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  #1  
December 2nd, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Hello! New to this forum.

DH and I are adopting through the state and we now have our 5-year-old daughter living with us, as of 11/14/2008!!!

Anyone else around here, adopting/adopted an older child?

-Veronica
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2/6/2008:Adoption Process Starts
2/8-9&22-23/2008:PRIDE Classes
3/18/2008:CPR Certified
4/25/2008:Fingerprints+APPLICATION IN!
5/05/2008:Assigned Social Worker
5/12/2008:References in
6/18/2008:HOMEVISIT Done!
7/08/2008:1st Interview Done!
7/17/2008:2nd Interview Done!
7/29/2008:Interviews Done!
8/26/2008:Homestudy done/MATCHED!
10/6/2008:First Visit with our daughter!
10/9/2008:Second visit!
10/15/2008: Third Visit!
10/17-18/2008: Overnight Visit!
10 - 11/14/2008: Visits continued!
11/14/2008: MOVED IN!!!</div>
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December 2nd, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Hello and Congrats! My hubby and I just began the process to adopt through our state. We have to wait until January for the parenting classes. I would LOVE to hear more about your story!!
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December 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
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We're foster parents and plan to adopt through foster care as well. We have one placement since July of this year. He is currently 20 months old and we're praying he'll be our forever child, but his father's family has recently appeared and are being checked over now. We'll see what happens there. DH and I went into this with the plans to adopt a sibling group of older children, but decided to do foster care instead and see if our child comes to us that way.

Welcome to the group! Is your daughter free for adoption and everything? Are you just waiting on the paperwork now?
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December 2nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
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Quote:
We're foster parents and plan to adopt through foster care as well. We have one placement since July of this year. He is currently 20 months old and we're praying he'll be our forever child, but his father's family has recently appeared and are being checked over now. We'll see what happens there. DH and I went into this with the plans to adopt a sibling group of older children, but decided to do foster care instead and see if our child comes to us that way.

Welcome to the group! Is your daughter free for adoption and everything? Are you just waiting on the paperwork now?[/b]

Hope your situation works out well! Yes, our daughter is legally free, so now we are just waiting until we get the approval for finalization.
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2/6/2008:Adoption Process Starts
2/8-9&22-23/2008:PRIDE Classes
3/18/2008:CPR Certified
4/25/2008:Fingerprints+APPLICATION IN!
5/05/2008:Assigned Social Worker
5/12/2008:References in
6/18/2008:HOMEVISIT Done!
7/08/2008:1st Interview Done!
7/17/2008:2nd Interview Done!
7/29/2008:Interviews Done!
8/26/2008:Homestudy done/MATCHED!
10/6/2008:First Visit with our daughter!
10/9/2008:Second visit!
10/15/2008: Third Visit!
10/17-18/2008: Overnight Visit!
10 - 11/14/2008: Visits continued!
11/14/2008: MOVED IN!!!</div>
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December 3rd, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Hi Veronica and welcome! Our oldest daughter, Jacey, was 5 when we adopted her and has adjusted beautifully to our family. Best of luck with the process and please keep us posted as to how it's going!

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We're foster parents and plan to adopt through foster care as well. We have one placement since July of this year. He is currently 20 months old and we're praying he'll be our forever child, but his father's family has recently appeared and are being checked over now. We'll see what happens there.[/b]
I'm so sorry to hear this, I will keep y'all covered in prayer!
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December 3rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Good Luck to both of you ladies.
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December 4th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Good Luck to both of you ladies. [/b]
good luck adn prayers to all that need them!

Welcome and congratulations Veronica!

we are in the middle of a home study (turned in our packet 3wks ago) to adopt thru the state as well. we are hoping to be matched w/ 3-6 yr old dd. or a sibling set.
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December 4th, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Good Luck to both of you ladies. [/b]
good luck adn prayers to all that need them!

Welcome and congratulations Veronica!

we are in the middle of a home study (turned in our packet 3wks ago) to adopt thru the state as well. we are hoping to be matched w/ 3-6 yr old dd. or a sibling set.
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Thanks everyone!!!

LadyLacy: Good Luck!!! Our age range was similar (0-6years).
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<div align="center">

2/6/2008:Adoption Process Starts
2/8-9&22-23/2008:PRIDE Classes
3/18/2008:CPR Certified
4/25/2008:Fingerprints+APPLICATION IN!
5/05/2008:Assigned Social Worker
5/12/2008:References in
6/18/2008:HOMEVISIT Done!
7/08/2008:1st Interview Done!
7/17/2008:2nd Interview Done!
7/29/2008:Interviews Done!
8/26/2008:Homestudy done/MATCHED!
10/6/2008:First Visit with our daughter!
10/9/2008:Second visit!
10/15/2008: Third Visit!
10/17-18/2008: Overnight Visit!
10 - 11/14/2008: Visits continued!
11/14/2008: MOVED IN!!!</div>
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December 5th, 2008, 12:13 PM
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That's wonderful!!!! We are so happy for you! Please update us along the way! Best of luck to you!
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December 27th, 2008, 07:18 PM
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thank you Veronica! we are looking forward to being matched.
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December 30th, 2008, 10:12 AM
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COngratulations! We brought our oldest daughter home just days before she turned 6!! She is now 8 and is such a sweet heart and the light of our lives! Good luck!
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