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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-06-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By othermother109
Dog gone it! I wasn't getting any notifications...

Dog gone it! I wasn't getting any notifications that there were replies... Oh well.

I'm glad you love it. Me too!
 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-28-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
I can't remember the name of the book or woman,...

I can't remember the name of the book or woman, but I sent out an e-mail query to people in my foster parent group. I'll post if someone remembers. I just remember being angry that such a ridiculous...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
After the adoption was finalized they could take...

After the adoption was finalized they could take the child back? How incredibly awful! If I'd had that risk, I wouldn't have gone through foster-adopt either. 
 
The pain that men and women go...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
Thank you, QueenJane for your very thoughtful...

Thank you, QueenJane for your very thoughtful response. I expect that if you are guaranteed a legally-adoptable child, and can afford it, that would be the way to go.  The heartbreak factor must be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
I just realized how that sounded. I apologize....

I just realized how that sounded. I apologize. It definitely is not exceptionally good that so many children come into care. What is good is that the county workers truly care about both the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
Oh, I do agree. It can be very hard and I've had...

Oh, I do agree. It can be very hard and I've had heart-breaking things happen to friends. I guess, perhaps what I'm asking is... It seems like a lot of people try out-of-country adoptions first....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,723
Posted By othermother109
I am white and my son's birth parents were from...

I am white and my son's birth parents were from Mexico. The question I get most often is, "Are you his real mom?" What I do is give them a puzzled look, poke at my arm as if to see if it's solid,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By othermother109
This is something I've wondered for a long time....

This is something I've wondered for a long time. I don't know anyone who has gone through an out-of-country adoption, so I'm very curious. My process went so well through foster care that I wonder...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By othermother109
IncompetentHousewife I just read your post on...

IncompetentHousewife
I just read your post on another thread and I've got to say, incompetent just doesn't go with the way you write. :)
 
I am "Carolyn Nash." That's my pen name. I'm so sorry...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By othermother109
Incompetent Housewife. I take issue with your...

Incompetent Housewife. I take issue with your name choice. Your essay above is beautiful and I cannot see ANY signs that "incompetent" is a good name for you. I'm so glad it's working out for you...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By othermother109
I wish I could say the waiting gets easier, but...

I wish I could say the waiting gets easier, but it doesn't. Just keep posting so you can have a place to vent where everyone understands and truly feels for you.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By othermother109
Thank you, Carol!

Thank you, Carol!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By othermother109
Mom31, I think it's awesome that you can and are...

Mom31, I think it's awesome that you can and are willing to share your experiences.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By othermother109
Elsie, that was a lovely thought and I'm glad...

Elsie, that was a lovely thought and I'm glad you shared it. It's such a good thing to hold onto when you get frustrated or afraid. Even if a child only comes to you for a day, you are giving them...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-09-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By othermother109
ElsieKorson: The waiting for placement was also...

ElsieKorson: The waiting for placement was also SO hard. I remember I kept trying not to bother the education director (and heart and soul of our county's foster care group) with my worries, but...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By othermother109
Oh my, I remember this feeling so well. My son...

Oh my, I remember this feeling so well. My son came to me at 3 weeks old and it was love at first site, even though I knew that there was a reunification plan in place. It was agonizing. I can't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By othermother109
I just saw this, Lauren. Thank you....

I just saw this, Lauren. Thank you. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By othermother109
I noticed that you do not want to consider...

I noticed that you do not want to consider adopting from foster care. Both of my sons came to me from foster care and I wouldn't change it for the world. Can you tell me why you aren't considering...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By othermother109
I am a single adoptive parent, also. My older...

I am a single adoptive parent, also. My older son is now 21; he came to me when he was just under four. I also have a son 6-1/2 (the 1/2 is extremely important to him!) who came to me when he was 3...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-20-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By othermother109
Carol, I would be pleased to write a guest post...

Carol, I would be pleased to write a guest post for your blog. Please contact me at othermother109@gmail.com and let me know what you're looking for.
 
Thanks for contacting me!
 
Carolyn Nash...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By othermother109
Thank you for taking a look. I'm sorry it made...

Thank you for taking a look. I'm sorry it made you cry, but also glad that it moved you.
 
Did you know you can download free software from Amazon so that you can read any Kindle e-book on your...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-15-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By othermother109
Hello all,   I've written a book about...

Hello all,
 
I've written a book about raising my son, who had been severely traumatized before he came to me at age 3-1/2. I've heard from a large number of foster/adoptive parents that our story...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-22-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By othermother109
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-13-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By othermother109
Some time ago I posted about a blog I was doing...

Some time ago I posted about a blog I was doing about raising my son. He came to me at three after being horrifically abused. It's eighteen years later, we are doing well, and the blog has become a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-13-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By othermother109
Oh, and Marinak?  I noticed your location...

Oh, and Marinak?  I noticed your location (surrounded by border collies).  Have you read Angelo's Journey by Leland Dirks?  It's on Amazon.  It's about a border collie's (imagined) journey home...
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