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About varnervol

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  • Birthday 11/23/1969

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  1. Yeah Jan - I know that is a wonderful milestone.
  2. Congrats to all the new forever families. The stork has been busy this week
  3. Congrats to the newest forever family! May this be the begining of many new forever families!
  4. Congrats to the two newest families.
  5. Eli was acting out a lot and finally one day he told me he missed me. With that comment I have made an effort to spend more time with him. He doesn't care if he has time with Daddy as long as he has a few minutes with me. So, he and I make sure that we have a few moments each day that are just his and mine. We also started giving him choices so that he thinks that he is in control. For example, waffle or cereal, tennis shoes or sandles, milk or water, red or green shirt. We only give him 2-3 options but he thinks that he is in charge. We also put cups at his level because he has learned how to
  6. The stork has been busy! Congrats to all the new families.
  7. Congrats to all the new families!
  8. Ann, that is an amazing relationship with your son's birthfamily. We also told Eli's mom before we told anybody else that we were starting to pursue the adoption of a little brother or sister for him. She was very open and excited for us. On Elizabeth's comments that a higher power is in charge is so right in our case. We contacted Abrazo about number 2 and they didn't have any openings for againers at the time. We decided to pursue locally but get ready to head back to Abrazo when there might be an opening. So as I was getting our information togeather for our social worker I copied everyt
  9. Congrats to the newest forever families
  10. Congrats to the newest expanded family!
  11. Congrats to the newest forever families. You all look so great!
  12. Out of town for a weekend and miss a placement. Congrats to the newest family !
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