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Everything posted by tksimmons02

  1. Congratulations to the new families!! Prayers of peace and healing for the first families.
  2. Welcome Jenny! I hope Abrazo is where you find your family.
  3. Congratulations!! Prayers of healing to the first family.
  4. Congratulations Laural, Casey, and Zachary!! Blessings to the firstfamily that made this possible.
  5. Congratulations Brad & Amy! Prayers for the first family of this precious new Texas son.
  6. Blessings to you little Eli! Prayers of healing for your courageous first family.
  7. Congratulations Jason and Wendy. Prayers for healing and peace to Ethan's first family.
  8. My heart has been so burdened by this situation. I pray that this precious woman learns to respect herself as much as she obviously respects Abrazo. I pray that the right family comes along to love both the baby, and her first mom.
  9. Congratulations to all!! Prayers for healing and peace for your precious first mom.
  10. My advice 1. God's timing is PERFECT. Your child will come to you EXACTLY when he/she is supposed to and not a moment before. RELAX. You will not "miss" your child because of a homestudy glitch or badly timed vacation. 2. Talk to your families now about what open adoption is and isn't. Get them ready for it. Talk about it often. It is a difficult concept for most people, and a simple explaination really won't do it. Live it before your child comes home. 3. Read parenting books. Adoption is great, but you need to know how to care for a newborn AND what to expect before you can
  11. We are lifting up this little boy and his precious mom. May they both find the peace they so deserve. I surely pray many of our wonderful PIW's have submitted themselves for this special situation. Our daughter is almost 2, and it is a magical age.
  12. Congratulations!! What a wonderful story!
  13. Congratulations!! How wonderful to have such a loving reception for this newest angel!
  14. I gotta brag on my hubby a little. He was interviewed for an article in Physician's Practice. The article was the "cover story" for this issue. Jay is quoted extensively and is used as an example of what an IT guy should be. The article details what Jay does for his company, and shows of his knowledge of the latest medical software and technologies. I know he's fabulous, but it is pretty cool to see it in print!
  15. Congratulations!! Enjoy every sweet moment together!
  16. I don't have a problem with incentives based on special needs children (medical problems, etc,). I have a huge problem with incentives based soley on skin color. I had the awesome opportunity to hear some fabulous momma's talk about this very topic this weekend. These ladies opened my eyes to the messages we are sending (albeit however innocently). It hurts my hearts for them. Like it or not, adoption isn't cheap. I don't begrudge our agency, because I think they do it honestly. Placement costs are based on need and situation. I do resent other agencies that have price lists for bab
  17. Congratulations John & Nina!!! She's precious!
  18. Praying for a happy announcement soon!
  19. This is what makes us different. I don't give to charities because I get a tax deduction. I give to causes that I passionately believe in. My donation is my effort to make a difference with the limited funds that I can provide. I don't even keep records for tax purposes (sorry Anthony ). Much of what we give is untraceable, because it doesn't matter where it came from, as long as it helps. I am offended by breaking down the costs of adoption based on race for many reasons, and the biggest one is the "financial incentive" that you refer to. Adopting transracially is not an easy thin
  20. I find this unbelievably disturbing. Children are priceless, regardless of color. That this Dallas agency feels it appropriate to break down the value of a placement based on the racial combinations is absolutely horrifying to me.
  21. What a BEAUTIFUL baby boy!!! Enjoy every precious minute with your new sweetheart and his first family! Congratulations.
  22. God bless Abrazo for bringing comfort and hope to the down trodden. Everyone makes mistakes. It shouldn't mean you are less than human. It makes me SICK to think how these girls were treated (girls because they're jueveniles). If anything, juvenile offenders need MORE comfort and MORE hope so that they have a chance of actually being "rehabilitated".
  23. Isn't "marketing" like that highly unethical? Is there any sort of governing body that overseas those kind of unseemly behavior?
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