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Started this discussion. Last reply by michelle Mar 11, 2010.

Judging myself
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Drinkwine Sep 8, 2009.

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Elise Minter commented on Missy Romeis's group The Big WAIT
"My husband and I have been a wainting family for a year now. We've had 1 failed placement and 2 failed matches. It's been a long emotional year but we are confident that our baby is out there!"
May 3, 2011
Elise Minter joined Two to Me's group
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Toddler Adoption

For anyone who has adopted a toddler, whether domestically or internationally. To talk about the ups and downs of parenting an adopted toddler.See More
May 3, 2011
Elise Minter commented on Rob Webb's group Adoption Fundraising
"We had a silent auction at our church this past weekend. We made $1628 in 3 hours!!!! I never thought it would go so well. So in the fall we are looking to have a sausage sale. The church is really into their BBQ sales but that's the mens…"
Mar 24, 2011
Elise Minter commented on Missy Romeis's group The Big WAIT
"Congrats Gabrielle...what a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years gift to your entire family!!! What an exciting time for you all!"
Nov 9, 2010
Elise Minter commented on Missy Romeis's group The Big WAIT
"God is very active in our lives lately. Last Sunday I was approached by a member in our church that the mother of a child she is fostering is pregnant again and due to deliver in January and is unable to keep the baby. So she and our Pastor are…"
Nov 8, 2010
Elise Minter replied to Erica Moyer's discussion any advice on how to write a birthmother letter?
"I completely agree with these ladies a far as labeling your letter. We did ours as Dear Expectant Parent(s). Also another thing to remember is don't give them a blow by blow. People tend to lose interest the longer it is. Definately include key…"
Sep 16, 2010
Elise Minter replied to Joanne's discussion Facebook???
"Not sure what my link is but you can find me on facebook under Elise Minter Voisine. Please put that you're from AV though to be accepted. :)"
Sep 15, 2010
Elise Minter joined Missy Romeis's group
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The Big WAIT

For those of us who are waiting, waiting to be picked, waiting for junior to be born, waiting for approval, waiting for paperwork, or waiting for who knows what else they can make us wait for! Here is a quiet place to ease the suspense!
Jun 29, 2010
Elise Minter replied to rebecca's discussion dare to try again?
"I completely agree with Annie. God placed that child with you for a reason. Maybe you should look at it from a different view. Perhaps Gods plan for you was just interim care until her new parents were ready. Listen to what the Lord is telling you.…"
Jun 19, 2010
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Jun 17, 2010
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Jun 17, 2010
Elise Minter replied to Tonya Reed's discussion How do you remain hopeful and positive?
"I'm so sorry to hear about your failed placement. We are told that that's always a possibility but never want to think it could happen to us. Prayers are with you during yet ANOTHER healing process.God has a baby meant for you and your…"
Apr 27, 2010
Michelle Masterson and Elise Minter are now friends
Apr 6, 2010
Elise Minter replied to Tobie Pillstrom's discussion Home Study Help
"You may be able to contact social services for that state and request the forms. You'll probably need the finger print for as well CPA form. If they are able to get the forms for you, you'll also want to be sure to ask what if any fee for…"
Mar 20, 2010
michelle replied to Elise Minter's discussion Profiles
"The thing that comes to my mind immediately is that the woman you are writing to is not yet a birth mother. At this point -- and until she actually signs papers terminating her parental rights -- she is simply a expectant mother who is considering…"
Mar 11, 2010
Elise Minter posted a discussion

Profiles

My husband and I are in the final stages of our home study and are starting on our Dear Birth Mother letter. To the birthmothers, is there anything that you can think of that you saw in profiles that hurt, or made you put that particular profile in the discard pile? We wrote from the heart but I don't want to step on toes and appear "too anxious". Thanks for any advise you can shine on the matter.EliseSee More
Mar 2, 2010

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How are you touched by adoption?
hopeful adoptive parent
If you have adopted, or ar hoping to do so, which agency have you used?
Bethany Christian Services
If you have a website or blog you would like to share, enter the website address.
http://rayandelise.blogspot.com
Share a little about your adoption story
We have known for several years that it would be virtually impossible for us to have a family naturally. It wasnt until this past May that we heard the Lord telling us which way to go. Since starting the adoption process, God talks to me all the time, guiding me on what to do next, when to slow down, and when to speed up. We pray for our future birth mother every day. We also pray for all birth mothers choosing an adoption plan, choosing life!

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