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I Adopt And Rescue Animals

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    Helpful Tips On Adopting An Animal

    Study after study shows that pets are good for our health. Their unconditional love reduces our stress levels and increase our serotonin level (a neurotransmitter, derived from tryptophan, that is involved in sleep, depression, memory, and other neurological processes). I shake...
    AceofPentacles AceofPentacles 46-50, F Feb 27, 2012

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    I Am A Foster Dad For Abandoned Ferrets

    They are cute, curious little critters and how anyone could just abandon them or any other animal is beyond my comprehension. Tomorrow I will be heading to Dayton, OH to pick up a ferret that was found in a small cage next to a dumpster. Can anyone explain why people would be so...
    uppaUS uppaUS 61-65, M May 11, 2013

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    Cats

    I have a passion for cats since I was little. but it would never come to my mind to buy an animal, I couldn't do that. Plus there are so many animals destinated to death, or live on the street. So i decied to adopt my four cats. Two of them should have died, and ttwo of them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    These people are some of society's greatest heroes. They take kids who are often disturbed and have been ill treated by life and people and they shower love upon them. There had...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    My family and I saw her at Kitty City (strange place to find dogs). We were actually going to get a Shepard-mix puppy because my dad wanted a guard dog. They were all boys. Then...
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F Aug 30

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    I had this cat named Cedric a few years ago. We rescued him from the cold. :) He became our little buddy. One day he came home and someone had cut off his tail. When I saw him, I...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    I was adopted when I was a newborn, in fact, I would not have existed if it weren't for my parents. My birth mother wanted to abort me, but luckily, my mom and dad were looking for...
    inwarddispositions inwarddispositions 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    As soon as I get married and have a house, I am ready to adopt. I also want to give birth to two more babies. But adoption is something I've always wanted to do, since my daughter...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've recently adopted a stray male English Bull Terrier. He goes by the name "Doofus" but has since then been renamed to a different name of my choice, "Fondue".Well... He is not...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Aug 26

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    As a small child, I was told that I was adopted. My adoptive parents didn't know very much about where I came from or who I was, only that I had a different first name which they...
    eljefe3126 eljefe3126 46-50 a week ago

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    my adoptive mother is half japanese and im irish/italian and one day my roommate said to me "wait isnt it the other way around?" and when i asked what she meant she replied "dont...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I'm trying to organize a network of people who have been affected by adoption and the foster care system. Please visit www.facebook.com/groups/adopteelondon The group is still in...
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M Aug 28

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    I'm a bit worried if giving my child up for adoption will be hard for me emotionally. I have a 4 yr old son...and am trying hard to get my life on track....I'm a single mom. I'm 6...
    luxieluna luxieluna 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Well I guess there is 2 of them but whatever oh and they are teens we have not told anybody yet about adopting twins of any child for that matter but surprise we are adopting a...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F a week ago

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    It's been almost a year since we had a birth mom back out of an adoption. It is incredibly heartbreaking and I still think of him everyday. I wish I could have had the opportunity...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    O my gosh I ******* love animals xD I alway ask my dad for like a a duck , chickens , bunnies , mice , hamsters , a porky pin , anything I just love animals <3 I have a 2 birds...
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I love animals so much. Ive always had pets. Like a tortoise, dogs, guinea pigs, fish, rabbits, hamsters, birds, a regular turtle, and a snake. My favorite animals is a pure white...
    shantel685 shantel685 18-21, F Aug 26

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    I hate cruelty to animals. People who are abusive and neglected to pets/animals should never be allowed to have any.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    The animals do not have to be babies. I love all animals and they are so much more unassuming the people.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 day ago

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    Want to help feed shelter animals for free? Go to the link below and click the purple button. I do it almost every day. I mean, it's free to do, and it helps animals so why not do...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've been in contact with my birth mom and dad and siblings for a few months now just the other day I went up to do a surprise party for one of my younger sisters it was so much...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I am 8 months pregnant. I found out when I was 5 months in. Why I showed no symptoms before that still baffles me. I still had my time of the month for 4 months and didn't get...
    cassiopeiaah cassiopeiaah 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Can an adoption be reversed ?
    Amanda31308 Amanda31308 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I know I may seem young, but I wanna adopt children. I grew up in a wonderful home and I just wanna do that for other children aswell. I am in the health science magnet at my...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Ive heard the adoption process is hard but if it means a kids going to get a good life then why not!
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I was put up for adoption before I was born. I've met my birth mom and my birth siblings and I can honestly say I'd have it no other way.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 31

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    I always wanted to adopt an Indian baby, I look Indian and I love going to India and the kids are so beautiful.
    princessm99 princessm99 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I was adopted at 3 days old and am now 34. I found my biological family last year. No one knew about me I was kept a secret. I feel like I don't fit in. Like I was not meant to be...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I've been thinking of putting myself up for adoption because my parents fight non stop and my dad is verbally and mentally and emotionally abusive. He treats us like crap and he...
    nessamay1998 nessamay1998 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I recently just found out that I was pregnant with twins. I found out at 22 weeks and I'm now 29 weeks. I'm still not 100% certain if I am wanting to raise them myself. I'm 22 and...
    candiiceb candiiceb 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was adopted when I was 12 months old so I don't remember m biological parents. But I still think about them all the time. If I ever met my mother is ask her so many questions. I...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I love animals and hate animal abusers.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 17

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    Capuchin monkey fairness experimentDO ANIMALS HAVE MORALS?
    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    It doesn't stop me from eating meat but it makes me wonder what I'd do if I was prime minister. I would have cameras put up in there and security to make sure everyone follows the...
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~George Eliot
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm not even kidding a little bit. I watched a turkey walking down my road once while on the phone with my at-the-time boyfriend. I jokingly told my boyfriend that I had to go...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I get so sad and angry and sometimes wont be able to continue watching a movie where there r animals getting hurt or killed :(((
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    My brother brought a baby field mouse home yesterday... It's so tiny and adorable. It's living in a tank we own that's normally used for snakes or fish or something. We can't put...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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