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Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting [[hoping to adopt]]:" Thats our home states and right now we are in Italy but only until October 2012. We will be back in NC after this."


I am sorta jealous, were in NC now, but I would die to go to Italy. I am hoping we can soon.

takingAbreak TTC since Apr 2005; 16 kids; Italy 1488 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" I am sorta jealous, were in NC now, but I would die to go to Italy. I am hoping we can soon."


just a tip: when traveling to italy...try to stay NORTH of rome. anything SOUTH is pretty bad unless you go to Capri or Amalfi Coast.



It was nice at the beginning..but we have been here since 2008, so we are ready to come home...or at least close to home :)



Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting [[hoping to adopt]]:" just a tip: when traveling to italy...try to stay NORTH of rome. anything SOUTH is pretty bad unless ... [snip!] ... nice at the beginning..but we have been here since 2008, so we are ready to come home...or at least close to home :) "


Yeah I bet. That was the same with us in CA. I was ready to leave by the second year. I really want to see Venice. My husband wants to do embassy duty so were hoping we can get stationed there, but it will only be for a year and half.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
1st Aug '11
Quoting [[hoping to adopt]]:" just a tip: when traveling to italy...try to stay NORTH of rome. anything SOUTH is pretty bad unless ... [snip!] ... nice at the beginning..but we have been here since 2008, so we are ready to come home...or at least close to home :) "


My dad's family is from (and a lot still live in) Lucca, Italy.

ɑutumnɑℓ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65762 posts
18th Aug '11

This is great!

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
18th Aug '11

Just got a call yesterday about setting up a homestudy :]



Can't wait to start that final step in preparing to adopt.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
18th Aug '11

Our foster to adopt orientation is today. I am excited to get all the info we need.

G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" Our foster to adopt orientation is today. I am excited to get all the info we need."


Good luck . I'm going to be following your story and we will pray for you.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:" Good luck . I'm going to be following your story and we will pray for you."


Thanks! I will update tonight.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" Our foster to adopt orientation is today. I am excited to get all the info we need."

yay! i just went through it so feel free to ask me any questions. of course, each county and each state has different rules, but the overall concept is the same as well as a lot of the terminology.

Karen Hawkins North Carolina 3 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Casey :]:" There are a bunch of ladies on here trying to adopt, and while there is an awesome adoptive parents thread, ... [snip!] ... Support Group: I am a Birth Mom Funding Adoption Surrogacy and Donor Eggs or Sperm Information Resources regarding adoption"


i'm so glad to see people that want to adopt, i adopted my daughter and i'm in the process of adopting my son! i would love for you to add me! :)

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
18th Aug '11

So we had our orientation. Not sure if it went as I thought. Our goal is to adopt a child, and they said that its not their main goal. Which I fully understand. I would love all children to be with their parents, but I didnt feel like they were much into the adoption process. So I am not sure what else to do. I am going to look for a public or private agency to help us out. Any advice or info would be great.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" So we had our orientation. Not sure if it went as I thought. Our goal is to adopt a child, and they said ... [snip!] ... not sure what else to do. I am going to look for a public or private agency to help us out. Any advice or info would be great."


Thats the same that we were told. We found they do have a "fast track" program in our county where the children have already had the rights terminated and they are ready for adoption the moment you get them.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Casey :]:" Thats the same that we were told. We found they do have a "fast track" program in our county where the ... [snip!] ... our county where the children have already had the rights terminated and they are ready for adoption the moment you get them."


Yeah we are still going to go through with the foster parenting, cause I want to do it not matter if we adopt of not. But I really want to adopt. The did mention we have to foster consecutively for 6 months the we can do the home study for adoption. So I think this next week I am going to look at bypassing the foster parent route.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
18th Aug '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" Yeah we are still going to go through with the foster parenting, cause I want to do it not matter if ... [snip!] ... the we can do the home study for adoption. So I think this next week I am going to look at bypassing the foster parent route."


yep! thats how it is here. we did our classes, and stuff and just got the homestudy situation set up. www.babyhenshaw.blogspot.com -- i track the progress there.