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Forum: General Adoption Discussion

Topics of interest to the entire adoption community.

  1. False Abuse Allegations

    Child abuse is a national tragedy and greatly under-reported; however, many don't realize that 1/3 to 1/2 of all alerts are mistaken or unfounded. Learn why false allegations may occur, what parents can do, and where to find help. Continue reading False Abuse Allegations

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 11-22-2005 06:39 PM
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  2. I want to adopt my niece and I already have legal custody

    I have been guardian for my niece for 18 months now. She is 2. My sister told me last night that she wanted to give up parental rights. I talked to a lawyer today who told me it could cost up to $5000.00. That is money I do not have but would very much love to adopt my niece asap. Does anyone know...

    Started by jeramie‎, 12-17-2008 01:43 PM
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    03-25-2010, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  3. Adopting my sister's baby

    My husband and I have been thru many years of fertility issues, and lost our son after birth in May. We were considering trying IVF again, but the financial aspects are so trying. We are still paying for the first time when we got pregnant with our son. So my sister is single and had three children...

    Started by godswill4us‎, 10-13-2008 01:28 PM
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  4. Friendly or Honest Language?

    Adoption language is a sensitive topic, and Sandra Falconer Pace of the Canadian Council of Natural Mothers explores two separate movements - both targeted toward respect: 'positive' or 'friendly' language and 'honest' language. Continue reading Friendly or Honest Language?

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 08-20-2005 03:09 PM
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    08-06-2009, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Adoption Dissolution

    Adoption and Foster Care Glossary Continue reading Adoption Dissolution

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 10-18-2006 01:26 PM
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  6. How do you answer rude questions?

    For anyone involved in adoption, you will likely come across people at some point who either ask rude questions, make "expert" comments regarding adoption, or are just plain unsupportive. There are positive people too, don't get me wrong! Just for this conversation, we are focusing on the rude...

    Started by Crick‎, 03-24-2006 02:15 PM
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    08-22-2006, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Another day goes by!!!

    Wow, it's getting hard to even come here anymore. I have gotten to the point that I don't even want to think about adoption. I keep the door closed that enters into the room we have setup for "our child". I call DFACS and they seem cold and uncaring. They always say they don't know anything. ...

    Started by Soontobemom‎, 09-01-2006 05:38 AM
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    10-25-2006, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Thought provoking - your thoughts.

    I came across this post somewhere and it really made me think especially the first part about the phrase "not ready to parent"... "I've been thinking a lot about the phrase "not ready to parent". I wonder if that's what's really going on with those who use that expression to attempt to explain...

    Started by taramayrn‎, 04-03-2006 08:00 PM
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    07-23-2006, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  9. A Few Words on Words in Adoption

    Adoption educator Brenda Romanchik suggests ways to resolve some of the language differences that exist in adoption. Continue reading A Few Words on Words in Adoption

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 08-03-2005 11:32 AM
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    10-20-2005, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  10. The Forgotten Children

    Adopting HIV and drug-addicted children and AIDS orphans. Continue reading The Forgotten Children

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 08-04-2005 03:32 PM
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    10-15-2005, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  11. Are we 2nd best??

    This applies to everyone in the triad really... Does adoption make one feel like 2nd best? If you are an aparent, do you feel like you are the 2nd best parent? Or an adoptee, do you feel like 2nd best for not being born of your parents? Bmoms...do you get this feeling that because you are not...

    Started by Crick‎, 04-18-2006 09:20 AM
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  12. We Opened Our Adoption (chat transcript) p.2

    Our guests were Jody and Donnita, the adoptive and birth mothers of two boys in a closed, special needs adoption. They spoke with us about how they opened their adoption. Come listen in. Continue reading We Opened Our Adoption (chat transcript) p.2

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 07-08-2008 04:03 AM
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  13. A Question of Paternity

    UK-based research on "paternal discrepancy" was the subject of a recent Reuters Health news story. What is "paternal discrepancy?" According to the Reuters article, it's "when a child is identified as being biologically fathered by someone other that the man who believes he is the father," and the...

    Started by acrobat‎, 08-15-2005 02:14 PM
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    10-19-2005, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Want to Adopt? Watch Your Weight!

    International adoption can be full of surprises. Age, marital status, previous marriages, and even your weight can play a role in whether or not you receive approval. Check out some lesser known restrictions. Continue reading Want to Adopt? Watch Your Weight!

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 11-01-2005 09:06 AM
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  15. Can a brother adopt a sister's child?

    Ok, before I ask let me explain. My sister got pregnant, then married, and now divorced. Her ex wants to give up rights to the baby girl (she is 7months old); however, the judge will not allow this unless there is a "father" figure to adopt the child. That being said, and for the safety of the...

    Started by Riddler251‎, 09-22-2011 03:38 PM
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  16. The Family Tree School Project

    It's seems to be everywhere. At some point in our kids lives, they will come across this project or something similar. In my son's case, it's a time line of his life thus far. (He's in 1st grade.) So, how do we as parent handle these project? How do they make adoptees feel? I would love to...

    Started by ajjhmf‎, 02-03-2007 08:05 AM
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    04-08-2008, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  17. Risk in Adoption

    The possibility a hoped-for adoption will not go through is a risk faced by most adopting parents. Learn about risk in adoption, what it means, and how to evaluate your own situation. Continue reading Risk in Adoption

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 12-01-2005 03:40 PM
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    04-03-2010, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Going Crazy

    Hi everyone. I was just wondering how long it took your homestudies to be approved after they were turned in. We have been waiting for two months, and they never tell us anything. We have to call and beg for information. This is getting emotionally frustrating and I don't know how to get the...

    Started by Soontobemom‎, 07-07-2006 02:52 PM
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    07-23-2006, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Email Lists

    Adoption-related email lists for members of the extended community and those who love and support them. Continue reading Email Lists

    Started by ArticleBot‎, 09-19-2005 02:46 PM
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    08-31-2010, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  20. Exclamation Good cause for reversing adoption!

    When I was 15 I was coerced to put my child up for adoption. Now at 29 I have been married for over 7 years and am successful and have a small family. My daughter (adopted out) was adopted by an uncle & his wife. I have always had contact with her ( as a cousin) and my other children know that she...

    Started by danielle2343‎, 11-26-2006 12:22 AM
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    12-03-2006, 09:39 AM Go to last post

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