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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm never going to forget this guy I met (almost dated) he told me his story about being an orphan and his child abuse from his foster parents it changed me forever how could...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I want to adopt kids one day, but my dad said that if I adopt kids, he'll never want to see them. I can't have kids, like, I literally can't. I'll have to take pills & go to...
    leahh1013 leahh1013 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I am adopted I am now 29 years old. I know my birth parents names. I know my parents are not together and had an on again off again relationship. I have two half sisters in foster...
    Jainzar Jainzar 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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...
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M Jul 24

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    Its official I'm now Dodger Stark I'm soo happy I have a family now :)
    Bluelanterndodgerstark Bluelanterndodgerstark 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    finally talked to my parents about my birth mom and learned so much about her. my mom has kept in touch with her all these years and I had no idea. I plan on meeting her soon :)
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Jo here! I'm 44 and a single mum of four girls. I spank my girls with a hairbrush in the diaper position when they misbehave . A spanking in our house happens one to two times a...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 21

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    Know what is one of the craziest experiences you can have being adopted? Having your own children. I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3 months old, so I do not know my...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I was born into a world of disease, hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F Jul 28

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    when I was 17 I was diagnosed with Lymphoma and underwent chemo and radiation. The final result was I lost the ability of having children. I discovered that having a child is...
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My heart aches.....I am 36 years old, doing well professionally and miserable because I don't have the family that I always assumed I would have. I have always loved children and...
    jenna778 jenna778 36-40, F Jul 26

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    Hi everyone. I am now 24 with a beautiful 4 year old daughter. I'm absolutely in love with my husband and daughter, but heartache and pain have now entered into my life. My story...
    0ll0Emerald0ll0 0ll0Emerald0ll0 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I was adopted by my birth mother's aunt-aka my mom now. She has cerebra palsy and could not comprehend what a baby needed. I was left alone for hours when only months old. If not...
    Nihnox Nihnox 18-21, F Aug 3

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    My earliest memories are of terrible physical and emotional abuse. Discovering many years later that my father had undiagnosed severe psychological issues has done nothing to...
    recyclic recyclic 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I pray and hope I will be blessed enough to have children I want many and even if I will not be able to have children I have no problem adopting. My physical heart might only be...
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F a week ago

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    My wife adopted her niece a few years ago, and she's the worst. We have 2 daughters of our own. She takes all of my wife's attention from our girls. She breaks their things. She...
    soapiestpenguin soapiestpenguin 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    As the number of students enrolled in higher education around the world is forecast to be more than double by 2025,campus security has gained more attention and even higher budget...
    lsvision8201 lsvision8201 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I was adopted as an infant. I'm 25 now and I've never met my real parents. My adopted parents gave me sooo much love and care, but I've never felt close to any of my adopted family...
    starry25 starry25 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My pets are definitely my kids I loved pets since I was a kid. I have a cat name Paikea and a rabbit name Thumper. Before I had them, I also had a kitten, three hamsters, two Beta...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I was around 7 - 8 years of age when I was tooken from my mother my mother and stepfather were very cruel to me as I can remember. My mother and father divorced in 1972 my father...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I was seventeen when I got pregnant -- My boyfriend (at the timetook me from abortion clinic to abortion clinic trying to get me to have an abortion as I cried and begged to keep...
    BrookeandAJSUCK BrookeandAJSUCK 51-55 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I don't speak to Rosi, the woman who birthed me. I would call her Mom or even Mother, if she qualified for either title. The woman who was to have been my Mom, died in her early...
    MarcyBrawner MarcyBrawner 36-40, F Jul 30

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    Partly because the whole giving birth thing freaks me the hell out. I dont want to get married either. I'd rather adopt. Maybe a chinese girl because of that whole one child law.
    RockBandsLover01 RockBandsLover01 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Although it's styled as a children's book it speaks to both children and adult in different ways. From Le Petit Prince: --------------------- It was then that the fox appeared...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For the first year and a half of my life, I was stuck in an orphanage in Romania. I was supposedly given 6 minutes of attention each day, and was practically starved. When I was...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    So my mom had me, and since neither her nor my dad could take care of me I was put in the custody of my grandparents. 5 years later she got knocked up by another man and had my...
    fryktus fryktus 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I was adopted at the age of four after being in an orphanage for three years. My biological sister and brother were adopted into the same family as I was.
    HelloOutThere89 HelloOutThere89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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...
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    When I started this new account i said I would use it to share more of my story. Well that didn't work out to well considering I've only posted two or three experiences about my...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I remember being 6 years old and my older siblings had left home. My mother had jus had the youngest in our family. The twins were almost 3. My mother was a very sick alcoholic...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    When I was 10 my family and I went to Wendy there was a black family being us.the older daughter got a packet of ketchup and some fell on the floor.. The dad saw and said,"who the...
    und3r5t4nd und3r5t4nd 22-25, F Aug 6

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    This short article requires more citations for verification. Be sure to help improve this article by including citations to dependable sources. Unsourced substance can be...
    Emile232 Emile232 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was abandoned in the hospital, 10 hours after I was born (in Barcelona, Spain). I was adopted by a family that was expecting their baby very soon. These people are my heroes.
    PioAD PioAD 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Oh I would so have loved to have a girl adopt me as her little sister , and be my big sister and teach me how to my hair and makeup, take me shopping help me pick out nice outfits...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 6 Responses Jul 22

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    I was adopted as a new born, I was told It was planned before I was even born. I've known my entire life and I was never very curious. But I became very curious like a week ago...
    Madisonn15 Madisonn15 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I was adoptd when i was five years old from Japan. I dont remember anything about my birth family but my parents told me it was a small town by the ocean but thats most of japan...
    WildSherry13 WildSherry13 13-15, F Jul 25

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    Even though I have one I went to the adoption center and this was one of the dogs I wanted I just didn't have enough money to get this little guy But I'm just 300 short and still...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 26

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    Was but not anymore my adopted parents are now homeless and I'm now back at the orphanage again. Life is hard on me right now but I just have to be strong for overs.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    i was adopted at 3 months old and i still feel unwanted with depression for 2 years.this song helps me a little. i need to talk to someone to cheer me up
    lonewolf4510 lonewolf4510 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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