Did you get the post-adoption support you needed?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Did you get the post-adoption support you needed?
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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 1:10pm

I was just reading this MSNBC article and wondering how you all felt about the level of post-adoption support you received either from your agency, the government, or through other resources?

Post-adoption blues? Many families

Post-adoption blues? Many families need more support Report argues too many adoptive families are not receiving essential services


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Registered: 09-02-2008
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 5:40pm

We got absolutely ZERO from DSS and we really needed it. Mason turned out to be Bi-ploar, ODD, ADHD and even worse. Couldn't even gdt them to give us copies of Mason's files from before he was placed with us. And they kept a lot of his known problems secret from us. Guess they figured (wrong) that we would not have adopted him if we knew. i doubt if i'll ever recommend adoption through our country to anyone!

Claire

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 7:46am

I think this is probably a BIG issue.

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Registered: 10-18-2006
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 12:53pm
Hey Claire -
When you get a minute can you email me and let me know what all you experienced? I know on the fostering board you once mentioned to ask why you no longer foster. As it is looking like we will win this case, I am starting to worry that the girls have more "issues" than what has surfaced. I am particularly worried about the 3yr old and if we adopt what services we will have. Or if that will be another battle I'll have to endure. I forgotten what State you are in ...any information you can share regarding the fostering to adopt process would be most appreciated.
Briana

 

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Registered: 01-26-2009
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 12:22pm

Hi! We didn't have any post-adoption blues, but we received quite a bit of post-adoption support and facilitation between us and Sophia's birthmother over the last 14 months. We are now in an open adoption (we were in semi-open). Our social worker was phenomenal and will continue to be a friend and resource to us as we move forward parenting Sophia... These baordies also were my support, of course!

Best wishes to all...Tiff

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 4:08pm

Wow sounds like a really big range of support from different agencies. We weren't really offered much support, but I'd like to think that it would have been there had we needed it.

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