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April 4th, 2008, 02:48 PM
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Hey, who's here?!?! Looks like the board has been pretty slow. Let's get it going again! I'd love to hear from all who come by, even if you're a lurker.
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April 5th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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Hi! I'm a lurker My name is Rebecca - I adopted Kirsten when she was 4 months old. We went through the hoops and it was stressful but worth it! She is now 8!!! We love her sooooo much! I am happy to answer any questions you might have.
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April 7th, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Im here, though i dont check in too often bc it's so slow....seems like no one is ever around!!! I will say though, we just got a referral of a 4 month old baby boy from Ethiopia!!!! Yaaaayyyy.....
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April 7th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Im here, though i dont check in too often bc it's so slow....seems like no one is ever around!!! I will say though, we just got a referral of a 4 month old baby boy from Ethiopia!!!! Yaaaayyyy.....[/b]

YAY!!!!!!!!! How exciting, congratulations to you!!!!!!!! Can you share pictures? I am following the blog of a mom who is in Malawi right now adopting a precious baby girl.

I know the board has been really slow, but Rebecca and I are going to get it going again, so check back often! Congratulations again and please keep us posted!!
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April 7th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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I still check in every once in a while. We finalized our homestudy for Korea and were approved in early March. We are waiting for our referral now and it is so hard. I look forward to showing everyone our baby when we get our referral.
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April 7th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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I still check in every once in a while. We finalized our homestudy for Korea and were approved in early March. We are waiting for our referral now and it is so hard. I look forward to showing everyone our baby when we get our referral.[/b]

Congrats on finishing your homestudy!! I look forward to celebrating your referral!! Do you plan to travel to Korea or have your baby escorted home?
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April 7th, 2008, 08:06 PM
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DH and I have just completed our 3rd class for adoption through our DHR. We are excited since we are just getting started. I have turned in our fingerprints and our profiles. We are hoping to be one of the first homestudies done in the class (we were the first to get all our stuff in). Right now, we'd like a sibling group that is under 9 preferably, but we're open to whatever would work within our current at home family.
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We cannot post any pics til after we're through court....dont know when that will be, we're still waiting on some paperwork to get a courtdate...then we will know more! : ) Thanks so much-we're thrilled...he's too stinkin cute, and I cant wait to share pics with you all!!!!
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April 8th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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I still check in every once in a while. We finalized our homestudy for Korea and were approved in early March. We are waiting for our referral now and it is so hard. I look forward to showing everyone our baby when we get our referral.[/b]

Congrats on finishing your homestudy!! I look forward to celebrating your referral!! Do you plan to travel to Korea or have your baby escorted home?
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Thanks. Yes, we will be traveling to pick up our baby. I wouldn't have it any other way .
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April 8th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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DH and I have just completed our 3rd class for adoption through our DHR. We are excited since we are just getting started. I have turned in our fingerprints and our profiles. We are hoping to be one of the first homestudies done in the class (we were the first to get all our stuff in). Right now, we'd like a sibling group that is under 9 preferably, but we're open to whatever would work within our current at home family.[/b]
That's great Beth, congrats on being one step closer! The paperchase is SO much work, but SO worth it in the end. Please keep us posted!



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We cannot post any pics til after we're through court....dont know when that will be, we're still waiting on some paperwork to get a courtdate...then we will know more! : ) Thanks so much-we're thrilled...he's too stinkin cute, and I cant wait to share pics with you all!!!![/b]
Well, darn, that's what I was afraid of. I bet he's a cutie and I can't wait to see him! Have you decided on his name?
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April 8th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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Thanks. Yes, we will be traveling to pick up our baby. I wouldn't have it any other way .[/b]

Awesome, I'm sure Korea is beautiful. Even though China requires parents to travel, I can't imagine not choosing to do that anyway. It was truly a life-changing experience to get to meet our girls in their home country, and I look forward to taking them back one day soon. We can't wait to watch the Beijing Olympics in August!

I'm sure you've already found lots of Korea-specific boards, but Holt's Korea bulletin board is very active and you don't have to be adopting through Holt to post there. Here is the link if you'd like to check it out!
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April 9th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I'm still checking in once in awhile. For those who don't recognize me, I'm in Ontario, Canada, and am adopting my nephew through childrens services. We are currently "transitioning" right now and hope to bring him home for good on the long weekend in May. Our home study is done, we are just finishing up the last couple training classes, and otherwise it's just time spent visiting him and letting him get used to us. He is 2, and we also have a 1 year old boy. The adoption will be open to his bio father (my brother), but not his bio mother. He is currently a crown ward and has been with the same foster family (who love and cherish him very much) since he was a few weeks old.
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April 10th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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I'm still checking in once in awhile. For those who don't recognize me, I'm in Ontario, Canada, and am adopting my nephew through childrens services. We are currently "transitioning" right now and hope to bring him home for good on the long weekend in May. Our home study is done, we are just finishing up the last couple training classes, and otherwise it's just time spent visiting him and letting him get used to us. He is 2, and we also have a 1 year old boy. The adoption will be open to his bio father (my brother), but not his bio mother. He is currently a crown ward and has been with the same foster family (who love and cherish him very much) since he was a few weeks old.[/b]
Good to hear from you! I'm glad things are going well, it sounds like you're getting close to being done with the process. How great that he's with such a loving foster family, that must make you feel good knowing he is being well cared for while he waits for you. Good luck with the rest of your classes and keep us posted!
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I lurk a lot! Lol. The kids are doing great. We are about to celebrate our second family day (May 6)! Feeling the tug to possibly adopt again next year. Oh geez, too many kids! LOL
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April 10th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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I lurk a lot! Lol. The kids are doing great. We are about to celebrate our second family day (May 6)! Feeling the tug to possibly adopt again next year. Oh geez, too many kids! LOL[/b]
Wow, really?!?!? You must be a lot more patient (and younger, lol) than me! Congrats on your upcoming family day!
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But I'm so happy you are!!!! Please keep us updated!!!!
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