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Adoption Group: Kinship Adoption

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Kinship Adoption

Kinship Adoption

For families dealing specifically with kinship adoption—whether due to the incapacity of or the death of the birth parents.

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  • Birdnest
    Separated father of birthsibs wants kids meet

    Advice needed… the father of. My son’s birthsibs has always caused us trouble…he and bm have split( he’s not my son’s bf and doesn’t know him) bm threatened kill herself…

    Adoption of Husband's nephew after mother passes

    Hi Everyone I am new to the Adoptive Families Circle and also new to adoption. I have 4 biological children of my own. My sister in law had a drug…

  • Lady Riché
    Adopting my husband's cousin's unborn baby

    My husband’s cousin is 35(currently 6 weeks pregnant) and unmarried with a 1 yr old son.  She still lives home with her mother and is currently pursuing a nursing degree…

  • Knr
    Trying to adopt my niece

    This is a long story, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I’ll try to shorten down, but if anyone had questions, I’m happy to provide more detail. My sister…

  • KinshipAdoption
    Preparing for the release of bf

    Our kiddo’s (D) BF will be released from prison in less than one year. He is a violent offender and was the reason D was removed from the home instantly…

  • kristenhaberkorn
    Help My Adoption Research!

    Hello friends of adoption! My name is Kristen Haberkorn and I am a graduate student and adoptee from the Communication Department at the Wake Forest University. I am writing to…

  • cyraem
    Has anyone dealt with kinship care and competing families?

    My two nephews are in the system and my husband and I have been pushing towards kinship care for a few months now (unfortunately the cps office local to their…

  • AriaEli
    feeling depressed and overwhelmed (just need to get this out)

    I don’t even know where to start. My mother has breast cancer and has been undergoing a VERY harsh treatment regimen and lives alone. Treatments and surgeries will be going on into November if not well beyond. My drug addicted neice is due with her baby in late September. I live 2hrs away from my hometown where both still live. I am the primary one driving both to doctors appointments and do frequent stays . Although my 87yr old grandmother has been stepping in on days she is able. I am very vigilant on making sure my niece gets what prenatal care she can, but she seems to be slipping more and more. On my last trip up to take care of my mother my neice ended up in the hospital due to her drug use. She recovered and baby is still kicking. Her baby will be removed from her care at the hospital when she gives birth, but she is incapable of understanding that. She is living in a 10-15 pump house with no insulation, yet runs away and refuses to live with anyone stable. She is 21 weeks along now and I am terrified she will go into premature labor. I have meth exposed nephews who where born at 25 weeks and I myself gave birth at 29 weeks dispite never having done drugs. I don’t know if I have the ability, stamina or mental fortitude to keep a stable home for my 4yr old, Take care of my mother as the chemo eats her away, give the skin to skin contact needed to drug exposed premie baby staying in the NICU an additional 2 hrs away from my home, and keep my niece from committing sucide after her baby is removed. I’ve wanted to adopt for years had started an adoption fundraiser,  was preparing for a homestudy. If I knew baby was going to be healthy and if I wasn’t dealing with my nieces mental health issues I know that I have the strength and support group needed to care for a baby and call in a patch work of reforcments for my mother. When thinking long term I know in my heart that my husband and I are the best possible home for this child. My head is screaming and I just needed to get this out.

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