Adoption Support Group

Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. Whether you are looking to adopt, putting your child up for adoption, parenting an adopted child, or just thinking about it, this is the place to discuss.

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  • deleted_user

    Found out my Dad is not my biological Dad

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    To make a long story short, two months ago my parents decided to tell me my dad of 24 years is not my biological Dad. He met my mom when she was three months pregnant with me and fell in love with both of us immediately. My "sperm-doner" and I like to call him, wanted nothing to do with me, so when I was born, I guess technically my Dad adopted me. They decided to tell me due to breast cancer...
  • Saecap

    Adoptee

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    I'm 21. I was adopted when I was 7. I've never once wanted to know my biological parents or even questioned my adopted parents stance on contact. My biological parents were terrible people, am I terrible for not wanting to give them a second chance.
  • deleted_user

    adoptees

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    just today i've been feeling very sad, i am an adoptee of a closed adoption. i feel hopeless, i have so many "letters" (ADD, OCD, OCPD, depression insomnia, etc) and i just feel like all of it could have been avoided. my mother likes to blame all my problems on my "adoption insecurities" (her words, not mine) and i just would like to know if it is even possible that being adopted caused so many...
  • Lyfe_platinum

    The Birth Mother

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    Last year I made a really bad mistake, one that now, can be marked as I am young and just didn't know any better at the time, and a total accident. Regardless of specifics DFS is not "comfortable" returning my daughter to me. I completed every service, got mental health treatment, stayed sober. Everything they wanted, but my account of the accident doesn't work for them because of what the...
  • RobertH

    Introduction

    Hello all.  I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself.  I'm in a same-sex marriage.  My husband and I have been married for almost four years now and we're very interested in expanding our family through adoption, but we're not sure how we want to get there.I'd prefer to adopt from the foster care system, but my husband is concerned that an older child won't have the same bond as a younger...
  • xxGill21xx

    Hello, I'm new

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    Hello, I'm new here
  • hopeful09

    Unexpected guardianship/adoption

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    In a sudden change of family dynamics I am now in the process of obtaining permanant guardianship then later adopting my little cousin. We have started visitations and hopefully can get our home study completed within the next couple of weeks. The final court date is set for late July but I would love to spend more time with him this summer while teachers are on summer break before I have to...
  • deleted_user

    The adopted

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    I am a girl who was adopted 18 years ago. As I have just turned 18, I can now legally and independently seek my birth mother and ask questions about my heritage/medical history, all things she neglected to include on my papers upon my adoption.If you're a birth mother, do you want to be found by your adopted child?How big of a part does nature play when a child is adopted from his or her natural...
  • shelli

    Adults we have Question

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    Adults....... We are asking if you can make a career out of fostering kids? The other shoe at "her" job is about to fall. After 8 years of giving 110% Careers just aren't what they used to be.......
  • shelli

    Homestudy.......

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    yeah we did it, got a homestudy scheduled for April 25. so here's to making my home safer. #releived! #ohhappyday!❤️❤️❤️
  • WHYNOTME42

    ADOPTING WHILE MARRIED BUT HUBBY DOESN'T WANT TO

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    My hubby wants a baby desperately for 11 years but does not want to do anymore fertility treatments or adopt.He wants to be alone and live alone.I want to adopt but can I while still married and hope one day he will accept the child or not?
  • 3scram

    adopting

    if you was going to adopt a kid from foster care what kinds of things would you want in a kid and what kinds of things would make you not want to adopt the kid?
  • AnxietyGirl

    Adopted

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    I am adopted from Ukraine. This is a sad story and makes me emotional but I will explain it. so when my birth mother was pregnant with me, she drank very heavily, she did a bunch of drugs and crap...but then after she gave birth to me in the hospital, she had to go to another hospital to be treated for tuberculosis and never returned for me, not even birth relatives showed or bothered to visit...
  • morgan_noel33

    Feels impossible...

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    So I work at a hospital where I see babies being born every day.  A lot of these babies are born addicted and the hospital has to contact CPS more often than they should have to.  My husband and I have been struggling with infertility for about 4 years now.  We have looked into adoption but haven't made any moves yet.  Well about 5 months ago I get a call from one of my friends saying her...
  • AngelBabe1986

    Adoption meeting

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    I finally got to a place I feel I am ready to explore adoption. I finally got the courage to bring it up to my husband. He is super supportive just was not sure if he would be okay with adopting which I feel is a process that people that choose that goes through. At least it was in our case. I found an agency to go to for a meeting, and would like to look into adoption from foster care as well as...