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    Default What's going on in the adoption/foster world?

    We finished our classes through the county, and now we have to get our homestudy done. We are hoping to adopt 1-4 children from foster care, and in a few years do international adoption.

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    Congrats on getting through the classes, we have done some of ours. It is hard right now for us to get to the classes as I work 2nd shift and of course that is when the classes are.
    We are currently #10 on the list and will move to #7 when 3 placements ahead of us become final.

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    Seadream--that's sooo exciting! As you may remember, both of my sons were adopted from Korea. I love, love, love hearing adoption stories! I had a talk with my oldest this morning (he's almost six) about birth mothers. He then told me that out of all the moms in the world, he's glad he got me. Tugs right at the heartstrings. Makes it all better when he's beating his brother over the head with something a few hours later!!

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    congrats with finishing your classes. my dh & i are foster parents for the state of indiana. we have 4 kids of our own & 2 foster kids.....yes 6 kids!!!! good luck adopting. so many kids need good home, you are a true angel!!

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    We're waiting for foster or fost/adopt placement. I don't know what I should buy; I guess I'll rush out and get everything we need at the time but it seems like it will be hard to find good deals, coupons, etc. at the last minute like that. I bought a Moby wrap today that I can use with a baby I've been babysitting for. Hope it will save my wrists!

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    We have moved up to #6 now and we have our home visit set up for July 13th.
    Yikes...we have exactly 3 weeks to get our bedroom remodel done and the whole house cleaned and straightened up from this remodel project.

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    That's wonderful! My Dh and I hope to adopt someday...will be several years from now...we're trying to be patient. It's encouraging to read your story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadream View Post
    We have moved up to #6 now and we have our home visit set up for July 13th.
    Yikes...we have exactly 3 weeks to get our bedroom remodel done and the whole house cleaned and straightened up from this remodel project.
    How did your home visit go?

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    Talking We got our bundle of joy!

    We finally got the call: a healthy, newborn baby boy. Picked him up from the hospital a few hours after he was born. Yay!! Now to stay frugal with the new demands on my time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzie View Post
    We finally got the call: a healthy, newborn baby boy. Picked him up from the hospital a few hours after he was born. Yay!! Now to stay frugal with the new demands on my time...


    wonderful news!

    just curious: how long did the process take you from start to finish? was it through an agency or state?

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    Congratulations!

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    Thanks folks! We are beside ourselves with joy. The journey began seven years ago with trying to get pregnant, fertility treatment, and all that stuff. We started the adoption process about one year and one week from placement. It was through the county. We did foster care for a 2 1/2 year old and we did respite care for a foster infant for a few months. I got the feeling that doing foster care gave us a bump up on the adoptions list but I have no real proof of that and it's probably just a weird preference among our group of social workers. Also, we were told at one point that everyone ahead of us wanted a girl. We got a boy. He's perfect!!!!

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    Congratulations, fizzie! That's so exciting.

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    Congratulations on the little one!!

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    Congratulations on your new baby!

    DH and I are just finishing up our dossier to be sent to Colombia. Then we have about a three year wait! I'm trying not get impatient yet, I've got a long way to go!

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