Hi, I’m Joanne.
I created Forever Parents on December 28, 2002 after being frustrated by the lack of online support for adoptive and waiting parents. Feeling safe enough to vent, without being misunderstood or judged is an important part of this journey and I wanted to carve out a place for myself and others to do that. Forever Parents started on the msn boards, then switched to ezboard in 2003 and to our own server in 2008.
This blog was created in January 2007 as another way of connecting with parents who’ve adopted and those in the process of doing so. My husband & I adopted a sibling group of three that had been in the foster care system for four years. They were 5, 8 & 11 when we adopted them in 2003. Here are Eight Things About My Adoption Journey. Want to know more? Eight More Things About Me. The year after we finalized our adoption, we removed them from school and began our unschooling journey, which I blog about at An Unschooling Life.. Here’s an article I wrote on Homeschooling and Older Child Adoption if you’d like to know more. Although you’ll see the term “adoptive parents” on this site, please don’t think we call ourselves that. Parents who’ve adopted consider themselves “parents”. We use that term here because we’re a parenting site for those who’ve adopted…and that’s just to long to keep typing. lol
If you have information of interest to adoptive and waiting parents and would like it posted at our blog, please leave a comment here and I will get back to you. Send in information and press releases on adoption conferences, upcoming legislature, new book releases, support groups, adoption workshops and more.
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Forever Parents is maintained by parents who’ve adopted, and is for parents who’ve adopted (and those waiting). While other members of the triad are welcome to read and comment, only comments that are supportive of parents who’ve adopted, will be allowed here and at our adoption forums.
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