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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really adore people who adopt children. I was adopted at the early age of 6 months. The couple that adopted me were unable to have children of their own. Since adopting me...
    brunetteatthebeach brunetteatthebeach 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I tried to learn more about adoption (specifically from foster care) and found that the adoption community is really mixed up. We're a fertile couple and, therefore, a slightly...
    VerbingNoun VerbingNoun 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    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'm 18 years old and I just found out that I was adopted. The sad part is, my parents didn't tell me, but my best friend let it slip. All of my friends knew but never said anything...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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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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    So yeah when i grow up i want to adopt a son and then maybe a daughter like when they are babies hmm unwanted babies is what im looking for. I really dont want to get married and...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Wow, I'm a 52 yr old woman soon to be 53 and no children. Just like so many of us on here I am bitter and wish so badly for a child even at this age. Not going to happen I suppose...
    Texxy Texxy 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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 6 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 4 days ago

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    I was adopted at 14 months . My birth mother was a drug attic and my dad was in jail. I had 6 other siblings and they all stayed with my biological grandmother who was sick and...
    binkybee502 binkybee502 13-15 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Better Not To Know-A few years ago I had the option to know my birth parents identities,in 2011, to be exact. I turned 21 that October,but not quite yet. My sister was 19. Mama,our...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Hi we are a Christian couple from Texas, US that would like to adopt a baby domestically. We have been married for 12 years and we have been not being able to have any kids. We...
    yorkieAngel yorkieAngel 36-40, F Jul 7

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    i discovered a pregnant black and white splotch furred cat underneath the family truck, i convinced my parents to let her stay and have the babies so that they would survive. she...
    wassupyall wassupyall 18-21, M Jul 5

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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 6 days ago

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    I was taken by CPS at age 3. Went back as forth between 2 foster homes for 2 years, adopted at 8, moved out of adoption parents house at 14... I lived in 5 different house holds...
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Before I start telling you, I am not asking for sympathy or for you to feel bad for me, I just want to share it you guys. I remember it just like it was yesterday. At my house it...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    When I'm done completing my education and become stable, I would love to adopt a baby boy. I really don't want to birth a child. Its just not my thing. I would love him...
    shesbizarre shesbizarre 16-17, F Jul 19

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    my mom was young and things happened and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I would love to adopt. My sister is adopting and I've seen what kids without home go through. I would love to adopt and help kids out. ☺️ it's one of my dreams to be an...
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    There are days when I desperately want to be pregnant and have a baby. I'm 34 and would like 3 or 4 kids. I already have them named and everything (potentially). You see, these are...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 16

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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 2 days ago

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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 3 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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I adopted two gets 4 years ago ginger tabs boots. And marmalade I loved them tons but before marmalade was 1 he got hit by a car and sadly passed away but boots is now 4 and living...
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I've mostly always wanted to adopt and I have tried to adopt. I can't legally, of course, as a single parent with low income and health problems (MS).
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 15

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    Well, not quite yet. I was adopted when I was only a couple days old. I didn't know until I was about 7 or so, that I was adopted. Then when I turned 18 I found my birth mom. I had...
    kasi09 kasi09 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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 a week ago

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    Don't Swing on the Curtains! When I was 5 I discovered a new hobby, and much to my parents annoyance, that hobby was swinging on the curtains! One morning, before my five older...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 6

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    Hellooooo world ! Don't make babies by default ! It is not an ooops I just wanted sex...oh well,let's be parents. Bring wanted babies and if you do the "oops" thing,be consequent...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am officially adopting that cute kid Shewhoshallremainunnamed ! I know, she is naughty, but I will teach her respect and manners, so don't worry!
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    When I was around 7 or 8 years old my Dad took me out to visit one of his friends. During said visit, we found out his cat had recently had a litter of kittens. The friend said...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I am adopted from Kazakhstan by American parents. I always wanted to meet my biological mother.
    48Meghan 48Meghan 13-15 1 Response Jul 8

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    Lately I have been feeling like I want to be put up for adoption... I feel like my family hates me and like they don't want me anymore... I hate my life...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I've lost three babies to ectopic pregnancies and I really don't want to go through that again so I'm going to adopt older kids. There are so many kids that need homes.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    Please adopt me as your special sister it would mean a lot to me
    Jaidentheboy Jaidentheboy 13-15, T 1 Response Jul 14

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    I live in America now but my journey started across the world my family was very poor and my birth mother was quite young she was 19 years old. My father was a military man who...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Please adopt me as your special sister bcuz it would mean so much to me and I want to learn the ways of being a girl
    Madditheboy Madditheboy 16-17, M Jul 16

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