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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    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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    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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    Well, I am adopted I had knew since I was 5 or 6. I don't have information about my birth mom and neither my adopted mom, it was a close adoption but my dream is to meet her and...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    anyone willing to adopt me and my friend? we are loving nice n do chores. since we are teens its good practice so we would have years together plus when we are older if u want more...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    and I never knew *sobs* hahaha just kidding of course I knew. My mother is Hispanic and I'm freaking Asian lol xD big difference
    DanePG DanePG 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    I am disappointed in a way that I am 24 years old and have yet to be married or have children, although- I had a long and very hard childhood which hindered my growth mentally and...
    Kaia99 Kaia99 22-25, F 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    One of those issues where I REALLY don't understand the opposition to it. If two loving people in a same-sex union or marriage want to adopt a child and raise that child, then it...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My adopted sister arrived about a month ago. She's 12 and is fairly quiet. She still doesn't really say much to my family but when she's with me we talk so much, we joke around and...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My siblings and I have recently all moved out of home. My mother has always been strangely possessive since young. She would restrict our variety of food intake, not allow us to...
    losthopesandfallendreams losthopesandfallendreams 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    When there are childres in USA that need families....  There are plently of American children in need of adoption, so why go over seas to adopt a kids or baby????
    bnaesf bnaesf 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am ready for this storm. Its still coming down at 2 inches a minute, YIKES!!!
    Donna717 Donna717 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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    My name is Brenda. I live in Baldwin Mich. Which is lake county. I been dealing with cps since 2006. It really got bad in 2008 to now. In 2010 I got married to a guy. He has 4...
    myboo363 myboo363 31-35, F Jan 3

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    My mother is diagnosed with BPD. I've kinda known for several years, however her alcoholism was taking the blame for all of her verbal berating & the time, 2 years ago, when she...
    AmandainFL AmandainFL 36-40, F Jan 13

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    i am a birth mother in an open adoption. my daughter is 14 years old and brilliant. I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant, although her father and I tried we couldn't keep it...
    puddleoftears puddleoftears 31-35, F Jan 4

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    I'm adopted from Guatemala. I'm so lucky to have the mom that I have! She has always supported me in everything I do! I don't know much about my adoption, but if I could find my...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    look, I now I made a mistake, and I cant go back and change it, but im not ready. im still a child, I don't even now how to raise one now. I don't want the baby to have to suffer...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am ready for love, whether it be with a man, a woman, or both. I'm just ready for a meaningful relationship that would lead to us living as a family raising loving children
    IamJanelle IamJanelle 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm 30 and adopted. I have 2 sisters. One is 37 and the other is 36. I have a brother who is 34. Before I came into this world my brother wanted a little brother as he was...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    It's funny how kids/teens these day say they were abused mentally/physically/emotionally over little things that are meaningless like a spank or their dad being an alcoholic, or...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    I am not yet a step mother but my significant other had two children, one who is best friends with my 16 yo daughter and another who is 13 and a boy. He can be kind to my 11 and 4...
    mylife4four mylife4four 36-40, F a week ago

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    I a guy who loves to wears girls clothes, I would love it I a girl adopted me as their special sister, we could dress up together, and go shopping together, and all that fun stuff...
    LexyCD LexyCD 18-21 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    If you are an adult girl who is seeking an adoption by a daddy, please contact me. I am 35 years old with 3 daughters of my own, and I totally love being a daddy! It is my all time...
    Teachingprince Teachingprince 31-35 Dec 28, 2014

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    I just want to be adopted by a family who loves me . I'm 13 years old and I have a future of becoming a police officer. I just need to be lead in the right direction
    vaaansssaaa vaaansssaaa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My mom and dad told me I'm adopted a couple days ago. They said I still can see my real family but they left me and idk y
    saramae01 saramae01 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    When I was 9 months old, I was adopted from China. My parents are very loving and a little over protective. I've always wanted to meet my birth parents to see if I was like them at...
    rorimori rorimori 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    The man who adopted me was amazing, I thank him for everything he gave me. I only wish that our time together lasted longer. I love you Steve. My dad. Rest in peace. (Getting...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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    Will someone adopt me? Im a big girl, but I never really had parents. I mean they were there, but not really there. I know of people who love their parents, their stories fascinate...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I wanna know my birth parents but I'm scared to ask about them in front of my foster mom who has adopted me
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am adopted And wondering about more of where I come from
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F Jan 7

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    I've been in contact with my birth family for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Is there actually a way to put yourself up for adoption? If so, how?
    gemmynoday gemmynoday 13-15, T 1 Response Jan 10

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    The adoption commercials of the sad animals that are beat up always make me cry tho so yeah
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M Jan 10

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    25 years ago I was adopted by two amazing people, my Mother and Father (and a big sister!) and I am truly thankful to God and blessed to have been so. They have given me so much...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I have never met her, my birth mother but neither my adopted parents know about her. So, it's really difficult because where do you go to find clues of who is she? Where could she...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F Jan 14

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    I am 16 years old.I want to be adopted because my parents are very strict and I don't fit in this family. My mom and I always arguing because she is always calling me words I don't...
    lelealvi lelealvi 16-17, F Jan 14

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    My birth mom was 19 when she had me sometimes I think about my birth mom I am so glad she chose life for me because if she did abort me I would not be on this earth so I encourage...
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I met my parents once or twice when I was young? But I never really liked them as parents; they were just people. The people I think of as my parents, my adopted ones, THEY'RE the...
    TheThirdOdd TheThirdOdd 13-15, F Jan 17

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