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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

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    We Are So Ready

        My husband and I have discussed this and for so long we have wanted to adopt (not a baby) but didn't know if we should or whether we were ready or not.  Well I do believe we are ready and I have gotten some sites and contacted them, but I am going to contact...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    First Step

    Yesterday I took the first step towards adoption - I completed an agency questionaire and submitted it by email.  I hope to hear something soon.
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F Feb 7, 2008

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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 was born. My SO is in support of my decision. And we will make wonderful parents to a beautiful child or children in need of...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    two 5years old girls looking for love and care

    Me and My wife are looking to give out our two girls to parents that will provide them with care and love
    pscot16 pscot16 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Would Love To Adopte A Speical Need Child Medical

    but my age will never allow it and the fact i am singal .......................................................................
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 14, 2011

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    We Just Heard Back From Our Adoption Agency.

    We're looking to adopt internationally from China and have just submitted our application. We have a phone intake "interview" this Friday. Yikes, I'm nervous and thrilled at the same time!
    Stefany Stefany 31-35, T 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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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 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    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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    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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    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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    Little girls from China. It's like I can already see them, and I love them.
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 Aug 29

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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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    It's silly how missing child posters try to be coy and nearly always grossly inaccurate misleading. My own for instance read "Missing from Texas since 2002. Is believed to be...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 28 mins ago

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    I'm 62 - I now hear how many grandkids? At 23, I was seeing a fertility specialist and was told I can not have children. OK, we'll adopt. No problem. In fact, childlessness...
    GreyLadyBird GreyLadyBird 61-65 Aug 30

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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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 Sep 9

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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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    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 Sep 9

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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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 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 a week ago

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    I got a call the other day from my birth mom. The DNA was wrong she stated. The director of VS told her "although I can not release any identifying info to you, I'm looking at your...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    I like kids but I don't think I would trust myself to be a mother. Its such a huge responsibility and I'm not sure I would be very good at it. I sometimes fade into myself and shut...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    so there's this girl who's 19years old and I've known her since she was pregnant(about A year) .. i met her at a teen mops program, I thought she was a good person until she had...
    Diddii Diddii 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I've wanted to have a baby for about 3 years now but I knew it wouldn't be good if I got pregnant before I finished school. I'm done with school now so I'm ready for the next...
    KacyB98 KacyB98 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    22 Alternatives to Punishment by Jan Hunt -- The Natural Child Project Many parents recognize the harmful effects of physical and verbal punishment. They know that yelling...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 5 Responses Sep 1

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    My bf is ready, and I mean I'm kinda ready. I have my college degree, he is close to his. But.. Idk i just want to do it proper. Give my children a good role model and something to...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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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 Sep 6

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    "Both of you STOP DRINKING in front of your damned children! How can you say you want them to upstanding citizens with prestigious careers yet you present immortality to them on a...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 2

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    Though I should not be having children at the age of barely 20, I can not hold back my love for children. Children make up my world. I am a nanny for 2 families, I babysit on the...
    LovingLaughs94 LovingLaughs94 18-21, F Sep 6

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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 2 days ago

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    I used to think that when you adopt a kid you'd walk through this walmart-type store... With kids on the shelves... And when you found one you wanted youd put it in the cart and go...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    His name will be Jared, he can stay in the backyard at first. I'll save up enough money to buy Canada and then we can live there. My other children are Otters, I'll build an Otter...
    Fastolff Fastolff 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Walking through the valley back home, Dog and Child run slightly ahead, dog bounds into the river, child jumps after, mums bout ready to make a jump too, my friend and i look at...
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F Sep 8

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

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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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