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  1. Adria

    Againers Needed!

    Well, if that wasn't a sign from God then I don't know what is! What are the dates for orientation?
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Baby Reece! <3
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations!
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations! Blessings to this new family!
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations to this beautiful new family of four! <3
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations!
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    Celebrity Adoptions

    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/cate-blanchett-confirms-new-daughter-edith-was-adopted-from-the-united-states-20150315-144syn.html Here is the text: Cate Blanchett has taken a thinly veiled swipe at Australia's adoption laws, confirming she and her husband, Andrew Upton, adopted their baby daughter from the United States. "I think it is… well I haven't been through it here. It was in the United States," she told Fairfax Media with a nonchalant shrug of her shoulders when asked for her thoughts about Australia's adoption laws and legislation. Speaking on the blue carpet at the Australian premiere of her new film, Cinderella, the 45-year-old shared the news of her fourth child – a baby girl called Edith – for the first time. "There's a lot of children out there that don't have the good fortune of our biological children so it's lovely to welcome a little girl. We're besotted." Edith joins the couple's three other children, Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, 6. The family are due to relocate permanently to the United States at the end of the year once Upton's term as the Sydney Theatre Company's artistic director comes to an end. "We're all looking forward to spending more time together in one place. We spent nine years living in England and we loved it. But now we'd like to try America. They have terrific [opportunities in] television there and Cate has a very strong film career there, too, obviously," Upton said. The Upton-Blanchett family follow in the footsteps of other high profile Australians, such as Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, who also adopted their two children through the American system. Furness, an outspoken adoption campaigner, founded Adopt Change, a lobby group that is now working to change Australia's "anti-adoption" culture, a hangover from the horror of the stolen generations and forced adoption of the 1960s and '70s. In 2013-14, 317 babies were adopted in Australia, a 76 per cent fall from 25 years ago. In Australia, adoption is independently controlled by the states and territories. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the federal streamlining of laws is on the agenda for upcoming COAG meetings.
  8. Thank you for sharing this, Hannah! Very helpful advice and sounds great for us too when that special time comes.
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    So excited for you! God bless you all!
  10. This is great advice! Thank you for sharing this with us. These are all things Mark and I need to keep in the forefront as we start the adoption journey again but this time with a two year old daughter.
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    Baby Announcements 2015

    Congratulations!!
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations to this new family! <3
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations!
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations! May God continue to bless all who love this precious baby!
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations!! Beautiful and perfect name-hope truly is found here with Abrazos! <3 God bless you all and your newest family member!
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations and blessing to this family!
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Welcome to the world, Nevaeh! <3
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations and welcome to the world sweet babies!
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    Againers Needed!

    How cool would it be to do this together again!! It really is cute to see the way they are with dolls. We have a little collection going now after Christmas and her birthday. She holds them close to her hugging it and sways back and forth. One has a pacifier and she keeps taking it away so that might not be great with a little brother or sister. Lol
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    Againers Needed!

    Thank you! It would kind of cool to return in April since that was the month of our first orientation a few years ago. keep us in your prayers that we can make this happen.
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    Againers Needed!

    So I know this thread is old but I was wondering if any Againers were needed yet? We would really love to give Jordyn a little sister or brother. Hopefully full African American like her. <3 Anyone know when the next orientation is?
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    Baby Announcements 2014

    Congratulations!
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    Baby Announcements 2013

    Congratulations!! Ryder is beautiful! <3 So happy for you, Teri and Stephen!
  24. Adria

    Spring Draft

    What wonderful Christmas news! So happy for these families!
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    Spring Draft

    Adria - when I saw the quote you and Mark were the first ones I thought of!! I'm guessing this means it's not you two. I'm excited to find out who the family is! LOL We are definitely praying about when to make Jordyn a big sister! In my heart I've been ready for months. We are getting our ducks in a row and know that God will put it all together in His perfect timing. I'm so excited for this family!!! Can't wait to see who it is!
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