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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
Feb 13, 2013
MamaPoRuski commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"For anyone who has ever had their adopted teenager yell this at them..."
Dec 8, 2012
Leticia Barnes commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"Thank you for sharing your experience with me MamaPoRuski . We were thinking of using a Christian adoption agency in our area that does foster adopt . So it probably is the right way to go rather than to feel our way through the system on our own. "
Mar 23, 2012
Leticia Barnes commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"Thank you so much for sharing Laurie ! Please do tell me more about your experience. I have heard a lot of people say they felt pushed to sign up as foster parents first. I really don't want to do that. Was that something that you dealt with at…"
Mar 23, 2012
Laurie Henry commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"Leticia, my adoption of my 2 daughters (17 & 8) from foster care was just finalized this past December. I agree that adopting a teen can be difficult but worth it. My girls are siblings who were in and out of the foster care system for…"
Mar 23, 2012
MamaPoRuski commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"Leticia, My foster system experience is over 13 years old, so hoping someone else can give you more updated information. I know it might vary state from state on the process, for us there are agencies that subcontract with the state that are easier…"
Mar 23, 2012
Leticia Barnes commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"My husband and I are about a year away from our youngest child leaving for college and we are interested in adopting teens out of the foster care system. I would love any advice or suggestions about what to expect. I would love to hear about your…"
Mar 23, 2012
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
Mar 23, 2012
Kryston Pearce commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"I'm here. I haven't been on in a while. Waiting to adopt another child, possibly a 14 yr old. Any advice?"
Nov 29, 2011
MamaPoRuski commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"LeAnne, we are still here! I have tried to access this site a couple of times in November and it's been down.   Our oldest adopted teen just turned 18 two weeks ago and we went through with getting DPOA/POA of health care and finances for…"
Nov 28, 2011
LeAnne Gallick commented on Fran Rahn's group Adopting Teenagers
"Anyone still out there?"
Nov 5, 2011
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Adopting Teenagers

Opening our families to children that are 12 and older. We adopted in 2008, Yana, a 15 year old and in 2009, Yana's brother, Koyla, a 13 year old. It has changed my life totally, all for the better.See More
Nov 5, 2011

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How are you touched by adoption?
adoptive parent (international adoption)
If you have adopted, or ar hoping to do so, which agency have you used?
independant
If you adopted internationally, or are hoping to do so, please share the country.
Ukraine
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http://www.rahnjourney.blogspot.com
Share a little about your adoption story
Adopted our daughter Yana in 2008, five weeks later her brother went into the same orphanage that I had gotten Yana from. We returned to adopt him in 2009. I leave a piece of my heart with the children left behind each time.

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Return to the Past

In May, 2009, my husband, daughter (adopted 16 months earlier from Ukraine) and myself left on an incredible journey to adopt my daughter's brother, Koyla. We discovered that Koyla went into the Berdyansk Orphanage about 5 weeks after our daughter, Yana, left the orphanage. When she left she thought she had to cut relationships in her past. She thought that to have a new family she would have to forget the old. We did not know that such wonderful people existed in Yana's past. We did recognize… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

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At 4:13am on July 14, 2009, Stefanie said…
Hi Fran. Thank you for you kind words. I can't believe we have 4 small children either! For our second adoption, I felt that it in order to make ourselves as "marketable" as possible we "upped" our number to three. Needless to say within the first five minutes of our SDA appointment, I knew we were coming home with 3 more! The woman who shows files, was determined to give us three! We are thrilled with the Children we have. I recall following your storie(s) of adoption and the ups and downs of your journey(ies). I am so happy for you in your most recent adoption of your son! Good to see you here!
At 9:15pm on July 11, 2009, Laura J Passanita said…
This is a pretty cool site. THanks for sharing it with me and thanks for coming to the trivia night. Sorry I didn't get a chance to talk with you much. Guess you had to leave early.
Hopefully we can add some good stuff for anyone interested in adopting form Ukraine or at least osme funny stories for those we know woudl appreciate the adoption humor!
At 8:37pm on July 4, 2009, MamaPoRuski said…
Home with a new son and on a new social network! I don't know how you do it! Congrats!
 
 
 

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