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Sheelagh Cabalda
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Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"by the way -- our dossier had been approved in september 2010, so we'd been in waiting for a match mode since then. because we became pregnant in 2012, we had to adhere to the 2-year nurturing period . . . regardless, the new transfer agency…"
Nov 14, 2013
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"sadly we had to terminate our adoption journey after being the process for the past four years. we are devastated. after more than 30 years of successful adoptions in the philippines, our agency, pearl s. buck (PSB), lost their accreditation due to…"
Nov 14, 2013
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"our dossier was approved in 2010. then a miracle happened, and our daughter will be turning 1 next month. we want very much to still adopt from the philippines and have continued to update our homestudy and keep our immigration application current.…"
Jul 18, 2013
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"congratulations, penny! . . . & what a wonderful time to go to the philippines . . . they start prepping for christmas now! no doubt it will be a most memorable trip!"
Sep 20, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda left a comment for Mabel Dawson
"welcome to the philippines group, mabel . . . it's been quiet."
Jul 18, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Penny -- Does your agency have a liaison to ICAB? I understand that it can be difficult for an agency to communicate directly with ICAB when there is no liaison on behalf of the agency playing that critical role."
Jun 9, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Yes, I've been aware of similar timeframes: The most recent information we have is that ICAB is currently finishing up matching non-Filipino families whose dossiers were approved in the third and fourth quarters of 2008.  However, they…"
Jun 6, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Thanks so much, Penny, for your response. From the information that PSB has provided, the waits seem to have become a little longer (you're right), especially with the changes in government. I'd very much like to think that the program…"
Jun 6, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda left a comment for Nancy
"Thanks so much, Nancy, for the warm welcome. I'm finding it more a challenge to share our anticipation with family, and my husband is more private than I. I guess that's why I decided to visit Adoption Voices and hope I can be part of the…"
Jun 2, 2011
Nancy left a comment for Sheelagh Cabalda
"Welcome to av"
Jun 1, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Thanks so much, Penny, for responding. I understand . . . I think I decided to join for communal support . . . to be honest.  I hope that's okay? We recently had a heart-to-heart with our agency as we were quite miffed that the only time…"
Jun 1, 2011
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Jun 1, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda left a comment for Jamie and Juan
"Thanks so much. Looking forward to gleaning from everyone's wisdom."
Jun 1, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Thanks so much for your repsonse, Wendy. With ICAB changes this past year as well as a new president, I believe things are moving a little more slowly than expected. Our agency, PSB, has informed us that while the process will move quickly for us…"
Jun 1, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda commented on Stefanie's group Philippines
"Wondering if any parents/families in the group are of Filipino heritage and are in the process of adopting or have adopted from the Philippines? We have been in the process since August 2009 and continue to wait for our referral for a 3-5-year-old.…"
Jun 1, 2011
Sheelagh Cabalda updated their profile photo
Jun 1, 2011

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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?
Pearl S. Buck
If you adopted internationally, or are hoping to do so, please share the country.
Philippines
If you have a website or blog you would like to share, enter the website address.
http://redefiningsuccess.blogspot.com
Share a little about your adoption story
Both my husband and I are second generation Filipino Americans. We started our process in August 2009 and are currently waiting for our 3-5-year-old child match.

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At 9:27am on June 2, 2011, Deesmom said…
hello! welcome to AV!
At 10:34pm on June 1, 2011, Nancy said…
Welcome to av
At 11:36am on June 1, 2011, Jamie and Juan said…
Welcome to AV :)
 
 
 

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