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Sharing Bio-search Results with Your Adopted Teen?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jackie G. May 18, 2010.

From the Special Needs Adoption Group-Feedback wanted!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina Kupecky Dec 13, 2009.

 

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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
MamaPoRuski and Elliott Blackwell are now friends
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Adoption Humor and Inspiration

Adoption can be stressful! Keeping one's sense of humor and flexibility is essential to success. Please share an adoption related, funny or touching story!See More
Oct 16, 2012
MamaPoRuski replied to MamaPoRuski's discussion Any Families Traveling Soon for their SDA appointment?
"Thanks Elliott!  We have Ukrainian friends who are now US citizens who are supposed to be traveling in November, had dossier submitted in September but still no confirmed SDA appointment. (They aren't blogging). Seems that the SDA…"
Oct 14, 2012
Elliott Blackwell replied to MamaPoRuski's discussion Any Families Traveling Soon for their SDA appointment?
"We are just waiting for our invitation to go over to Ukraine.  They've had all of our documents going on 4 weeks this week, so we think we should be hearing from them soon.  We have been blogging all throughout this process and will…"
Oct 14, 2012
MamaPoRuski left a comment for Kathy Loo
"Welcome Kathy!  Praying you find your little one soon!"
Jul 7, 2012
Becky Wright commented on MamaPoRuski's group Adoption Humor and Inspiration
"This week my little girl (now age 6; been ours since right before 3rd birthday) said, "Mom, I know why you 'dopted me."  "Why?" I answered, curious to hear her answer. " 'Cause I make you laugh!" I DID…"
Jul 4, 2012
Becky Wright commented on MamaPoRuski's group Adoption Humor and Inspiration
"That's a precious one!!  Thanks for sharing! It's so true... our adoption came as a "surprise" after a death in the extended family (not actually related to us... except the the little boy left behind, and his younger…"
Jul 4, 2012
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Jul 1, 2012
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Jun 17, 2012
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Jun 7, 2012
Brandi & Dustin Finney commented on MamaPoRuski's group Special Needs Adoption
"Can you somehow connect me to the person that made the comment because I cant find the comment on FB and I would love to chat with her. My facebook id is Brandi Hewitt-Finney."
Jun 7, 2012
MamaPoRuski commented on MamaPoRuski's group Special Needs Adoption
"Thank you Brandi and Dustin for stopping by! I have asked my experts with experience in Down Syndrome to help give further information on the test and link you to others who can support you along the way! "
Jun 5, 2012
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Special Needs Adoption

Commonly called "special needs", children who have a medical diagnosis attached are often over looked by adopting couples. To know them is to truly love them! Share your experience with these remarkable kids!See More
Jun 5, 2012
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"Apparently blog "Trolls" have been getting blog links and posting off this site. Is there any admin way to stop this?"
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Special Needs Adoption

Commonly called "special needs", children who have a medical diagnosis attached are often over looked by adopting couples. To know them is to truly love them! Share your experience with these remarkable kids!See More
Apr 26, 2012

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How are you touched by adoption?
adoptive parent (international adoption), adoption writer
If you have adopted, or ar hoping to do so, which agency have you used?
Bethany Christian Services
If you adopted internationally, or are hoping to do so, please share the country.
Ukraine
If you have a website or blog you would like to share, enter the website address.
http://mamaporuski.wordpress.com
Share a little about your adoption story
We traveled to Hungarian and Romanian orphanages in 1998 and knew we would some day adopt a child or children to expand our family. In October of 2006 we began our journey...

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How I wish I Could Alleviate Your Fears!

As we celebrate our son's second "Gotcha" day (The day we celebrate is the day we finally got to HOLD him!), I ponder what I can do to convince more families to adopt. It seems that only the horror stories of RAD/ADHD/FAS and other disorders are talked about. For a while we thought we were the only ones to adopt a normally adjusted child out of Eastern Europe. What could I do to help alleviate your fears of not attaching to your child, or your child to you?

We specifically chose a child… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 7:30pm

Speak Up, Speak Out Regarding the New Movie "ORPHAN" by Warner Bros.

My family and I were watching TV yesterday and were shocked at the promo for the movie "Orphan" coming out about an adopted girl that haunts her family and those around her. Today I was happy to find there is a formal response from the Christian adoption community. Please stop by the "Orphans Deserve Better" and sign the petition to Warner Bros. to donate proceeds from this movie to orphan care and to promote better images of these children in future movies.… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

What My Adopted Children Want You to Know

When we talk about our adoption with others it is hard to not get pleading with others to also consider adoption, especially of older or special needs kids. Both of my children pray for their friends every night that God would send families for them. Our newest daughter, adopted at 15 constantly asks if we know anyone for her friends. She knows time is running out for them. If not adopted by the age of 16, the majority of her friends will live their lives in an adult institution for menally ill… Continue

Posted on June 28, 2009 at 1:41pm

Accidental Adoption

I have seen on some of the recent blog posts and forums that referring to your child as "adopted" is offensive and some how shows you value your child differently from the "homegrown" version. I must admit that I am guilty of using the term "adopted child" when talking about one of my adopted kids. I guess it reflects the fact that adoption is purposeful. Referring to a child as "adopted" could be considered an honor recognizing the intentional effort put into bringing the child into the… Continue

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 10:29am — 15 Comments

Nuts and Bolts

Nobody likes a dry blog post any more than I do but I have invited so many of my personal friends to this site and have received a lot of questions, that I thought I'd post some answers here:

1. How to I protect my Full Name from being used?

Just go to "my page" and go to the far right column under your name. The last link is "settings", click there. When your information pops up, change it to what you want SHOWN on your profile (your email is never shown) and click "Save".

2.… Continue

Posted on June 20, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

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At 12:36am on March 17, 2010, Prikazka International Adoption gave MamaPoRuski a gift
At 4:21am on July 28, 2009, Lucia McLaughlin said…
Thanks for the birthday song! You have a beautiful voice! :o)
Tell O that my ears hurt from the 44 tugs! LOL
At 11:50am on July 13, 2009, Theresa Wollschlager said…
Can you please e-mail me privately. I know I had your address but cannot find it and I need to ask you a question. Thanks,

Theresa
t_wollschlager@yahoo.com
At 12:33pm on June 22, 2009, Becca said…
thanks for the welcome! I look forward to interacting with you on AV. I see you adopted internationally? I am interested in learning more about the process, procedures, politics involved with international adotpion.
At 10:57am on June 22, 2009, Jeanine LH said…
Thanks for the welcome. I lookforward to helping others on their journey of parenting our children from Ukraine.
At 5:51pm on June 21, 2009, Jeane Briggs said…
I am still navigating thru this site. I am very much a novice and it takes me awhile to figure out how to do all of that :) when I do figure it out I will. Thanks.
At 5:16pm on June 20, 2009, Andrea Roberts said…
Already done, my friend, thanks for this opportunity!
 
 
 

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