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  1. Make your child start Reading.
  2. Can we talk about kinship care?
  3. Isolated Secular Fost/Adopt Mother in Oregon
  4. Adoption vs. Foster Care
  5. Possible kinship care situation
  6. Being a foster parent is not easy.
  7. Good fit and/or adoption experiences (older teens, especially)
  8. Visits with friends/how to reassure parents?
  9. Adoptive parents? Reach out??
  10. Looking for Foster Parents Willing to Talk about Experiences
  11. need some advice...
  12. First time foster parents, potentially fostering a teen
  13. Need help finding counseling, child care and tutoring
  14. Need HELP from supportive foster parents!
  15. Where to start with adoption?
  16. State By State Guide to Foster Care Resources
  17. State By State Guide to Foster Care Resources
  18. Share Stories About How You Started Fostering
  19. Custody of Niece
  20. May is National Foster Care Month: We need your help!
  21. Transracial Adoption?
  22. Adopt a 4 year old that was Possibly sexually abused?
  23. Bedrooms?
  24. Trying for foster to adopt....again
  25. Divorce, Home Study, Time Frame, so Many Questions...
  26. Extended Family Not Supportive
  27. Talking to my 8 and 10 year old bio kids about foster-adopt
  28. First Time Foster Parent
  29. Foster Care and Daycare in CA
  30. Need Perspective
  31. Home Study: How honest should I be?
  32. Single Foster Parenting in Texas
  33. Prospects on Adopting through Foster System
  34. Foster Care licensing process
  35. Step-parent adoption in CA
  36. Older Child Wanting To Be Treated Younger?
  37. Aunt Taking Care of Nephews
  38. Somewhat legal question please
  39. Foster care to avoid CPS?
  40. Quick question
  41. New to forum and just need support
  42. Single Parent Fostering?!
  43. First time mother, fostering... Tips?
  44. Upcoming adoption
  45. looking for advice
  46. Please Help. Adoption Research.
  47. Adoption questions please help!!
  48. Group That Sends Cheerful Mail To Children
  49. When adoption goes wrong
  50. This is what can happen when a child is not told they are adopted
  51. Must both parents be licensed to have a foster child?
  52. Anyone willing to answer some questions?
  53. potty training recently placed child
  54. Racism and raising black foster children in Baltimore
  55. Preparing room for first placement
  56. Bank Of America: Better Money Habits
  57. kinship care 12y.o.
  58. foster care - home study
  59. From Foster Care to Adoption Research Study
  60. Kinship Care Home Study in Texas
  61. Newbie here
  62. Reading material, advice
  63. Do foster parents in your state make money by fostering?
  64. International adoption?
  65. Relinquishing Custody to Foster Care
  66. How to help a 1.5 y.o. to transition to new home?
  67. Foster Care Parents Bill of Rights Act Project
  68. Adding teens to a family with an infant?
  69. old timer looking for support
  70. Can a nonbiological child be added to my lease if I have subsidized housing?
  71. Kinship Caregiver in Texas in need of help about visitations
  72. New Foster Parent with a question.
  73. When bio family no longer wants contact, but adoptive DD does
  74. Family Choices Study
  75. Can you help?
  76. Adjustment to Parenting
  77. State won't grant subsidy and threatened to take the kids!
  78. Foster Care books
  79. How likely to adopt?
  80. Ideas for birth mom letter
  81. petition to limit # of times kids can be sent back to abusive parents
  82. Any of you guys blogging?
  83. How to answer the question - How many kids do you have?
  84. Private fostering? Going to raise my cousin's baby for ~2yrs - any advice?
  85. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
  86. gift basket for new parents
  87. Considering Adoption
  88. Just need to talk to someone...
  89. Need attachment help to keep our fost-adopt family together
  90. Pretty funny: If you wouldn't say it about a boob job, don't say it about adoption.....
  91. Curious about the process
  92. Frustrations with Child not wanting to follow rules
  93. New **looking for referrals/experiences foster to adopt Houston Tx
  94. Fostering Preschoolers.
  95. ReMoved (short movie)
  96. Looking to adopt at some point
  97. ONLY 20 MORE RESPONSES NEEDED - Adoptive & Foster Parents: I want your opinion on family diversity in children's advertising
  98. Excited!!!
  99. How did you choose?
  100. Intercountry adoption cost breakdown?
  101. Adopting with young biological kids
  102. Adopting from China with history of Psych Ward stay?
  103. Question about current children
  104. 2014 thread adoption thread
  105. Fantastic Article about Post-Adoption Blues and Depression
  106. PTSD/RAD survey
  107. Naming Question
  108. TN - Foster Care & No Vax
  109. Relationships with Birth parents?
  110. inducing lcatation for adoptive baby
  111. LA Birthmothers Meetup!
  112. Adoption/Foster/Starting Out Chit Chatty Thread Extravaganza 2014
  113. international adoption and vaccination
  114. Spacing between adopted children
  115. Spacing between adopted children
  116. Does a bottle ring exist for using standard nipples with wide neck bottles?
  117. Adoption Annual conference
  118. Is there any foster adopt families out there from Idaho?
  119. parent health / work status and adoption
  120. Can an (relatively) older child be AP'ed?
  121. BF and Fostering?
  122. adopted a Special Needs boy age 15
  123. Need advice. Moving to another state with foster kids.
  124. Step Parent Adoption
  125. desperately searching for my son
  126. To the Los Angeles County area Lurkers.
  127. Can I get guardianship or custody of my younger cousins?
  128. Foster mom thinking of adopting
  129. DHS Retailiation against foster parents - myth or reality?
  130. Just want a break....
  131. what exactly is a Home Study?
  132. Im lost!
  133. Babywearing is for foster and adoptive parents too! Check out the contest
  134. question about foster/adopt
  135. Have you seen this video yet? what do you think?
  136. Adopting a teen?
  137. Did you see this??
  138. I don't know if I can do this anymore.
  139. Hello- Planning to Foster
  140. Fears about adopting after having a biological child...
  141. Having a biological child after adoption
  142. What do you tell an adopted foster child?
  143. Is it ever a good idea to separate siblings?
  144. Not Sure I Can (or Should) Do It
  145. First foster placement - Need support/encouragment
  146. Foster/Adopt need advice PLEASE!!!
  147. Anyone else have a kid with RAD?
  148. My adopted son went back to his bio family.
  149. infertility research opportunity
  150. Adoptive breastfeeding of child from Ethiopia story
  151. new with questions about fostering and foster to adopt
  152. Nice adoption article Shonda Rhimes "How Adoption Changed Me"
  153. Questions about relative adoption in NC
  154. Step parent adoption home study
  155. Nia Vardalos "Instant Adoption"
  156. infertility research opportunity
  157. Finalized!
  158. Looking for book ideas for children, what are your kids favorites?
  159. Formula feeding
  160. Is is possible for older parents without much money to adopt?
  161. Hosting an Eastern European Orphan
  162. When your child's birthmom parents, then places, then parents again
  163. Fear and frustration
  164. Advice for a Foster Family
  165. Will this exclude us?
  166. help answer a few AP adoption questions?
  167. when im 18 can i adopt my 13 yr old sister
  168. New guardian in seek of advice...
  169. Don't know what to do with 16 month old
  170. Nursing an adopted infant
  171. Finding the right family...
  172. Trying to Adopt/Foster 2013 Chat Thread.
  173. Finalized!
  174. Is the situation with Russia and the adoption ban affecting anyone here?
  175. Finalized
  176. Where are the stickies???
  177. tell me about the home study? why do some call it "invasive"
  178. Other foster families what have you done re: setting up a room that might not be used for a long time
  179. who has a great adoption via foster care blog to share (or one they love)
  180. opinions and thoughts please? reading list...
  181. How NOT To Drop The 'A Bomb' (The 3 Minute Adoption Etiquette Guide)
  182. foster parents best use of time before training? (books, etc)
  183. i know i posted this before -- but -- any foster families in Missiouri
  184. Holding food in mouth...
  185. Foster a young girl from Afghanistan
  186. International adoption into a non-vax family...medical records...small home...
  187. Transracial adoption resources?
  188. Adopting my foster-neice.
  189. Just wanted to stop in...
  190. Would you foster in our situation?
  191. Age Limits to Adoption
  192. Adoption gift ideas?
  193. Extended family(grandparents ect..) have bonding issues with non-blood children??
  194. Scared and a little frustrated
  195. Potential match, potential special needs
  196. Dedicated to these selfless people
  197. therapeutic foster care
  198. Open to adopting this unborn to another mama/family...what is possible?
  199. Finally going to be parents! but question...
  200. We finalized our adoption yesterday!
  201. this adoption forum so good,thanks
  202. Foster Adopt, Down Syndrome, and other special needs question
  203. Military Family Looking for info on Adopting in Florida
  204. On the topic of annoying things people say to adoptive parents
  205. Thank you for you help
  206. Thank you for this site.
  207. Teenage Open Adoption Issues
  208. Adopt Domestically, Internationally, or Have another kid. I'm really torn...
  209. How adoption is portrayed in books (about animals) ... does it make you uncomfortable?
  210. Adoption agencies that are ok with us conceiving while adopting?
  211. Upsetting adoption situation in my family (favoritism, detachment)
  212. Teen adoption/foster success story
  213. adoption of grandson in state facility put in by dcfs from foster home
  214. Should I switch to county?
  215. Adoption and choosing the sex of your child
  216. Can child be placed in a foster home before licensing is completed?
  217. Fostering newborns unearths strong emotions about biology
  218. Potentially excited
  219. First placement? What am I getting myself in to?
  220. Loss in an adopted newborn
  221. Agencies that charge at match
  222. seperation anxiety
  223. Foster Parents -- How Much Do You Worry?
  224. TTA (trying to adopt) Chat Thread
  225. Trauma/Loss in an adopted newborn - Update!
  226. Experienced Foster Mamas: Do you take 'breaks' from fostering? How do you do it?
  227. GLBT Foster Care Adoption
  228. what is the real deal about fostering to adopt?
  229. Party to celebrate son's adoption?
  230. Resources for parenting troubled kids who are NOT RAD
  231. How Can I Approach a Mom About Giving Us Custody? LONG!!
  232. Adopting as a Christian.
  233. 3 beautiful waiting kids in Uganda...
  234. When do you start inducing lactation?
  235. Potty Issues
  236. Is there a good resource for dealing with "sibling" rivalry between foster kids?
  237. Questions about childcare and foster adoption
  238. Employment history concerns with fostering
  239. Our Newest Addition
  240. Breast feeding your adopted newborn?
  241. choosing an agency (IA)
  242. Placement Question: Siblings together vs. granparent placement?
  243. Concerned about foster sons eatting habits
  244. House Rule Changes for Soon-to-Foster family?
  245. Gender preference adoption issues
  246. IA vs foster-to-opt for "older" child (not that old, like pre-school) how did you choose?
  247. foster parents in need of help with four year old foster child
  248. Should we be hopeful?
  249. Waiting - how do you endure?
  250. Will taking in my nieces ruin my daughter's life?