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  1. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    I'm looking for some help here. A little background: I used to be a middle school teacher in the inner-city. I still keep in touch with some of my students. One in particular me and my family have taken care of over the last 5 years. She has spent weekends with us back when we lived in the...
  2. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    For those of you who (like me) have not quite gotten around to taxes yet. Here is a simple video with a strange narrator on the tax credit. Looks pretty easy, gonna try to do my own taxes..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQryETwRziA&feature=feedf
  3. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    I'm hoping to get some advice about how to respond to our 8 year old DD. She has lived with us for 2.5 years through a fairly informal arrangement with her birth mother, who is my sister. The adults (incl. birth dad) finally got everything squared away for her permanency plan and they signed...
  4. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Just wanted to move the conversation about abuse allegations and foster care away from the old thread, since it was a topic shift. Some have said that abuse allegations are overblown or that they can be dealt with by keeping as anonymous as possible. The fear is often that the bio parents will...
  5. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello. I am new to this board and am from North Carolina. We adopted an older child about 5 years ago and had a signed adoption assistance agreement. By federal law, the adoption assistance agreement is considered a contract which can only be amended if both parties agree. When we adopted our...
  6. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello, I was typing this out and accidentally hit something that erased everything, but i apologize if this comes through twice. I'm starting over now... We adopted a little girl from Ethiopia 11 months ago. She is now 19 months old. She has always been food obsessed. We have still made no...
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