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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Voice recording options to help bonding?

I have a 2 month old foster baby that only sees her mother 2 hours a week. I thought that a recording of her mom singing to her might be good for helping her bond to her mother. Any recommendations on how to do this? I've seen stuffed animals that let you record things, but I don't know if any of them are any good. Also, I would prefer a cheaper option. And if Dad passes the paternity test, something that would do 2 separate recordings would be good.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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Re: Voice recording options to help bonding?

Hallmark (and probably other places) sells books that you can record someone reading the story. I think your idea sounds great though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Is the case plan to increase visitation?

Maybe ask the mom to record herself using her phone, and email you the video to play for the baby. That would be free.
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Re: Voice recording options to help bonding?

The Hallmark books are very cute. We have two. Costco had them the other day. Honesty, the only thing to promote bonding is more time together. They need that one on one face time and mom needs it just as much as baby as if mom doesn't bond, that creates just as much difficulties as child. Its very thoughtful of you to be concerned.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: Voice recording options to help bonding?

Thanks for the help! They don't tell me anything about their plans for visits, so I don't know if they will increase. I will see if the mom can make a video with her phone. That would be perfect. I think the book idea would be perfect for a child that was a little older, so I will keep that in mind for the future.
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FYI...I would create a separate email account so you are not giving mom your real one.
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Yes. I am definitely creating a new email account.
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Re: Voice recording options to help bonding?

Or, you could just do a Facebook account only for birth mom. You can also get a second phone number to your home phone (in private adoption we called it the baby hotline) where it is only a few dollars a month. Its the same phone line but different ring. Just tell her to call on xxx days at xx time or offer to call her on those days. That would be very thoughtful of you and just keep a log for the worker.
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To keep contact with my last baby's mom, I gave her my Text Free number so she could text me but not have my real phone number. Worked really well as I could send her pics and updates. She had visits three times a week which increased to 5 times though.
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We have a Google Voice number we give to bios. That way they can text it and call it, but don't have our real number. It forwards to our phones. Also, you can set what hours the calls go through, and other times, it goes straight to voicemail.
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