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RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
28th Jul '11
Quoting Casey :]:" You should talk to your county's social services office to see if they have a "fast track" adoption program where the children already have the parental rights terminated"


I don't think we have that in our county. The closest thing would be doing foster adopt. My husband and I don't want to go that route. It would be to emotionally draining to become attached to children and not be able to adopt them.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
28th Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" I don't think we have that in our county. The closest thing would be doing foster adopt. My husband ... [snip!] ... don't want to go that route. It would be to emotionally draining to become attached to children and not be able to adopt them."


"fast track" is a branch of foster care but those children have already been through the process of foster care and their bio-family has already lost rights. the fast track kids are just waiting for forever homes.

RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
28th Jul '11

Does anyone know of some good adoption books that they would highly recommend?

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
28th Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" Does anyone know of some good adoption books that they would highly recommend?"


Idiots Guide for Adoption
Everything Guide to Raising Adopted Child

RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
28th Jul '11
Quoting Casey :]:" Idiots Guide for Adoption Everything Guide to Raising Adopted Child"


Thanks! :D

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
29th Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" Thanks! :D"


I have 2 copies of "The Everything Guide to Raising Adopted Children" if you want to PM me your address. Ill mail it this week :]

RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
29th Jul '11
Quoting Casey :]:" I have 2 copies of "The Everything Guide to Raising Adopted Children" if you want to PM me your address. Ill mail it this week :]"


Sent!! :D

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
30th Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" I don't think we have that in our county. The closest thing would be doing foster adopt. My husband ... [snip!] ... don't want to go that route. It would be to emotionally draining to become attached to children and not be able to adopt them."


You can adopt kids that are already waiting, and most of them are free to adopt other then court cost. Thats what we are doing. Were just going through our local social services.

RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" You can adopt kids that are already waiting, and most of them are free to adopt other then court cost. Thats what we are doing. Were just going through our local social services."


We may look into this down the road. However, at this point Joe and I would love to have the newborn experience. Unfortunately, most of the waiting children are older. It is worth exploring a little more though. Thanks!

RachelLeigh Green Bay, Wisconsin 85 posts
31st Jul '11

Is anyone thinking about doing a inter-state or trans-racial adoption? I've been researching adoption agencies and a couple I've found in Wisconsin have these types of programs. The agency has connection with other programs in the US and work to coordinate semi-open to open adoptions between states. Often it results in African American or Hispanic children being placed in homes with white parents. I've found that the wait time is much shorter and the costs are a little less. This sounds like a great option for hubby and I, but I worry about the child's racial identity growing up with white parents in a predominantly white community. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience in this area? Thanks... Again lol. I have a lot of questions as I start researching adoption.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" Is anyone thinking about doing a inter-state or trans-racial adoption? I've been researching adoption ... [snip!] ... if anyone has experience in this area? Thanks... Again lol. I have a lot of questions as I start researching adoption."


We have those worries too, we have some friends who are Hispanic and African American but I am worried about what other people will say.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting RachelLeigh:" Is anyone thinking about doing a inter-state or trans-racial adoption? I've been researching adoption ... [snip!] ... if anyone has experience in this area? Thanks... Again lol. I have a lot of questions as I start researching adoption."


We are open to every race, religion, & gender :]

takingAbreak TTC since Apr 2005; 16 kids; Italy 1488 posts
31st Jul '11

My husband and I are researching NC state laws on foster care to adopt option. It looks very promising and looks like something we can really do!



So thats excited :)



Also I have began reading my new adoption books that I love. I am learning a whole lot with them too.



Im just ready to get this process started!!

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting [[hoping to adopt]]:" My husband and I are researching NC state laws on foster care to adopt option. It looks very promising ... [snip!] ... my new adoption books that I love. I am learning a whole lot with them too. Im just ready to get this process started!!"


Yall arent in NC are you? But just hoping to adopt from here?

takingAbreak TTC since Apr 2005; 16 kids; Italy 1488 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" Yall arent in NC are you? But just hoping to adopt from here?"


Thats our home states and right now we are in Italy but only until October 2012. We will be back in NC after this.