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Re: [IP] Adoption physicals

As a 55 year old adopted child, who was adopted by two people who were
(unknown to the New Jersey and NY adoption agencies)  both over 40 when I
was adopted, I can ask you to "do whatever it takes".   There is a child out
there somewhere who is looking for two parents to take care of him or her,
and who needs to be loved.

There will be lots of tests, physical, psychological, and others, but if
you're the right folks, there will be an agency representative who will know
when they see the right couple for the child who needs them, as much as you
need them.

With all the things we're reading in the NJ local papers about the DYFS
(Division of Youth and Family Services) they're going to be very strict, but
it will be worth the effort.      It's been 51 years since my adoption, and
I thank God every night that they went the extra mile.

There is an agency in Short Hills -- Just Babies -- that uses the Fost /
Adopt format and they are very good.  We've been doing some "emergency
foster care" through them, and I'd be glad to make a contact, if it would

Joe Steiner
Type II since 1984
Adopted since 1952

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "gdonohue" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 3:27 PM
Subject: [IP] Adoption physicals
> Hi All
> My husband and I, after go through two unsuccessful in-vito tries and
> one more that the insurance will help with are also going through
> pre-adoption paperwork and looking at agencies etc...
> Me at age 37 and diabetic for last 17 years and my husband who's worse
> health problem besides me is sleep apnea know that physicals are a part
> of the pre-adoption preparations.
> My questions is to others on the list...Has anyone as a type I gone
> through adoption of a baby? In NJ? Any agencies that are more friendly
> to the health problems related with diabetes? Any other helpful
> guidance??
> Gail Donohue
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