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3 boys + 1 girl 4 kids; Texas 537 posts
Jun 7th '10
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G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
Jun 7th '10

And you're naming her Lily I take it? Very pretty name. We have friends who have a daughter named Lillianna and I like that too. Two weeks is great. We were told we would have to be in country for 4-6 weeks for Russia and we wern't able to do that.

I have my room started and i've gone as far as I'm going to until we get the call. I ordered a crib because they take like 12 weeks to order and also the last one came in smelling like varnish so I wanted it to air out.

Mama C~ TTA since Nov 2010; 10 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 11667 posts
Jun 7th '10

Hello mama's!!
We start our process in Sept to try and adopt a baby girl. I dont know where we will start or if it will be international or domestic (more than likely we will try for domestic) but that's when we will start our journey. I'm sure this thread will come in handy in the next couple of months and I'd love to read stories of the mom's who have already adopted and follow the stories of the moms going through it.:)

Melina :) TTA since Apr 2013; Schweinfurt, Germany 65 posts
Jun 8th '10
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G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
Jun 8th '10

Melina, being in the Army might work towards your advantage. Our first birthfamily chose in in part because my husband was in the Army. We also had another birthmother call us from an Army base!

Welcome to this thread!

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Jun 8th '10
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Melina :) TTA since Apr 2013; Schweinfurt, Germany 65 posts
Jun 9th '10
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Melina :) TTA since Apr 2013; Schweinfurt, Germany 65 posts
Jun 9th '10
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3 boys + 1 girl 4 kids; Texas 537 posts
Jun 9th '10

Yes, we are naming her lily. We are keeping her Ethiopian name as her middle name. We also found out that the lily is the national flower of Ethiopia, so it was very fitting. :)

Mommy Melissa ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 1 posts
Jun 9th '10

I will join.



We adopted a 14 month old boy in 2006. Best experience of our lives.

G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
Jun 9th '10

Melissa - your baby is so cute.
Kat - How are you holding up?
Melina - Where does the baby need to be from? USA, Germany? Or does it matter?
Mama C - feel free to PM. We have had a very smooth process both the first time and so far the second time.
Lily's Mom - Do you get Adoptive Family's magazine? There is a lot on International Adoption in there. Also what are you doing to stay sane during your wait?

Mommy Melissa ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 1 posts
Jun 9th '10
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Mama C~ TTA since Nov 2010; 10 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 11667 posts
Jun 9th '10
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G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
Jun 9th '10
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Jun 9th '10
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