I Admire People Who Adopt Children

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    As many of my friends know,

    I am an adoptive parent. I met my wife (now EX) when I was 36. We married and I adopted her 3 kids. Their biological father was still living but not a good man. When I came along, we approached us as a couple, even before the marriage, and asked if I would consider adopting...
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy
    22-25, M
    Feb 2

    Let's be honest. Unplanned pregnancies are

    happening every millisecond. Unfortunately, many kids are kept by parents who are unfit financially and/or emotionally because of the parents own selfishness. Putting up the child for adoption is not even considered it seems; even though doing so would be one of the most...
    yesnoyesyes yesnoyesyes
    22-25, F
    Jan 24

    There's many forms of adoption today.

    I have 2 adopted brothers whose parents died in a car wreck both parents were only children and besides their dads parents my brothers had no other family. Due to medical issues they felt they couldn't handle raising them the way they deserve but didn't want to lose them...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    Mar 4

    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, 2015

    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...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    Hi was just wondering

    if anyone knows if you could still adopt a child if u have gone through alot of trama in your childhood if u have previously tried to commit suicide and have self harmed. If you have gotten past this see a therapist and is mentally stable and dont do any of this stuff anymore is...
    lillynicole lillynicole
    22-25, F
    Jan 29

    maybe i'm a bit too young

    or unexperienced to post such a question, but why do people want so badly to have their own kids? I mean, their biological kids. there are plenty of children who wait to be adopted and loved. love, compassion and understanding is what matters in the end, not sharing flesh and...
    WitheredMind WitheredMind
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 23

    maybe i'm a bit too young

    or unexperienced to post such a question, but why do people want so badly to have their own kids? I mean, their biological kids. there are plenty of children who wait to be adopted and loved. love, compassion and understanding is what matters in the end, not sharing flesh and...
    WitheredMind WitheredMind
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 23

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    I have an older sister

    who is 43 and is unable to have kids due to ovarian cancer. She and her husband have adopted three kids not long after they were born. She and her husband have been so blessed with the adoption of their three kids. I offered several times to have a child or two for them. I...
    happypianoteacher happypianoteacher
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    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...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    It just warms my heart,

    to see happy little faces:) with there new mom and dad.
    momonsite momonsite
    36-40, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    I do admire you...the parents

    who open your homes to others to raise. If we had the room we would adopt. I can't have anymore children... But I have plenty of love for another. One day...I hope to adopt...so grow my family...
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 6

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    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

    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
    Jan 28, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    Feb 26, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2014

    I have an older sister

    who cannot have children due to female problems. She and her husband have adopted three small kids. Their adopted kids are 2 boys and 2 girls. The children seem to be working out in their new home.
    blondemomathome blondemomathome
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014
    lovingparent25 lovingparent25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    It is soooooo heartwarming to know

    that adults can love kids eventhough they don't have the same blood
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    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
    Feb 23, 2015

    I would love to be like Josephine Baker,

    and adopt as many children as I can when I am old enough, and set up an orphanage with a difference, one that sets them on their way properly prepared for life, loved. You have to read about what she did, it's absolutely amazing!
    Cadenatdanseuse Cadenatdanseuse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    This is a riddle I love simply

    because it just seems like the sort of thing that the troll that guards the bridge would as you, and kill you if you answer it incorrectly. The riddle goes like this: A man says "If you lie to me I will slay you with my sword. If you tell me the truth I will slay you with a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 10, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    My family is complicated.

    My mother had a daughter who she gave up for adoption, one of the first open adoptions in the area. My sister always knew who my mom was. There was never any trauma or confusion. Just honesty. My mom married my father, they had me. Years later, my cousin got pregnant, decided...
    tallyrae tallyrae
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 13

    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

    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
    Apr 4, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 19, 2015
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