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Birth Parent Gift Ideas
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Leisha Mar 3, 2011.

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Leisha and Gina Crotts are now friends
Apr 24, 2012
Leisha replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"I've seen this done more recently as well and wish that I would have offered that to my children's birth parents. It would be something that I would cherish just as much as they would."
Mar 3, 2011
Leisha replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"Desha- I love how personalized all of the gifts were for you. The best kind of gifts! "
Mar 3, 2011
Leisha replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"Photos are always a fabulous thing. I once met a lady who had placed over 40 years ago and she talked about how wonderful it was when she met her son and his adoptive parents to see his life through photos and through their eyes. It meant the world…"
Mar 3, 2011
Leisha replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"I love this gratitude box with the definition. So so great. "
Mar 3, 2011
Missy Wieland replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"Even if it's a closed adoption please think of the birth family and take lots of pictures and date then for when thay do meet again then you all can share the memoreys together"
Feb 9, 2011
Leisha is now friends with Carlie Larsen, Jennilee and Jessica W
Jan 18, 2011
Julie Russell replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"Hi Desha, I don't have a current e-mail address for you. We are having BP Support Group Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wed. Next meeting is Jan. 27th at 6:30pm, please invite other birth mothers you have contact with. Julie Russell "
Jan 20, 2010
Leisha replied to Adrienne's discussion "friend of a friend" adoptions?
"I think many adoptions can be through someone you know who knows someone. Our daughter came to us that exact way. I think that is why talking about adoption and your hope to adopt is important because you never know who might know someone. :-) I say…"
Nov 6, 2009
Leisha replied to Sarah Campbell's discussion Unsettling converstation with DCS
"Sarah, I personally have not dealt with the state but have many friends and friends of friends who have and that is completely normal (as unsettling as that may be). I think because their main goal IS reunification, they are totaly turned off by…"
Sep 28, 2009
Leisha replied to Sarah Stover's discussion Has anyone adopted by word of mouth?
"Our daughter (second adoption) was what our agency called a designated adoption where she found us through a friend of ours who passed our profile along. It was actually an old profile that has been passed through a few different people before it…"
Sep 16, 2009
Leisha replied to Rebecca L Vahle's discussion News feature on Open Adoption at Parker Adventist Hospital
"Love this and wish this program was here in Utah. Especially for our daughter's birth mother's sake sinc eshe was treated so oddly during the entire hospital stay, as were we. Love that story and just shared it on FB."
Sep 14, 2009
Leisha replied to Liz McCall's discussion Can you have a adoption and a guardainship at the same time? Is it possible?
"Wow. I don't really know your story or how long ago your placement was but it sounds interesting. As far as the adoption being open or closed are you saying that the agreement you thought was open is actually closed? I know for both of our…"
Sep 12, 2009
Jennifer replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"I received "Dear Birthmother" by Kathleen Sibler from my birthdaughter's parents the day we signed the papers. I am a big book lover and this book just helped a lot, especially at first."
Sep 10, 2009
Leisha replied to Wendy Johnson's discussion More on Birth Mom Contact
"Being an A mom of two, both with open adoptions (our son, with his birth mother and birth grandparents and our daugher with her birth mother and birth father) I have to say that this is soemthing that infuriates me more than anything...A parents not…"
Sep 10, 2009
Elena replied to Leisha's discussion Birth Parent Gift Ideas
"My husband and I got matched to our birth mom in July. She is due in November and we are going to meet her soon. I'm going to prepare her a little care bag for the hospital. I'm going to make a quilted bag and put a bathrobe, slippers, gum…"
Sep 1, 2009

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How are you touched by adoption?
hopeful adoptive parent, adoptive parent (domestic adoption), adoption supporter
If you have adopted, or ar hoping to do so, which agency have you used?
LDS Family Services
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Share a little about your adoption story
We waited three years to adopt our first little boy and were chosen through our online agency profile. Our second adoption was a designated adoption (where a friend of ours knew the birth mom) and we ended up still using our agency to finalize. Our children are now almost 3 & 5 and we are hoping to adopt again.

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