Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ask The Scribblers- Family Help

I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to start my own family in SL. after being an extended part of a great SL family and finding out all the great fun families have, I've decided to take the next step and am considering adopting. I don't know where to start though. any suggestions?

Signed- A Wanna-be Mom

Hi Wanna-be Mom,

Well fistly, big hugs for wanting to adopt and enter the kid and family community!
There are lots of ways to go about adopting; some more successful than others.

There are many adoption agencies in sl where parents can meet prospective kids and go on trial with them to see how they get along. The main adoption agency that is well known is Making a wish come true adoption, also known as MAW. Visting MAW can be a bit daunting, especially since it takes a while to rez! But putting a panel up there is one of the best ways to find a child to adopt.

Applications are put in the panels so you can share a bit about yourself, and learn about the kids in order to decide whether to trial with them. It's important that when you fill your application in you are very thorough and detailed so that the children can be sure you would make a good fit.

Trials are a very important part of the process too. It allows you to see if you'd fit together as a family. Say you don't see your trial child until the 5th day of your week long trial, perhaps your timezones are not a good fit!

Sometimes MAW may not find you a child, for on reason or another. The Scribbler's all suggested getting to know kids or families is also a good way to join a family. A fair few of us Scribbler's have been adopted through families that our friends have introduced us too. So perhaps, if you know some child avatars already, you could ask them if they know anyone who would like to trial with you.

Just remember that it may take a while to find the perfect fit, so don't be disheartened if the first few trails don't go as well as you hoped.

Apart from the adoptiong process, if you're new to adoption it's always fun to explore how you would treat your own child and how you would roleplay with them. Maybe you could hang out with the family you are a part of and see which kind of family life suits you, whether it's light roleplay, or total roleplay of dinnertime, outings and bedtime! 
We wish you all the best, and hope you find the perfect fit! 
Love, The Scribblers<3

P.s. The pictures used in these posts are of us, mostly, and aren't from the people asking the questions! We just like to include pictures relevant to the question asked! *grins*
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  1. Excellent advice! Maw be where I find my fambly. Been together for two whole years.

  2. Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed response. I can imagine that this will help a few wanna-be mommies out there ;-)

  3. I love it! I asked one of you on plurk the same thing the other day and the advice was great! Now I'm on my first trial!