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September 2009 Blog Posts (42)

The Call

As you know, I've been feeling rather deflated about the whole adoption process. And after my last conversation with the social worker, had decided that I was just going to go to that corner over there and eat worms. I was pouting and my bottom lip had gotten a splinter from where it had been dragging across our hardwood floors.



So I did the only thing I could think to do- I started praying. I prayed that God would give me patience, that he would give me endurance. I prayed that he… Continue

Added by Licha on September 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

From over a year ago...

Jon cleaned out my van for me today (yeah husband!) and in the bag full of stuff he brought in for me to sort through, I found the following...I remember writing this, but never finished it. I thought I'd share it.



5/21/08

My Dearest Aliya,



Where do I start? First and foremost I want you do know how much I love you and how much you are wanted and prayed for. From the minute I saw your picture on the St. Rita's website, I knew you were mine. Even after J changed her… Continue

Added by Kelly Bergstrom on September 27, 2009 at 10:54am — No Comments

Transracial adoptee and dating

I just shared a post about being a transracial adoptee and dating. Check it out. http://mymindonpaper.wordpress.com/

Added by Kevin Hofmann on September 27, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

Adventures in Adoption

http://thesandersbaby.blogspot.com/

We started the process on Sept. 3, 2008. On our 7th wedding anniversary. It's been over a year now and still no baby. Been presented 3 times. It's sure been a roller coaster. We've chosen domestic adoption. Follow us on our journey!

Added by A Sande on September 24, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

New blog post here!

http://followustoethiopia.blogspot.com

Added by Amy Post on September 24, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

AdoptiveMomsVault.com | A New Mommy Blog For Us. Chic. Fun. Sylish. Informative. Welcome.

Hi! My name is Pam, and I'm the author and creator of a new adoptive mommy blog at:



AdoptiveMomsVault.com



My husband and I adopted our two boys domestically as newborns, and I’m just one of the giddiest moms out there. Yet I didn’t know when to hold a baby shower, where to find invitations without pregnant bellies or the ubiquitous stork on them, how to deflect the occasional glare when I bottle fed my baby in… Continue

Added by Pam on September 24, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

How to Get Free Email Mail Marketing that Converts Like Crazy

First... Set Up a Free Account With a Company that is White Listed...



There are many email marketing companies that offer free campaigns, but two stand alone as the best.



1) iContact - Included in their free package is a 31 page white paper that will make even the most novice marketer an email pro. They have a fully integrated survey sytem along with email scheduling capabilities. iContact also… Continue

Added by Morgan Morris on September 23, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Check out my blog at http://pushpaduncklee.wordpress.com

I was adopted at the age of six from India without the consent of my biological mother. Read my story on my blog.

Added by pushpa duncklee on September 22, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Health History on Your Adopted Child

An obstacle adoptive parents face is learning their child's health history. Continued...

Added by Anna Mitchell on September 21, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

My Letter to the Editor in today's Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705331416/Readers-forum-Letters-Adoption-not-giving-up.html



As an adoptive mother, I appreciated Scott D. Pierce's recent article "Show presents a more sensitive view of adoption" (Sept. 14). However, the wording used in the second sentence — "give your baby up" — was troubling to me as it can have negative connotations of… Continue

Added by Mary M on September 21, 2009 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

New Topics on Dillon International's Blog-India program and Int Adoption changes

Some of the lastest topics covered on Dillon's Hope for Children blog are listed below.

1. Dillon's India Program is now accepting new applications.
2. International Adoption's changing landscape.

I hope you can read the full articles at:
http://www.dillonadopt.blogspot.com/


Thanks!
Cherri W.

Added by Cherri Walrod on September 21, 2009 at 8:29am — No Comments

Adopt Twins, Triplets or more from Ethiopia?

Greetings! Have you ever considered adopting triplets? Or a sibling set? They don't want to be separated...and are harder to find families for. We have a long list of kids waiting. I can send the list to you, if interested.



There are many sibling groups of children waiting for Ethiopia for families. Here is the letter my friend, Brenda, just sent me.

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I have a list that shows just some of the over 300… Continue

Added by Deborah Mumm on September 18, 2009 at 2:48pm — 6 Comments

Pass-Along Cards

My wife and I just had a successful placement and felt overwhelming support from our friends and family along the way. We were very grateful when others would pass on our info when someone they knew was considering placing for adoption. Pass-along cards were a very convenient way of doing this.



If any prospective adoptive parents have pass-along cards and would like to send some to me,… Continue

Added by Shane Hilton on September 18, 2009 at 9:55am — 10 Comments

What No One Told Me About Adoption

Today I'm participating in the first-ever blog carnival hosted by the group adoption blog Grown In My Heart. I'm hoping y'all will join me in this because I think we can learn GREATLY from one another about this topic: What No One Told Me About Adoption.



You can join in by writing your OWN post (either here or on your personal blog), then clicking… Continue

Added by TongguMomma on September 18, 2009 at 6:02am — No Comments

Last Day for Adoption Christmas Ornament!

It's your last chance to enter to win the Adoption Christmas Ornament on Adoptive Momma of Two.

Added by Anna Mitchell on September 15, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments

Birth Parent Letters

I just finished writing a letter to Brice's birth parents. I generally write these letters a few times a year. I like to send letters around...Continued

Adoptive Momma of Two

Added by Anna Mitchell on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Show presents more sensitive version of adoption...

Great article found in the Deseret News showcasing the benefits of open adoption!





Deseret News

Show presents a more sensitive version of adoption



By Scott D. Pierce



Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 6:51 p.m. MDT



PASADENA, Calif. — Imagine you're just barely out of your teens, unmarried and pregnant. And, after a lot of soul-searching, you make the decision to give your baby up for adoption.



It's the toughest… Continue

Added by Stephanie B. on September 14, 2009 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

September 14, 2009

This weekend was exactly what we needed. Dave, Olivia, and I spent the entire weekend together. Then, we found out that we are approved for our home loan. Our first home. Once we get moved, I am going to contact child services again. I am so ready to start this process. I need to try to take things slow, but I can't.

Added by Elizabeth Hunter on September 14, 2009 at 5:27am — No Comments

Adoption Christmas Ornament

Adoption Christmas Ornament Giveaway at Adoptive Momma of Two

Added by Anna Mitchell on September 12, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

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