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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ...or disposable income of any sort. :)

    We just got the final word today that our second adoptive son will be moving in with us full time as of 3:00pm tomorrow. He is an adorable and sweet little six year old boy. He will be our second adoption in the past year and will be joining his new 12 year old brother as the newest family member.

    The two boys get along very well and come from similar backgrounds of domestic violence and drug abuse. The bad thing is their birthdays are only a week apart. Talk about going broke twice a year now at Christmas and in May.

    Now I have to spend the rest of the night tonight and day tomorrow getting his room ready for him. I also need to strip the action figures from the walls in the game room and hide them so he does not open them all. :)
     
  2. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    That's some pretty incredible news.
    Kudo's to you. Sounds like you have some pretty good reasons to celebrate.
     
  3. Warthog

    Warthog Turner, OR Active Member

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    Congratulations! Thank you for adopting, it’s a great thing.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    You are doing a wonderful thing. Bless you.

    Keith
     
  5. eddieb

    eddieb Tigard, OR Member

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    Congratulations PP. Very happy for you.
     
  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    congratulations!
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, not to worry you'll have extra money again in about 20 years.
     
  8. AKMark

    AKMark 97233 Member

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    Exceptional. I think you are doing a great thing.
     
  9. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Rock On! Have fun! Congrats! Adoption is awesome, it is how I got a little sister, way back in 1975.
     
  10. JC9995

    JC9995 Greater "Clackamas" Active Member

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    Congrats PP..... we just finalized our second adoption last November. Its a one of a kind feeling...... with its own set of joys and hardships. Good luck my brother in arms...... now. Let me be the first to ask what we are ALL thinking...... got any guns to sell real cheap. LOL! :)

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  11. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    Congrats!
     
  12. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    2 Birthdays a week apart?? I wish I had that problem, as my wife and 2 daughters birthdays are all within 4 days of each other in December, and all 1 week before Christmas.

    Congrats PP, but I really can't feel sorry for ya as far as the birthdays go............:cool:

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    PROCLAIMING----WOW----WHAT A RIDE!!!"
     
  13. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!

    I'll trade some original star wars baseball cards from the 70's for some of your action figures or gun you don't need anymore.... Just kidding ;)

    SF-
     
  14. DiscoFam

    DiscoFam Springfield Member

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    Congrats!
    My wife and I are doing foster care (we have 5 kids right now) and are planning/hoping to adopt two of them. Things are still a ways off; being state foster kids there are a lot of hoops the state has to go through before rights are canceled and adoption can take place.
    There need to be more people like you to take care of all the 'unwanted' children of society and show them there are people who love them and they are wonderful kids no matter what background they come from.
    Thank you so much.
     
  15. brianjronk

    brianjronk Marysville, WA Active Member

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    Awesome! Congrats! The wife and I are looking into adopting our first, just not sure if we want to wait until after we're done having our own kids or not. Did you do domestic or international?

    If I lived in the area, I'd give you a hand putting his room together!
     
  16. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Both me and my 2 oldest sisters were adopted. When I was adopted I really missed my foster family so they convinced me that by putting my in a box and putting me out by the road the mail man would take me back to them. My mom finally found me, in the box just chillin lol. Damn sisters.
     
  17. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Having BEEN IN the foster care system, people that adopt and foster are A+ in my book.