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by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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by on Jun. 22, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Hello. I am in the process of adopting my sister's son. Its a very long story. My nephew/son is due august 6. My sister is set on the adoption but the bio father is another story.... we are scared they will change thier mind which they have every right to do so. I am lost on how to feel. We have a six year old son and he's the only boy on either side and hes been begging for a for two years now. Either way this baby will be loved as either a son or nephew. If anyone has adopted from a sibling i would love to hear your story. I am scared this will cause a rift later in years sis
by New Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Hi, I am Elizabeth.  My husband and I decided not to have biological kids, but instead, we plan to adopt a sibling pair/group (prefer school-aged).  We are just beginning the process and will attend our 1st Orientation session soon.  We want to adopt foster kids because I was a foster kid who was adopted when I was 8 years old, so it is very special to me!  I live in California and am trying to get "real" experiences from othe families in California.  How long did it take for you from start to finish?  How often do kids get placed with a family only to be removed because their birth family came forward to adopt them?  I am so worried about that!  I want a low-risk placement.  Any advice from California adoptive moms?

by New Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 4:35 AM
Hi! My name is Kasi and my partner and I adopted a very handsome medically needy little boy from foster care last year. Zackery is 7 yrs old now. We began our search as soon as Florida made it legal to do so. We technically have a closed adoption but he has a sister being raised by her father in another state that we keep contact with. Thus, bringing about other extended family. I am very lucky in the aspect of they respect boundaries and have no contact with him..just me. I look forward to hearing about all your different experiences.
by New Member on Jul. 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Hi my name is Divia.

I'm currently in the process of adopting three children from foster care. I have ones bio son and am new to the group. I look forward to chatting with you ladies.
by New Member on Jul. 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Hi all, 

My name is Amber and I have 2 beautiful boys ages 11 & 7. However My husbad and I are would like to extend our family. I really want to help a child that is this world in need of a loving family. I am perfectly healthy and I am capable of having my own biological child, but this experience would be so much more benefical for a child who needs love, a family, a mother, siblings, father compared to just having my own when there are hundreds of children that need care and love. Just starting this process and doing my research so I decided to join this group. 

Wish me well and I hope to gain alot of helpful insight from other parents who adopted.

by on Jul. 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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Hello, my name is Susan.  we are adopting our 7 year old great niece.  We have three grown children. I am excited to do it all again!  

by New Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Hello. My name is Stephani and I am the mom to Emma (stillborn July 2009) and I'm in the process of adopting a little girl with Down syndrome who currently lives in Eastern Europe.

by New Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Hi! My name is Andrea and my husband and I are hoping to adopt a baby domestically. We are working with DCF, but are looking into private adoption as well. Looking forward to getting more "real" information from those already in the process and those who have adopted.
by New Member on Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Hi my name is Christina, I'm new to cafe moms and adoptive moms. I'm just starting the process and would love any advice on private vs agency. I live in Orange County, California
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