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    The tribal adoption of our son Eddy has been completed. He came to us four years ago as a three year old foster.child. He has been in the system all his life. We five adopted daughters and two bio daughters. Our bio daughters each have seven children. Our life is full.Eddy has always been a true gentalman. He loves to help. I am 58 and Vickie is 50. We have five at home and three grown. My goal is to live long and help launch these kids into adulthood.
    All of our adopted children are Alaska native. Every one of the over 200 remote native villages in Alaska is its own tribe. With the Indian Child Welfare Act it is hard for non natve familys to adopt native childern.We have learned. the battle is not ours.

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    Congratulations to your family!
    Alena a me Aleka pu'i ka'wa pau'ole
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    Eight children, 14 grandchildren, and likely a lot more grandchildren to come? And, given your age, you may very well see some great-grandchildren. To describe your life as full is, I suspect, quite the understatement.

    But, I also suspect that while physically full, it is and will be overflowing with fulfillment.

    God bless you.
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    That's really cool.
    I admire you
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    Wow. Congrats to your family!

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    Just amazing. Congratulations. I admire your heart, and your stamina. Raising kids is hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akivory View Post
    All of our adopted children are Alaska native. Every one of the over 200 remote native villages in Alaska is its own tribe. With the Indian Child Welfare Act it is hard for non natve familys to adopt native childern.We have learned. the battle is not ours.
    The victory is.

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    Congratulations. There are many great kids that get bounced around in the system most of their life. The truly fortunate ones, end up with families like yours
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    Mike

    R.I.P Bill ( Maniacal Pete ) I only wish there was something we could have done to help...

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    Congratulation, Sir!
    You can call me Pappa Andi!
    Nun war dieser brave Lehrer, Von dem Tobak ein Verehrer, Was man ohne alle Frage, Nach des Tages Müh und Plage, Einem guten, alten Mann, Auch von Herzen gönnen kann.
    (Wilhelm Busch, german author, 1832 - 1908)

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    Thank You for taking on such a challenge, and may God bless you as you bless so many children's lives with love.

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    I have found nothing in life is as satifying as providing for a family.
    Conventional adoption is expensive and and a person can wait for years to find a child.
    If a child is adopted from foster care all expenses are taken care of and there is usually a mothly supsidy.
    All but one of our six adopted children were born with drugs or alcohol in thier system. Thanks to my amazing wife all of them are well adjusted and above average in school. Sunday I took my son and ten young grandsons to hear Riers In The Sky. What a hoot! Life is good
    Last edited by akivory; 10-03-2012 at 02:26 PM.

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