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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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 Sep 12

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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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    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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    yeah! i met my birth parents a couple weeks ago. they were okay. it turns out i have two half sisters and one brother o-o i still love my guardian more than them since she raised...
    leetho leetho 16-17, F a week ago

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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'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 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 2 Responses Sep 15

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    My mum and dad, the only mum and dad I know, had 3 children of their own, all boys. Mum tried to conceive but kept miscarrying. Then a friend who worked at a clinic told her of...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 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 4 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 have completed school and the examinations required to be a certified veterinary technician (CVT). I worked at many animal shelters in Texas while I was in school and there are...
    maybeIshouldnt maybeIshouldnt 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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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    In the year of Woodstock, I had a girlfriend who was pregnant and as far as I know gave birth and gave up the child for adoption. I cannot find her and know little abut the birth...
    maxico90 maxico90 61-65, M 2 days ago

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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 Sep 12

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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 Sep 12

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    well all I can say i'm 4 months pregnant and I am only 16 and not ready to be a mother. plus my baby father is not around so it better I give my baby a better life I just need help...
    mira454 mira454 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 3 days 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 2 Responses Sep 17

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    A spiritual war is coming brothers and sisters. We need to fight the good fight! They are bringing a holocaust to our nation, and to the world. We will be betrayed by our own...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days 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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    My experience is a result of two adoptions. First my son at 3 weeks of age and secondly my daughter a year later also 3 weeks old. Both children had the same love, opportunities...
    Joeyandjana Joeyandjana 66-70, M a week ago

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    My sisters and I grew up with a lot of struggles in the family, as we all suffered from our own share of abuse and neglect. My two sisters couldn't speak up for themselves since...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    It was a beautiful spring day, where the sunlight was like a waterfall, streaming through the still green leaves of the trees and and rippling merrily over the clover and daisies...
    Faerylightinexile Faerylightinexile 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Sep 17

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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 Sep 14

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    Things have always been rough for me... Here's why my life sucks... 1) my parents split when I was 2 2) I'm an only child 3) I was made fun of in elementary school, and barely...
    ashcash97 ashcash97 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I wrote about my son'a condition which is really rare usually it's cancer patients that get it (to anybody who has a love one fighting cancer ask about the effects of chemo btw...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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 17 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 Sep 16

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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 4 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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