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Strapples Patient Expert

Palatine, Illinois
I was born on August 8th 1991. Two or more weeks premature. I spent the first three and a half years of my life in a Romanian orphanage, on the third year one of the caretakers attempted to kill me by throwing me down the stairs for complaining that she was stealing food. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury with skull fracture. I remember waking up in the hospital. Because of the premature birth...

Anna D. Healthy Living Professional

Canada
My husband and I are the proud new adoptive parents of a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. We are also the proud parents of two biological children. The goal of our blog is to promote adoption as an option in Canada for birth parents who receive an adverse prenatal diagnosis.
Communities: Down Syndrome

pamela

UTOPIA, Canada
I was born in Manchester England in 1959. I was given up for adoption in 1962. Me and me adopted parents arrived in Canada in 1964, where I went to High School and graduated. I also went to College. I am in a relationship, and have been with him for coming up 17 years. I will be turning 50 June 22 1959. Over the past 50 years of my life I have been depressed because of what my birth mother did...
Communities: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Depression , ...

maeflye

United States
I am a former college administrator who is now the adoptive parent of 12 children, most of whom are now teens. My blog tells our story.... day after day.
Communities: Adoption

Carissa H. Patient Expert

Bloomington, Illinois
Hello! My husband and I adopted 13 month old boy/girl twins from South Korea in October of 2008! While new to the parenting adventure we are learning as we go and well it is always an adventure at our house! So don't hesitate to follow along as we experience the ups and downs of parenthood and multiples!
Communities: Parenting

dcepiano13

California
I am twenty two years old. I recently had to move back with my foster mom.  I lost my job a little less than  year ago and started to gain weight because I didn't do as much as I did.  I tried loosing weight once and I lost twenty pounds (almost to my goal).  I have been looking for a job and one thing I think employers look at are peoples body shape and how they look in...
Communities: Leukemia, Eye Health, Adoption , ...
Goals: Lose weight

Sally Bacchetta

Webster, New York
A friend awaiting adoption asked me what motherhood is really like. I thought for a moment then said, "It's looking at a face so streaked with dirt, sweat, snot, glue, jelly, dust, pudding, or chalk that anyone in their right mind would turn away, and finding it so incredibly beautiful that you can't help but kiss it." Thanks to adoption, I have two beautiful faces to kiss. And I...
Communities: Parenting

KohlerCreated

Missouri
Just the randoms of a twenty-something couple (us!) living in Missouri doing what we do best: paying our bills on time and making the rest as fun as we can. We recently started our own multimedia creative called Kohler Created. We have so many diverse and complimentary skills and we work so well as a team that it seemed like a no-brainer to offer our talents in design, web development and...

flakymn

United States
For ten years we were a family of two. Three if you count our dog. We had a dream. Marriage and children and the whole happy ending. In 2003 we found out that our dream may not come true. First clomid three times. Five IUIs. Four IVFs. Thousands of dollars and many years. And still a family of two. Three if you counted the dog. It was during that emotional roller coaster that I started this...

ceciliagracia

Madrid, Spain
I'm a fitness oriented woman loves to learn more in fitness to enhance more the knowledge in fitness and health. More about me, visit my facebook account and don't forget to add me  My username: Cecilie  Perez Gracia or  http://www.facebook.com/people/Cecilia-Perez-Garcia/1471771357