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I Admire People Who Adopt Children

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    I have this theory that

    if everyone would stop making new kids, and instead adopt all those millions and millions of children out there in desperate need of better lives, (and futures), we could have a world without extremely poor children in one generation.
    Vegetrize Vegetrize 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    My parents had a surprise

    for Mothers' day for us. They have been trying to adopt a boy for a few years since my only brother sadly died in a tragic drowning 9 years ago. They are in the process of adopting 2 little boys brothers in fact. They been working on it for a few months but didn't want to...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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    My wife and I just got back from the beginning

    process of adoption. This was a 4 week training program. What did we learn?? I learned that being an adoptive parent takes a lot of strength, both physical and emotional. Adoptive parents have no rights. The bio parents have all the rights. If you have a child in your...
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    There are these kids

    that I want to adopt. One of the reasons I want to get married and have a house, so that I can give these children a good home. My daughter wants an older sibling. She had one. But don't ever see him. I would love to be one or two of their adopted mother someday. I really need...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm 26 and most people my age are tying the knot

    or having their first or second child. I am not really sure if I would end up with somebody, it's hard to predict the future. Nevertheless, I am very open to the idea of adoption. I have always been fascinated with children and I think I my heart is big enough to love a kid even...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    They Realize Love Is Thicker Than Blood

    They realize loving a child does not require a biological connection. I kind of consider step-parents that raise their spouse's children like adoptive parents too.
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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    I especially admire people

    who adopt children from orphanages here in America. It annoys me when people act like they need to go to Africa or China to adopt....that's great and all....but there are plenty of children here in our country that need homes and families! Just curios....has anyone ever heard...
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2014

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    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    That is great to have people

    who are adopting children to be part of their family.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    I have adopted three boys

    and I have three boys of my own. I admire others who have adopted kids of their own. It is such a blessing to be a parent the natural or adoption way.
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I Dont

    I was adopted and I resent my dad for it. He adopted me to have a child before my uncle, he adopted me to get in the news paper and on tv, he adopted me to prove a point. Yes, growing up I got whatever I wanted, never got grounded cause he couldn't ground me cause he was never...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2010

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    Absolutely....... I wouldn't be here today

    if my parents hadn't adopted me.......
    1GRL1MALEiWnt2SQUIRTALLOVR 1GRL1MALEiWnt2SQUIRTALLOVR 36-40, F May 6, 2014

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    It just warms my heart,

    to see happy little faces:) with there new mom and dad.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F Nov 25, 2014

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    Yes I do very much so - Not only had we thought

    about ..but we have adopted too. Granted it was something we had to think about for sometime, as adoption involves not just yourselves. But any children you may have already ..& of course your extended family members too. Ultimately I felt that it was the right thing for us...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Its So Necessery...

    It disgusts me that so many people are against civil partnerships and gay adoption. Think of how many children which could be adopted by a loving family every year... just because they have two dads or two mums should not matter. Why deny a child a family just because 'Jesus...
    Airion Airion 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    I really adore people

    who adopt children. I was adopted at the early age of 6 months. The couple that adopted me were unable to have children of their own. Since adopting me, they have adopted 4 more children. I have 3 brothers and a sister with this family. I have been well taken care of along...
    brunetteatthebeach brunetteatthebeach 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Saving Grace There are a lot of Children

    who don't have a place to call home a forever family Mom and dad who love them unconditionally I was a child who was adopted by my grandparents and they where my Mom and Dad and I know how important it is for these children and the people who adopt they are saving graces they...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F Dec 12, 2014

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    My granddaughter was adopted last year

    as a newborn by a doctor and her husband. They were such nice people. They were very nervous because they didn't know how well they would be received by the natural parents and grandparents. One grandmother was mean ( my ex wife). It was a new experience for all, and such a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    Being an adopted child,

    I got to meet my birth family when I was 14. I got to see what my life would've been like....& it would've sucked! I'm so thankful and blessed that my birth mother made the right choice for me. & I love my parents not only for giving me a better life but loving me wholeheartedly...
    SweetLuvvv SweetLuvvv 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    Thinking About It...

    I really do admire people who adopt. The strength and passion it takes to take another person's child on is something i can only imagine. I would love to do it also but it's all the other things to consider. How will the child adapt to your life? Will it accept you? If it's a...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    A Remarkable Couple

    I know a couple who have 4 (or is it 5) biological sons, still in capable child bearing years, devout Catholics, and adoptive parents of 2 beautiful little girls from Nicaragua. This couple decided they wanted to have a girl. They decided not to wait on nature to 'possibly' give...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    I think most people who adopt children are good

    people unless you some of those ******** who adopt them just for the money -.- those people are jerks. But anyway as I was saying I think it's a great thing to do if I adopted a child I would love them and want them to feel loved and happy to be a part of my family (plus I...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I think it take a lot of courage

    and a big heart to accept a child into your life. I know a lot of people bandy about this praise for parents of babies but It take a lot more to accept a child who isn't even yours and give them a home. Most of these children come from bad backgrounds and to open up your home...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    My mother adopted two pairs of siblings.

    Both are my cousins twins from NZ 16 and siblings (bro-sis) from the US 16 and 17. TBH i dont feel comfortable living with them and my dad hates it. But i understand my mum if thats what makes her happy and divert her attention from my cheating father then okay.
    trentoy trentoy 22-25, M Jul 24, 2014

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    A Loving Family

    In today's world children must be the focus, the clear focal point, of every government and every government department because they are the future. Oh yes they are an unknown quantity, they may not achieve well due to other influences but they must receive the attention of every...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 12, 2013

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    My husband is adopted by two people

    for who adore him. I see the love for him. I wonder where he would be today if he had not been adopted. We would have not met or a future together. They gave me the most remarkable man, their son.
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    I truly admire others

    who adopt children for whatever reason. I have adopted one girl and one boy. Both are teenagers and are from my husband's former marriage. I love kids very much. I really wanted a huge family but that was not to be. I had two kids; a boy and a girl. When trying for a third...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F Feb 26

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    I have a family member

    who adopted three children from an overseas country. The children are all well and their ages are1,3, and 5. Two boys and a girl are the make up of the children.
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F Apr 9

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    My church takes the instructions in the bible

    to care for widows and orphans very important. Many our families have adopted children. Also if something happens and children of a member is left orphans we don't abandon them to state foster care a family in the church takes them in and depending on their age may legally...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I have great admiration

    and respect for people who adopt children. There are so many children on this earth who need parents, and to be loved. I plan to adopt children when I'm older, or be a foster parent to children. I have a lot of love to give, so I shall give it :)
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F Sep 5, 2014

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    i admire people who adopt children

    even i love to adopt orphan children but im helpless now i cannot adopt because still im single.But i will adopt once i get married i want a wife who understands me and after adopting i will give them good education and i will fullfill all there dreams its a promise
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 29, 2014

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    me and my partner have being looking into

    adopting cause we can't have children of our own :( due to my health, I brought adoption book and read it and wrote some points down. but now they said that we can't adopt cause of my depression, it broke my heart cause I just want to be a mummy, I've wanted to be mum since 2008...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    It requires a great deal of faith,

    trust and loving accepting family to adopt but there are lots of kids who need adoption to enable them to have fulfilled lives.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses May 19

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    I do admire people who adopt children.

    There are so many children in the foster system that need good homes to, and people who open those homes up to, are good people in my book.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    I was adopted by my step-dad

    when I was 2, and always knew him as my real dad. As I grew older, I realized that I was quite different than my younger brothers in terms of appearance, because they looked so much like my dad and I didn't. But my adopted dad has been great to me, and never treated me or my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23

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    Absolutely. People who go into fostering

    and adoption are the most increadibly patient and understanding people. To be able to cope with your own fears and troubles is one thing. But to take in a youngster who is so often still so angry at whatever lead them to this position. So frustrated at not being able to express...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 31, 2014

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