I Don't Think You've Lived Until You've Raised a Child

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    I don't think you've lived

    until you have raised an adopted child. People have said such hurtful things like "do you think they will go back home to their real mum one day?" and "its different when they are your own" yes I'm sure that it is, you have kids that have always been yours, who have not been...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    Three Would Have Been a Charm!

    Let me see, I feel a bit bad for not having delivered my three children , But I can proudly exclaim I attended all the classes and births, Smiled and even at times cried ,as with my second son passing at birth, over these past 19 years of my remaining children's...
    Randysdot Randysdot
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    Not All Can

    I am sorry many of us can not ever bring a child in to this world many night my wife cried her self to sleep as kids know we would never had a child like others we knew
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Feb 28, 2012

    August My Baby Girl!

    that statement above, "I DON'T THINK YOU'VE LIVED UNTILL YOU'VE RAISED A CHILD", is a true statement. My daughter August, born 1999 of February, changed my life. I was super happy. She came out with her hands over her head and a frown on her face, the first slap she got, the...
    anyka anyka
    31-35, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    No

    i thnk you have not lived til you have loved a child . raised them , nurterd them . just loved them . and after that you are a grand parent hopefully and can spoil your grand kids.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2010

    The Joys Of Being A Parent

    As I look at my two sons today,I am so very proud of who they are.and I am in awe at how fast they've grown. For many years I had to be mom and dad both but there was never a moment that went by that I didn't cherish being a parent. I remember the day each of them were born...
    ayankee ayankee
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2009
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