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Wee Ones Adoption Center

by Goldenbtrfly Posted 10th Sep 2017 at 3:18 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2017 at 5:10 PM by Goldenbtrfly : MaB mention
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  • Tired of waiting a day to have a little Simlet join the family?
  • Are the pitter-patter of puppy and kitten paws just not enough?!
  • Perhaps your Sim is a bit aged, busy or physicaly unable to have a child naturally?
  • Or maybe your Sim would just like to open their heart and home to a Sim child?
  • Just need another community lot to fill in the empty spaces?
    If the answer is YES to any of those, I may have a solution for you...

Presenting, Wee Ones Adoption Center - my upload for the Maternity and Beyond theme! A community lot where you can adopt a baby or toddler on the spot! No waiting and no financial requirement. We have a lovely waiting area with photos of our happy families, a waiting lounge with vending snacks and a garden area if you need to take a small, brisk walk before you select your little one. Our babies and toddlers have a comfortable, quiet nursery decorated with soft, soothing colors and all the comforts young ones require. All that's missing is YOU. Won't you open your home and heart to a wee one soon by placing this community lot in your 'hood?



Sales pitch aside, haha, this lot was made so I could make use of Chris Hatch's adoption cribs (Apartment Life EP or higher required to use the cribs).



With his special cribs, Sims can adopt a baby or toddler on the spot and when they arrive home the new addition will be there waiting for them. As mentioned in his Read Me: "It will not function at a livable lot or if the lot has an owned business, it's for adopting not selling kids. The adoption option is only available to adults that live in a real family that is not already 'Full of Sims'." There are mock offices on the lot to simulate meeting with an adoption specialist, and mock nanny areas in the nursery area, but they are for show/realism.

Remember, this will not work on a livable lot or as an owned business.





Options:
- Use the no CC file if you do NOT want Chris Hatch's orphan display cot included.
- You can always replace the cribs with regular Maxis cribs or other custom content to make it your own spin on an adoption center/centre.

The ONLY item of CC included in the lot is the crib. Everything else is Maxis.

I hope you enjoy adding some wee ones to your Sims unique families!


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): 110534

Custom Content Included:
- CJH Orphan Display Cot by Chris Hatch/Back Alley Sims - THIS IS AN ADULT SITE

Additional Credits:
Thank you:
Chris Hatch for your Orphan Display Cot
Everyone who provided advice/suggestions/help when building this: joandsarah77, attuned, SimmyRN, Justpetro, Peni Griffin
PenelopeT for uploading the Read Me info so I didn't have to hunt mine down.

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Wee Ones Adoption Center.zip 902.2 KB 360 10th Sep 2017
Wee Ones Adoption Center no CC.zip 775.1 KB 134 10th Sep 2017
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 3:24 PM
I was wondering when someone would make this adoption center! Thanks so much!
My childless pixels will be grateful for the new addition to their families!
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#3 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 4:14 PM
@FranH - Thank you so much! I was surprised it hasn't been done! It's been an idea since they first announced the theme, so I'm happy to see it come to life too.
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#4 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 12:00 AM
Not sure how I'd use it, but I still wanted to comment because it's really cute. I've never been to an adoption center but this is exactly what I'd want one to look like. It's very cute. I especially like the color combinations in the crib-area. Very well done!
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#5 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 4:29 AM
Lovely idea....thanks so much!
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#6 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 7:08 AM
@gummilutt - Aww, thanks for the nice comment! I love the colors in the crib area too, they're so soft and soothing. If you wanted, you could swap the food area for some kind of parenting class section? Just an idea...

@olyoldone - Thank you so much!
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#7 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 4:38 PM
This is a neat way to approach sim adoption! I made a foster care / adoption center a while ago to go with a challenge I'm writing, and I had never heard of this adoption crib! Brilliant. I also love how you put those lamps inside the fence at reception - clever! Thank you!
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#8 Old 12th Sep 2017 at 12:06 AM
@Phaenoh - Thank you! *blush* I figured it would be neat idea to make a lot around Chris's awesome item, and I'm pleased it seems well-received.
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#9 Old 12th Sep 2017 at 11:22 PM
Thank you
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#10 Old 13th Sep 2017 at 8:56 AM
Brilliant idea, wonderfully executed- love it!
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#11 Old 13th Sep 2017 at 7:39 PM
Thank you, @Debby1957! I appreciate all your comments.

@attuned - Thank you so much! *blush* I appreciate the advise you gave me.
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#12 Old 15th Sep 2017 at 3:00 AM
It looks really cute! I'm surprised such a lot can even exist. I look forward to using it in the future! <3
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#13 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 11:57 PM
@kiddypatches - Awww, thank you! I really hope you enjoy it.
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#14 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 8:53 PM
I tried it - GREAT! Had to do a slight remodel; added more cribs, plus regular cribs with "babies" that are statues (available in different poses and colors) for that "overstocked" look. Added a coffee bar. FUN
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#15 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 3:51 PM
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Originally Posted by grammapat
I tried it - GREAT! Had to do a slight remodel; added more cribs, plus regular cribs with "babies" that are statues (available in different poses and colors) for that "overstocked" look. Added a coffee bar. FUN

I'm so happy to hear that @grammapat - that really made my morning! Thank you for the lovely comments and great idea on the baby statues.
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#16 Old 13th Oct 2017 at 2:02 PM
this amazing thank you :D
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#17 Old 13th Oct 2017 at 7:34 PM
@Lilcandy98 - Thank YOU for the comment! I'm so pleased that you like it!
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#18 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 6:01 PM
I really love this @Goldenbtrfly but I have a question. When you view the details of the zipfile it says Sims3Pack and the extension of the lot is .sims while all the lots I downloaded are .sims2pack.
Is that normal? Can I just download this?

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#19 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 6:34 PM
@lientebollemeis - Yeah, it's weird, but it looks like all the home files (not just mine) say that when you click details. Never-the-less, it's fine to download and install and it is definitely for Sims 2. Make sure to check more of the details, because they all have the .sims extension for me when I view them, and I just checked a good 10 or so under Residential that are not mine. Where did you download ones that are .sims2pack?
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#20 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 7:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldenbtrfly
@lientebollemeis - Yeah, it's weird, but it looks like all the home files (not just mine) say that when you click details. Never-the-less, it's fine to download and install and it is definitely for Sims 2. Make sure to check more of the details, because they all have the .sims extension for me when I view them, and I just checked a good 10 or so under Residential that are not mine. Where did you download ones that are .sims2pack?


Indeed others have the same issue.
I am sorry I didnt notice that. I must have download and not viewing the details but I am sure I downloaded lots on MTS before (might be a long time ago) when there was no problem.
But I am glad that I can just download this without worrying.
Again sorry for my mistake.

Download all creations (at once): http://bit.ly/allcreations
Only requests for Sims 2, please!
Go to my blog to request (for the details): http://bit.ly/dorequest
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#21 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 7:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
Indeed others have the same issue.
I am sorry I didnt notice that. I must have download and not viewing the details but I am sure I downloaded lots on MTS before (might be a long time ago) when there was no problem.
But I am glad that I can just download this without worrying.
Again sorry for my mistake.


Oh, it's no problem! You're right to question things going into your game, and I'm glad I was able to help. Enjoy.
I do wonder why it says that though.
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#22 Old 19th Oct 2017 at 10:58 PM
I have been having adoption pool problems, but had so many related hacks (there are SO many ways to stop social workers, and adopt, sell, give up, babies, toddlers, kids, even teens. I HAD fixed it, leaving the Social Workers in control (except for hot/cold). In a hood where I KNEW there were babies, toddlers, AND KIDS that had been taken by SW, none of them showed up in regular "call to adopt". Thank goodness they WERE at the adoption pool (took some really sad pictures). Is it possible the cribs interfere with the regular adoption pool?
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#23 Old 19th Oct 2017 at 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by grammapat
I have been having adoption pool problems, but had so many related hacks (there are SO many ways to stop social workers, and adopt, sell, give up, babies, toddlers, kids, even teens. I HAD fixed it, leaving the Social Workers in control (except for hot/cold). In a hood where I KNEW there were babies, toddlers, AND KIDS that had been taken by SW, none of them showed up in regular "call to adopt". Thank goodness they WERE at the adoption pool (took some really sad pictures). Is it possible the cribs interfere with the regular adoption pool?


@grammapat
I have no clue, as I don't have children who get taken away/given up. The best person to ask would be Chris Hatch since they are his creation. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.