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I Am Ready to Adopt a Child

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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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    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...
    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...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    i admire people who adopt children even i love to adopt orphan children but im helpless now i cannot adopt because still im single.But i will adopt once i get married i want a wife...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I especially admire people who adopt children from orphanages here in America. It annoys me when people act like they need to go to Africa or China to adopt....that's great and all...
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I do admire people who adopt children. There are so many children in the foster system that need good homes to, and people who open those homes up to, are good people in my book.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I do not know whether to write this long story or finish my homework..but I feel like expressing myself since I honestly have nobody else at the moment. OK.. here goes nothing. So...
    juliebean4 juliebean4 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have a question for adopted children. I'm a teenager and considering adoption and I don't know if it's the right choice. I don't have a lot of money but id love my baby so much...
    freespirit98 freespirit98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I was three when adopted along with my eight month old little brother. We were from a small town where everybody knew the why's, etc., and my adoptive parents moved five states...
    RRr9 RRr9 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I was born in China. When I was 24 days old I was abandoned on a grassy spot near a river. I don't know why my mother left me. After that I went to an orphanage for two years...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I want to adopt a kid in the ages range of 2-6 girl or boy any nationality. The fostercare system is primarily based on reunifcation principals. We don't have much money for...
    starlife04 starlife04 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I was adopted when I was 3 months old, my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Adopted, sort of. When I was 15 my step-mum and dad separated, i was closer to my step-mum so lived with her. I remember cursing my dad one day i was whinging I wished he wasn't my...
    Godleegirl Godleegirl 41-45, F Mar 21

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    I don't understand why some people are against gay adoption. It means you prefer a child to be orphan rather than see he happy with the love of 2 dads or mums?
    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F Mar 22

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    My Name is Amber, I am 21 i was born april 1992, I have a sister who was born a year after me and my mother gave her up for adoption bc she couldn't afford 2 children at 17, I am...
    xmarshallx11 xmarshallx11 18-21, F Mar 27

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    The afternoon after my adopted father was arrested my 11 year old sister finally came out of her bedroom . She looked AWFUL. Cuts,bruises,welts. And she was holding her left arm in...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Adopted all three of my daughters and can't imagine my life without them. They give my life meaning every day and make me want to be a better person. Their Mother and I are going...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I used to want to have a baby when I was younger (well,in the future,of course),but realized some of my reasons for wanting one weren't so good.I've done a lot of changing and now...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    I was adopted when I was three years old. I was placed in a foster home from the hospital, the same foster parents adopted me and became my parents. I am always willing to share...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My children are missing. When I was 19 years old, I got pregnant by a college boyfriend. The man - Toby was his name - left me as soon as I found out. Eight and a half months...
    DoYouBelieveWeAreInfinite DoYouBelieveWeAreInfinite 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I was adopted at 9 months old. I never really wanted to meet my birth parents. One of my adopted friends got a grant to go find her birth parents...but that never appealed to me. I...
    goldenwings17 goldenwings17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I want kids but I'm scared I'm going to give birth to a child with like a disability or that has downsyndrom or something like that . That's why I want to adopt .
    lunaluna13 lunaluna13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I was born in 1970. in Arkansas. met my sister for the first time when I was about ten. she was sixteen at the time. met my second oldest brother when I was seventeen. he is...
    mjbutterfly mjbutterfly 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I adopted 2 sons and my oldest son and he has reactive attachment disorder. he was fine as a child and when he hit middle school he got with the wrong crowd, didnt do his homework...
    MonicaOlivia69 MonicaOlivia69 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I was removed from my birthmother when I was 2. Spent the next 3 years in foster homes. Adoptive parents were abusive and I was returned to the system at age 13. I don't talk to my...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F Mar 17

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    I was adopted at six weeks of age from Honduras by a white couple living in the states. My mom told me at a young age that I was adopted
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I was adopted at the age of 5 by Linda and Paul. They were loving and kind but when it came to manners and punishment it was bad. They started spanking me at age six . I was to...
    whovianbabe whovianbabe 22-25 9 Responses Apr 4

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    No Witnesses- "Noah! Noah! Where are you,girl?" Out in the hall Papa,my adopted father,was calling for my little sister. She was in her bedroom just like every other day and he...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    After seeing my brother and sister I refuse to have kids or even adopt. I don't have patience for pointless bickering, tattle telling, and especially not crying. I want to take...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I want to adopt female twins and name one Karmyn and one Kamryn(:
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was adopted at 2 1/2 mos old but with a heart defect and attachment disorder, my BM and I never bonded. Not until a few years ago did I learn I have oxygen deprivation from...
    thimbleheart27 thimbleheart27 56-60, F Mar 17

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    I was adopted at birth.. I recently found my birth mother & she doesnt want to know me... I believe she owes me at least a meeting... She took from me not just herself, but my...
    Kaspey Kaspey 41-45, F Mar 18

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    My story is a bit different. I have a half sister that I've never met bad can't find that was adopted to another family in 1964. We share the same mother.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Mar 19

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    I was adopted at birth to the best family and I am so lucky. My mom told me that if I wanted to at 18 I could meet my birth mother and she would help me. But my birth mother didn't...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    To all those out there with this same problem... I've been thru hell and back and I'm stronger than ever. It's manageable being adopted and not knowing your parents, it's whether...
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My story isn't much but here it is. I was born in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). I don't know much about my mom and nothing about my dad. All I know is my moms name, she was really...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm adopted and my mom died.. and I'm not sure if my dad is alive... he was too poor to raise me... in Haiti... I wish I could meet him :(
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I really can't wait to have children. But I know I am not ready yet and also want to be happily married before. I want to give them a great childhood and teach them so many things...
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    My stepdad, who is like my real dad adopted me- because my bio dad was an *******.
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I was adopted by my real mums sister and her husband as she died a few days after I was born. I could never have asked for a more loving couple to raise me as their own. I am proud...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My grandparents adopted me when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am new to this, but I've seen from a lot of people who have commented, say that it's a good app. I battle a lot of things from depression, being bipolar, having suicidal thoughts...
    shorthairgurl shorthairgurl 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I adopted a boy today here online his name is Tony.
    bectyler bectyler 26-30, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Though I'm not exactly too fond of the idea of marriage, I have grown to the idea of having children. Thankfully, I like in the 21st century, which means that there are options for...
    montezia93 montezia93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have been with my husband for ten years. We got full custody of his sons (then 10,12 &14) from first marriage about three months after having our first son together. I have sat...
    stepmom76 stepmom76 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I lost a baby at 15. I was in an abusive relationship and my bf got me pregnant at 15. When he found out, I was 6 1/2 months pregnant and he got violent and beat me til I lost the...
    AKimball AKimball 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20