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    maryberrylicious posted:
    Hi My name is Mary and I'm a stay at home mom of three kids! My hubby and I are currently going thru the process of foster to adopt program thru the state of PA! We are very excited & nervous! I would like to hear some stories from others' experiences-good and bad! We want to be totally prepared for any situation since we are trying for a child around the age of 5-7 and would likely suffered from abuse/neglect! Any other info on support group web sites would be appreciated! thanks, Mary
    fiannakyn responded:
    I am active also on -its a pay site so no trolls, but the girls on the adoption board are very close knit and are supportive of each other, about half are foster/adopt and the other half are private infant adopt or embroy adoption. (about 15-20 active users on that board alone)

    I also recomend reading the book "Toddler Adoption, the Weaver's Craft" I know you're hopeing for older than toddler, but a lot of the toddler advice will still serve in your case. Especialy if the child was neglected and is developmently behind.

    we're hoping for age 0-3 ourselves, but we dont have any children of our own.
    Vicky(33), married 10 years, no children. Fought (and lost) infertility for all 10 years. Moving on to adoption, starting foster/adoption training with county DFS on March 28th, 2011

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