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Everything posted by varnervol

  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 !
  13. Congrats to the newest forever families !!
  14. Congratulations Cathy and Brian. We will have to get our little girls togeather when we come to Chattanooga.
  15. Congrats! I guess the campaigning is going to be on hold for a little while.
  16. I really can't add any more than what everybody else has said other than Abrazo is very open and honest. They want you to know everything and go into each situation with your eyes open. The support of everybody not just the staff is amazing. We had major emotions taking place after our son's placement. We called the office and they put us in contact with another family that went through something similar. It eased our emotions but showed us that they care and truely know their families.
  17. Congrats to the family of the first baby of 2008!!
  18. YEAH, I am so glad this went well.
  19. Reading this just boggled my mind but I understand as Craig's grandmother until recently (or at least she quit expressing her feelings to me) felt the same way about our son's first family. I was so tired of explaining it to her that every time she brought it up I said the same thing over and over. N and K will always be a part of who Eli is and if it wasn't for them we would not have this wonderful son. We have to maintain this contact for him because of who he is and who he will become. I am sorry that you do not understand but this was our choice and you need to respect our choice.
  20. Congrats to the newest family ! What a wonderful Christmas present this is.
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