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Norman and Lorene Longino Cooke's other children
September 7, 2014, 11:42 am
I am Glenn Ival Cooke White born to Norman and Lorene Cooke in New Orleans, La in 1958. I was given up for adoption. I have just found out the names of my birth parents and the fact that I had 10 siblings at the time of my birth. I believe we are brothers. I would love to hear from you. My email...

Deal with difficult child!!!

March 11, 2013, 8:52 am
My brother had adopted a baby boy 3 years ago, he is now 4. He is such a lovely kid, displays good manners, hugs all those who love him and entertains everybody funnily with his quotes from movies. But there's another side too. He is extremely aggressive and stubborn as an ox. His parents are...
loking for son dob 07-17-77
January 11, 2012, 5:20 pm
Where was your son born? Massachusetts?
Continental Europe, Americans living outside US boards
October 26, 2011, 6:25 pm
I am trying to get through a local agency that does CPS adoptions as well as foster to adopt. However, I go overseas alot for work purposes. It seems Texas where I live has a six month residency requirement before the child can be adopted and get a passport. This means I have to find a nannie or...
Add a Travel or Immigration Category
October 19, 2011, 6:24 am
You will find both an Immigration and Naturalization forum and an International Adoption Travel forum under the International Adoption category. http://forums.adoption.com/international-adoption/ Hope that helps!
Need Help : Reuniting with now 22yr old daughter from rape
March 26, 2011, 4:39 am
Does your daughter know she was conceived as the result of a rape or is this something you need to tell her? She will at some point ask about her birthfather, and I think honesty is the best and only way to go. Can you get counseling to help prepare you to have this discussion with her if you...
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Mary - 4 years ago
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How long does it take for someone to contact you after finding them here? I have made every effort, but waiting is killing me!! Also I find this site difficult to find all info, such as how are msg received by the other person...are they notified by email or other notification sysytem?? #1
Kelly - 4 years ago
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I have connected with my birthchild and his adopted family,and I would like to take my name off this site. How do I do this? #2
Pamela - 4 years ago
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This site is very valuble, but difficult to navigate through it all #3
Valerie - 4 years ago
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I agree with Mary on everything. I have no idea how the other person gets contacted either. I have left 4 messages to her this year. As far as the site, some pages do not load and some do. I can't access my contact's profile anymore no matter how many ways I try. I'm sure it's my daughter. I had the thought that she has given up since she first submitted her info in 2003. She is on facebook but it appears she never gets on there either. I would much rather contact her through this site, if there is a way. #4
Anne - 4 years ago
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Still searching for my son's Chance William, Nov 15,1994 and Joseph Roger, May 27,1996 who were adopted from Madison County, Illinois. My prayers are they have had loving adoptive parents. #5
emmanuel - 4 years ago
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hi i am 32 years old i was adopted at a young age my birth father is from greece i am trying to get duel citizenship and i am in greece stuck i have called clerk of courts and no one can help to to find what forms i need to set aside the adoption so that i may have my birth fathers name on the certificate apostile. #6
Guest - 4 years ago
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I found one of the people I was looking for on here but post is from 2005 I get no response any other way to contact this person #7
marla marie ramirez - 3 years ago
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I was born 6/1/1964 in oakland califorina not in a hospital but placed in a hospital for adoption was born 6:52am when I was 3 years old I rember having to sit for pitchers in a pink dress holding a blue phone and through a adoption agencies I received a letter stating my mother was married to a very jealous husband and before it got out of hand she seprated from him and gave me up and that I had relatives in San Francisco as to the pitcher the letter stated that one of my biological parent requested the pitcher for my well-being the only other information I have is the physician Clarence N, Copeland M, D. and James C, Malcolm M, D. On my birthcertificate my file numbers 64-135927 local districts number 6015 7159 if thats any help to finding my birthparents please I would like to meet them , #8
Shane - 3 years ago
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I have found someone, and in that this site is irreplaceable. But the slow messages and lack of email notification is beyond frustrating. We have both requested contact info and cant seem to access it. Thankful for the service, while at the same time agonizing over how confusing the site is. #9
Steffany - 3 years ago
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How do I find my two cousins that were adopted when they were little? They are my biological cousins and I have already contacted the other siblings? Cps took them away when we were kids in Grand Rapids my family and I are in hopes to finding them, we have some important health issues to share with them , something that could save their life. #10
Catnyc - 3 years ago
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My father recently passed away. He lived in the Manila, Philippines where he was raising my half sister 10years old. I live in New York along with my two full siblings. Since the passing of our father, we would like to bring our half sister to live with us in New York. How do we go about this? Anyone know a good lawyer here in Manila? How long does this process usually take? I am an American citizen and married to an american citizen. My full siblings are Filipino citizens, green card holder. Any leads are greatly appreciated. Thank you. #11
Norton - 3 years ago
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I am 28 and what to adopt my friend son because there having trouble looking after him and he 16 and him and his parents have agreed that I could adopted him with my husband but I live in USA MD and they live in the UK (United Kingdom) am I aloud to adoped him if he dose not live in the USA? #12
Nicole - 4 years ago
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Hi my name is Nicole and when I was 12 years old I found out that i was adopted. I am now 23 years old and I have been in search of my birth mother recently. i am kind of limited on my sources because all I know is her first name and the first letter of her last name. I was adopted through a private adoption agency and I don't even know what agency it was. Please if anyone can help me on what I should do to search for my birth mother I was much greatly appreciate it. #13
Staci - 3 years ago
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I was adopted from Akron,Ohio through Jewish Family Service on July 11, 1969. I don't believe my birth mother was from Akron. I learned my maternal grandparents were holocaust survivors. I have been blessed with a wonderful life; I currently run an assisted living facility in Michigan #14
Diane Truly and Andy Nakic - 3 years ago
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Thank you Adoption.com. I registered in February, 2010 and my son found me in September,2013. He is 51 years old and had been taken from the US to Germany when he was 5 years old. Without the internet and this site we would never have foud onne another. We are extremely grateful!!! #15
elisabeth - 3 years ago
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all I know I was born in Brooklyn ny in the angel of guardian adoption agency for unwed mothers they signed me over june 10th 1964 so im still wondering if she was 18 on that day they sent me some paperwork saying father was 25 and had a train accident when he was a young chlld how do they know all this I wonder everyday and now he has 2 more siblings wow it kills me just to write it it still hurts that I don't know them and might never ........ #16
Emma - 3 years ago
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Hello my name is Emma and I'm a foster kid who's adopted and I really need enough information on everything about my past like birth: parents, relatives, siblings, ancestry, maya/Mayan world; am I a descended of something more. Please do help me so much thank you #17
Guest - 3 years ago
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I would like user howareu to please contact me. I think she may be my sister #18
Michele - 3 years ago
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I am trying to find my sister who was born 08/20/1976 in Ironwood, Michigan. #19
Tonia - 3 years ago
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I am trying to adopt or get information on a child in Florida. I have signed up through the website, but when I click get more information it doesn't go anywhere #20

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