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 Post subject: need ideas...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:34 pm 
I'm New!

Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:34 pm
Posts: 5
Location: ky
Your Adoption Connection: we want to give a child a forever home..
not sure how much detail we can give out on here...we start our first visits with a 9 year old boy we are trying to adopt next week...have to admit we are a little nervous but super excited...just wondering if others out there who have been thru this process before have any ideas on questions to ask and ways to connect and break the ice....this will be our first visit with a child...and like i said..we are super excited....best christmas gift ever.....thanks to everyone who has welcomed me to this site...its good to have a place where everyone going thru this process of fostering and adoption can get together and talk and help each other thru the good times and bad... :thankyou2

 Post subject: Re: need ideas...
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:57 am 
I'm New!

Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:50 pm
Posts: 6
Your Adoption Connection: Training complete, homestudy in progress.
Hello, and congratulations on your match. I agree, what a great Christmas gift indeed!

I just wrote to another new member about some ideas we heard in some seminars on transitioning - all theoretical, as we're not matched yet, but some of the ideas really seemed to make sense to me. If you have time and you are interested you could read what I wrote on the other post.

Congratulations again and may the fun begin!

~ Michelle

Michelle (36), DH Jason (37)
No kids so far. Hoping to adopt either one child or a sibling group of two from foster care (ages 1-12).
We're Canadian!

 Post subject: Re: need ideas...
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:18 pm 
Homeschooling Mama
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Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:21 pm
Posts: 987
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Your Adoption Connection: I have 3 children, all adopted as older kids.
For all of my kiddos, we took them a disposable camera so they could take pictures at the visit. It gave them something constructive to do, and it broke the ice nicely. We took it home with us, promising to bring back the photos on the next visit. That established trust. In between the 2 visits, we sent a card with one of the photos enclosed, saying how we enjoyed meeting them and couldn't wait to show them the rest of the pics.

Good luck tomorrow!

Holly (35)
Waiting to adopt #4 (& maybe #5!)

Proud mom to:
Brandon (24), adopted at age 12
Jessica (23), adopted at age 10
Carolina (16), adopted at age 11

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