Adoptive Mothers

Moms who have adopted or getting ready to adopt. Going through the journey of open adoption together.

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Adoption, and Reactive attachment disorder.

My son, whom I adopted at the age of 3, was placed with me at the age of two. ( a week after his second birthday). Has recently been diagnosed with this, as well as ODD. Any...

Started by Melany on 02/19/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 11/15/2009 by Lisa

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20 Questions

Why are so many of the questions on the "20 Questions" profile only applicable to pregnancy? Whether or not you conceived the child you are raising, if 90% of parenting occurs...

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Started by Colleen on 07/09/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 10/21/2009 by Mindy

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hoping

We just went through a rough patch. We were so close to adopting 2 little boys, but it just didn't work out. Obviously it was for the best. We are kind of burnt out on...

Started by User on 05/14/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 09/29/2009 by Kim

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My son had a break down yesterday.

My son who is almost 9, but also gifted (so very high level conversationalist) had a break down today while we were cleaning his room. I was helping him because, yet again, it...

Started by Sonya on 08/24/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 09/08/2009 by Jami

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Terminology and Cross-Cultural understanding

It can be difficult enough trying to encourage those around us to use positive language when referring to adoption when we're located in a progressive country well-accustomed to...

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Started by Colleen on 07/15/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/20/2009 by P

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fear of leaving baby

I can not tell you how happy I am to find this group!!! I have a 4 1/2 month adopted son. He is my whole world. I have this over whelming fear that if I leave the baby even with...

Started by Dila on 08/17/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/20/2009 by P

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new to group

Hi I am new to the group. I am an adoptive mother of two sisters ages 3 & 8 1/2mo. After our first daughter was placed with us I became a stay at home mom...one of my best...

Started by Shannon on 08/06/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/19/2009 by Cathy

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Open adoption with a toddler - ICPC

My husband and I are in the process of a parental placement adoption. Our soon-to-be daughter will be 2 in January, and lives out of state. I was wondering if anyone else has...

Started by Nichole on 12/14/2008 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/10/2009 by P

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single mum need to know how !!!

i need to know how to get her adopted,she is just three months old and i really want to do this,i was not ready for this so i need to do it.

Started by Hilda on 07/22/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/09/2009 by Michele

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new to the group

Hello everyone, my name is Sandy and i am the mother of a wonderful six year old little girl, Ellie. After several years of infertility we have decided to adopt. We are...

Started by Sandy on 07/15/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 08/06/2009 by Shannon

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Hello adoptive moms!

Hi there, I started this adoptive moms circle a few months ago as I noticed there wasn\'t anything about adoptive moms for this site. My husband and I have been in the middle...

Started by Karen on 01/14/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 06/25/2009 by Christina

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Birth Mother stress

Hi ladies, I have never posted on this board before, but something is bothering me and wanted to get your opinions. Here's the story: My husband and I were matched with our...

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Started by Heather on 05/06/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 06/05/2009 by Michele

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Hi! Another newbie!

Hi! My name is Mandy and my husband and I are in the process of our 1st adoption, a little girl from Ethiopia. We are awaiting court and just can't wait to get her home! I...

Started by Mandy on 01/09/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 06/05/2009 by Michele

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Anger in adopted son. Help.

Hi Eden here. We adopted our son in an open adoption. Although there are many benefits to open adoption, sometimes it makes things complicated. For example, we don't know what...

Started by Eden on 05/02/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 05/06/2009 by Eden

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"Birth Mother's Day"

FYI to all adoptive moms: "Birth Mother's Day" is May 9th this year. It is always on Saturday, the day before Mother's Day. We have started sending a special gift to my...

Started by Niki on 04/29/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 05/04/2009 by Niki

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Finalization Day Ideas

Hello all! My daughter's finalization hearing is coming up next month. She'll be 7 months old at the time. We've been trying to come up with something special to give her......

Started by Ashley on 04/14/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 04/29/2009 by Denise

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Newbie

Hi, My husband and I adopted our son 2 years ago. It was a bit of an unorthidox adoption. We met Erich's birthmom through a friend.. She was having problems with drugs and...

Started by Sondi on 04/16/2009 in Adoptive Mothers

Last update on 04/23/2009 by Kaitlin