we have four kids-three bio and one adopted. Our child's bmom is expecting again and has asked if we would adopt the new baby too. First, we are immensely happy to know that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By lamamax3
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I love two year olds :) ...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I love two year olds :)  Enjoy your new little girl!!!!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-24-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By lamamax3
ADORABLE!!!!

ADORABLE!!!!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By lamamax3
I used Blurb.com You download the free software...

I used Blurb.com You download the free software and create your book on your own computer, then upload it when it's complete.  We only needed one copy (after years of waiting, we did update things...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-21-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Posted By lamamax3
I find myself in a really unusual situation in...

I find myself in a really unusual situation in regards to our transracial adoption.  I had researched so much about raising a black child in a white family, but our new son has thrown me for a loop...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By lamamax3
We have always been thrilled with the ethical...

We have always been thrilled with the ethical ways our agency handles things.  The focus is the emom, and either her choice to place or to parent.  If she wants to parent, they help her get whatever...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By lamamax3
We started this journey in June of 2008, and I'm...

We started this journey in June of 2008, and I'm thrilled to say that we brought our new son home last Thursday!  He turned 6 months on Friday and is a total delight.  He seems to feel right at...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By lamamax3
We're using a non-profit agency for a private...

We're using a non-profit agency for a private adoption.  We are open on race, so we were placed in the minority program.  The fees are based on a sliding scale with your income, so our fees are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-19-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By lamamax3
Congratulations!  I hope the nursing goes well...

Congratulations!  I hope the nursing goes well :)  Enjoy your new son.

 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-05-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By lamamax3
Then maybe I wasn't clear.  Discussing the dress...

Then maybe I wasn't clear.  Discussing the dress issue was meant to highlight the fact that adopted children are never considered the same as biological children, unless he or she was also breastfed...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-01-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By lamamax3
My dad is from Iran, so that entire side is...

My dad is from Iran, so that entire side is Muslim.  In the religion, an adopted child is not truly a part of the family, unless he or she is breastfed by the adoptive mother.  Women (beginning when...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-12-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By lamamax3
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By lamamax3
We have been emailing with a SW in our state...

We have been emailing with a SW in our state about adopting from foster care.  They don't have separate paths here :(  We want to keep the age range between 1 and 3, and they told us that we would...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-18-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
I know.  My husband is so cool and level-headed...

I know.  My husband is so cool and level-headed about the whole thing.  He just says that we'll do whatever they make us do :)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,017
Posted By lamamax3
I teach a parenting class (The Nurturing...

I teach a parenting class (The Nurturing Parenting Program) for our local hospital.  We have only dealt with either intact families who are looking for help or families who have been ordered to take...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
Just wanted to throw in this link to an article...

Just wanted to throw in this link to an article titled Sociopathic Parenting (http://www.naturalchild.org/james_kimmel/sociopathic_parenting.html) to back up my thoughts.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
Amazingly, even though my sister is in the legal...

Amazingly, even though my sister is in the legal system, there has never been anyone checking up on the status of her children.  Maybe because she has wealthy parents and extended family to help,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
 As the mom of a child who faced neglect...



As the mom of a child who faced neglect while with her birth family, I understand your anger and frustration.  And I am so sorry you are in such a bad place, but I am honestly confused.  You are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-11-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
Well, this might have been the closest we will...

Well, this might have been the closest we will ever get.  Mom had Baby this weekend and thinks she's going to parent.  All of her reasons for pursuing adoption (better life for her four other kids,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By lamamax3
Honestly, it came down to a few simple reasons. ...

Honestly, it came down to a few simple reasons.  We were 100% against working with a for-profit agency.  We have a tight budget.  We wanted to work in state.  That left us with two choices.  We went...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-03-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By lamamax3
After two and a half years of waiting, we have...

After two and a half years of waiting, we have now been chosen by an expectant mother to adopt her baby.  I refuse to use the term "matched" because our agency avoids the language, and it seems to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By lamamax3
I'm so sorry for you and your daughter and the...

I'm so sorry for you and your daughter and the little girl whose grandparents couldn't decide immediately to adopt her or let her go.
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