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crazeekitty Sun 09-Feb-14 20:37:27

Just wanted to say how glad I am I discovered mumsnet adoption chat. So much more open and supportive than the patronising comments on other adoption forums

Italiangreyhound Sun 09-Feb-14 21:13:17

Yes, it is a lovely place to be.

Lilka Sun 09-Feb-14 21:20:11

I love it here. Been around for, ooh nearing 4 years and it's so supportive. You guys are all fantastic smile

CheeryGiraffe Sun 09-Feb-14 21:23:17

I love it here, too. I've posted on other forums, but none are as good as here - the honestly, support and humour make it by far and away the best.

You're all fab. grin

Kewcumber Sun 09-Feb-14 22:12:37

only 4 years Lilka shock - you're a baby?! It feels like you've been here forever!

We are great aren't we grin

ghostinthecanvas Sun 09-Feb-14 22:18:01

I lurk a lot too. Wish I had discovered it years ago. I have learned a lot on here. Most recently that it is normal and ok to panic about the way you feel about...well....everything grin

Kewcumber Sun 09-Feb-14 22:19:01

I thought panicking was de rigeur actually, if you never panic then you can't come in!

ghostinthecanvas Sun 09-Feb-14 22:28:53

Sometimes, after a day has gone smoothly, I feel weirdly nervous. Then I come on here and read stuff like ^^
Kewcumber flowers

ghostinthecanvas Sun 09-Feb-14 22:54:43

Can I clarify "weirdly nervous" I mean that somethings going to go wrong soon feeling.....
reread my post and it didn't make sense. blush it's been a long day

Devora Sun 09-Feb-14 23:12:32

I've been on MN for 10 years! Started off hanging out on conception threads, then pregnancy, then general parenting, then adoption. Adoption is my favourite bit by far smile

Lilka Sun 09-Feb-14 23:21:19

I know Kew! I feel very "young" compared to you and Devora and Maryz and Kristina etc. And yet at the same time I feel like I've always been here

This forum's got a lot busier in the last 2 years. If you look back through the adoption board, there's a huge difference in the number of threads a week now and the number of threads a week when I joined in 2010.

Woo, more people! Welcome all, lets make the forum even more busy grin

Devora Sun 09-Feb-14 23:23:54

That must be you, seducing them in Lilks grin

Lilka Sun 09-Feb-14 23:58:30

You make me sound ever so femme fatale-ish

Come hither, new members wink

do I hear the sound of potential new members running away screaming after reading that?

RabbitRabbit78 Mon 10-Feb-14 14:39:21

Also love it here smile

KristinaM Mon 10-Feb-14 18:13:55

I am indeed an old bag. But I can assure you that Devora is very young and glamorous. Can't speak for Mary wink

Devora Mon 10-Feb-14 21:53:39

Come to think of it, has anybody actually seen Mary and Lilka in the flesh? Are we sure they are who they say they are? Do we know they're NOT hairy-handed imposters? [Narrows eyes speculatively]

I did actually meet another MN adopter over the weekend; we had a hot date at the garden centre grin. I won't name names, but she was WAY younger and more glamorous than I was expecting.

RudolphLovesoftplay Tue 11-Feb-14 06:16:00

I love this board too smile

Piffyonarock Tue 11-Feb-14 08:49:54

I find this board very useful, interesting and supportive. I'm inspired to be a better informed adopter and it does help to know that everyone has their struggles, it's not just me! And you're all very friendly too!

CloserThanYesterday Tue 11-Feb-14 13:18:16

Yep, just to add to the appreciation society, I've lurked all over the place on infertility and now adoption forums, and this is the only forum I've felt brave enough to join in a bit with. Lovely people smile

Moomoomie Tue 11-Feb-14 14:05:45

Can't stand the lot of you, nest of vipers grin grin
<runs away quickly>

Lilka Tue 11-Feb-14 16:58:42

<chases Moomoomie with a large stick> wink

Moomoomie Tue 11-Feb-14 17:33:19

Or your toothbrush that has been used to clean the loo, hey lilka ?
<runs even faster>

Lilka Tue 11-Feb-14 17:50:32

I have no comeback to that sad grin grin

Lilka Tue 11-Feb-14 17:53:07

Hmm not sure a sad face was the right one, imagine a face with an expression of disappointment on it due to being crappy at witty banter. I'm sure I'll come up with a great one liner in 10 hours time when it's too later grin

Moomoomie Tue 11-Feb-14 20:52:29

The thread will still be here when you can think of one.
Love you all really!

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