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  • lamac
    Daughter Asking for a Sibling - What do we do?

    We adopted our daughter, who is now 3 and a half, at birth. Recently she has been telling us that she wants a baby brother. I suspect that this is…

  • KNS146
    EM not going to doctor for 4 weeks in 8th month of pregnancy?

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal for a expectant mother? Our social worker called to give us a update of our EM and she had a appt today,…

  • KNS146
    Just matched! Feel its not real. Is that normal?

    We were just matched after 2 1/2 years of waiting!! I thought I would feel different. We are super excited but it doesn’t seem real yet. Is this normal? Our…

  • CoquatMom
    Married Moms Needed for Study

    Married moms…. please consider participation in a dissertation research study that will examine perceptions of parental competence and satisfaction for mothers of adopted or non-adopted children.  To participate or find…

  • CoquatMom
    Research Study Opportunity

    RESEARCH STUDY Participants NEEDED Mothers…. please consider participation in a dissertation research study that will examine perceptions of parental competence and satisfaction for mothers of adopted or non-adopted children. To…

  • Barbara Herel
    Interviewees needed for Birth Sibling article for AF

    For the purpose of this article, I’d like to focus on families that domestically adopted their children as infants or from foster care. I’ve seen stats that say 71 percent of adopted children have known birth siblings, and another 14 percent couldn’t rule out the possibility. I’ve also heard that it varies, but, for some adoptees, birth sibling relationships are as or more important to them than birth parent relationships. Yet sometimes it’s hard for adoptive parents to talk about birth siblings with their kids. Hard for birth parents too. However, talking about or possibly opening contact with birth siblings“whether being raised by one or both of the birth parents, another birth family member, another foster or adoptive family“are important matters for our families. That’s why I’m looking to speak to: 1.Adoptive Parents with limited or no contact with their child’s birth siblings 2.Adoptive Parents with contact 3.Birth Parents with contact who are parenting as well 4.Older Teen/Adult Adoptees on how they think about their birth siblings If you’re interested in contributing or have further questions, please email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_LGSzWEPvw2').innerHTML = output; //]]> . Write “Birth Siblings” in the subject line. Thank you so much for your consideration! ~ Barbara A little about me: I’m a freelance writer and a mom through domestic open adoption. I’ve written several articles for Adoptive Families magazine, and other places like Scary Mommy. I also write the Improv Mom blog on Adoptive Families Circle.

  • misssuey
    Looking for Agencies

    Can anyone suggest adoption agencies for domestic adoption?  We live in New York/Long Island. Thanks in advance!

  • Beckygirl318
    Adoption revoked??

    We adopted through the state in early August. BM continues to cause trouble. The newest is she is telling everyone her and the BF has got a lawyer and are…

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