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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    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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    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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    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...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I want to adopt children from underdeveloped countries like Ethiopia and probably even a special needs child.
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 5

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    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...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are these kids that I want to adopt. One of the reasons I want to get married and have a house, so that I can give these children a good home. My daughter wants an older...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well i've been thinking about adopting a child (girl). I am not like married or intending to do so. Lately I've this weird dream of holding a hand of child and walking her through...
    bintoflash bintoflash 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I wish I knew her. I want to know if I look like her, if I speak like her, if I act like her. My adoptive parents won't tell me anything about her except for the fact that her name...
    msebok msebok 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    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...
    truckin365 truckin365 51-55, M Jan 28

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    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    When I was a baby until I was 3 I was in fostercare with my brother. My parents were both heroin addicts and child services came over and my mum was shooting up and my dad was in...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Feb 1

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    My grand daughter was taken last yr from my daughter. My daughter had left the father but since he hadn't seen her in 3 weeks she met with him and his mother to let them have he...
    scahoon2010 scahoon2010 46-50, F Feb 12

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    I've always wanted children... Biological or adopted, I've always envisioned them as part of my life. My husband did too... At least he always told me so, until now. I'm 29 and he...
    happilyeverafter5110 happilyeverafter5110 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I was born on the Philippines. As a baby I was adopted by my Swiss parents. I've always been told I've been a foundling and my biological parents probably died in a storm or...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have came to the conclusion that I have ruined my life over someone who doesn't care about me. I will have had 4 children with this man, I had to give my last up for adoption...
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I was adopted at 6 months. My adoption was set up before I was born, but when I actually was born my birth mom canceled it. She tried to raise me (I think she was 17 or 18) but 6...
    KenziY KenziY 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like when a person gives up a child because they "were not ready" is absolutely bull crap! Like for God sakes the government offers food stamps, there are programs that will...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I was adopted into a family of 7 other adoptees. I was molested by my older 'brother' at a very young age. So thee one thing that ****** me off the most and sends me into a...
    UnaLOME UnaLOME 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I would only adopt though. Because I'm not going to raise a baby. Probably gonna adopt a five year old. Boy. White. Blond hair. No exceptions. Lol
    TheCowKing19 TheCowKing19 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am 23 years old university undergraduate, who want to be adopted in a family who will take care of me, love me, and help me to achieve my milestone in life, cause currently, i am...
    Darriane Darriane 22-25, M a week ago

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    its sad the lives some children are growing up in now days...and in the past. its sad to know how many kids are homeless and are orphans or who grow up in abusive homes. why bting...
    sk1ttl3s sk1ttl3s 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I was abused as a child! but I got adopted
    arliss123 arliss123 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I am not good at letting my emotions out but this kind of seems like the right place to do it. I am 26 and have been dating my husband for 4 years and been married for almost 1...
    Katelin07 Katelin07 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I was adopted from birth. Shortly after my parents adopted my sister, from a different family. After trying again they finally had their own daughter. My middle sister and I...
    ltrogers ltrogers 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    im 15 and a boy, and wanna get adopted by someone! i have my parent's full approval so, PLZ SOMEONE ADOPT ME! i dnt wanna live here anymore!,
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I really want to adopt German twins!! I want them to be identical twin boys!! I already have names picked out!! I'm going to name them after bill and Tom kaulitz. I just don't...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 12

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      My name is Roman I was born on may 11 1995 in a small town in Russia called uld-uda I live with my mom who left me in the crib until I was 2 years old when the Russian...
    romanre romanre 18-21, M a week ago

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    I was adopted on St. Patrick's Day 1981. It's something I never really thought about for years. Has anyone found their birth parents from a closed private adoption? I don't have...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am sooo ready to have a baby! I would LOVE to share that with someone who is 100% ready like I am. If I meet someone now, I won't hold back at all. No preventing it.
    infinity2014 infinity2014 31-35, M Feb 16

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    Since I'm new here, I won't go into a lot of details. To be honest, I remember very little of my life before I was adopted at age 6. Before that is mostly blank. What I do...
    WilliamBennett WilliamBennett 61-65, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    The only women who think they're ready for motherhood are the ones who have no children yet. Once they're here, you might get lulled into complacency now and then thinking you've...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Ready to share this experience with someone
    RunningMichigan10 RunningMichigan10 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Haha love this little guy:) he is sooo funny and just like a brother too me:) I guess I adopted him is what you could say aha
    CrazyJessy CrazyJessy 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I was adopted as a kid and there is so much that I would like to know.
    Pradaxx Pradaxx 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Everytime I tell someone I'm adopted they just say "oh I'm sorry"
    winkletoe winkletoe 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I discovered at age 60 I was adopted as baby. Although I know have some information about my origins I still feel really dislocated. My Dad has recently died and I feel really...
    Annette54 Annette54 56-60 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I have 5 adopted cats. Me and my mum we found them on the streets of my city. They were so small and hungry. We spend money and time on them, now they are big happy cats and I'm so...
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Haha I wish I could! Even if I can't, I do feel mature enough, physically, emotionally and romantically to be the mother of a man's child. I want to feel that pure innocent love...
    xxxSissyGabriellaxxx xxxSissyGabriellaxxx 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Sixty-four-year-old Bertha Holliness said she was in the basement apartment of her white frame three-flat, talking with her daughter as her grandson got ready for afternoon...
    dragonofdeath dragonofdeath 22-25, M Feb 5

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    When I give my children an order, I do expect it to be followed. I do not like to repeat myself without consequences . This afternoon, I told my 13 yr old daughter to empty and...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I was 6, my sister was 8. My mom and Him left with our baby sister to drive to town to get a pizza. We were starving because we had no food that day but were ordered not to eat the...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    So after work I went straight over to my neighbor's house, she wanted me to babysit her son again, his mom had to work this even, so after I got her son we went to my house, I...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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