"Keep in mind that you employer has to justify not allowing your FMLA as an essential employee. FMLA is protected by the government for whatever that is worth. Also you can try requesting special accommodations from your HR department and again they…"
"Thanks for sharing because the wait is extremely difficult. I obtained a Homestudy with the hope of adopting a specific child but the situation changed when I began the training. I have inquired about other children since that time but I often hear…"
"Our last trip was two years ago. My general opinion is the same as always. As long as you stay alert to your surroundings as in big city you should be fine. There are always the exceptions to the rules. The private tour operator we took to Antigua…"
"Stick with it Penny. We had a rough experience ourselves. We decided to go international through a Guatemala program. We identified our son at 1 month old and did not get to bring him home until 16 months. It was a long process filled with…"
"as my wife has posted in other locations around the AV site, we liked the birthmother and she liked us and so after a couple tense days of waiting, she decided to choose us. we've spent quite a bit of time with her since then, gotten to know…"
"Hello Elizabeth. My wife and brought home our son from Guatemala in December 2007. We too have many friends with kids but no close friends who have adopted but we do have family who adopted domestically. Our son was 16 months when we brought him…"
"For our son we did a little bit of both. We had a name we like Noah Andrew. After identifying him we found out his given name was Angel Gabriel. We wanted to keep the connection so we settled on Noah Andrew Gabriel."
"We submitted our initial paperwork for domestic adoption 1 year and 1 month ago, but it took til January to get all the paperwork done, so it's technically only been 10 months but it does feel like forever. Add to that the years spent trying to…"