I Have Adopted Children

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    We adopted older children. As an ex foster carer...we weren't under any illusions. Our eldest son was 9 when we adopted him. He had an attachment disorder. He had autism. He had PTSD. Violentl and aggressive. Not the cute toddler or baby some people think of when adopting. He...
    Jacinth Jacinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    It's not a legal adoption sadly,

    but he has lived with us more than his biological parents. He has lived with me and my family 7 out of nine years spending some time at his mothers (my x) off and on. Reguardless of legal or biological status he is our oldest one day perhaps we will see the day when he lives...
    SolayTranswife SolayTranswife
    26-30, T
    Feb 4

    Love Is All That Matters

    I have an adopted daughter. She was 3 months old when she came to live with us. She is the joy of our lives. In the movie Double Plantinum, Diana Ross and Brandy play a mother and daughter who were separatedbecause of family problems.    They reunite after working out their...
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Dec 22, 2010

    Hard Decisions

    When my daughter was around 18 years old, I got a strong impression that her birth mother wanted to contact her. I mentioned it to her several times, but she was just not interested. She was always involved in many kinds of activities and was just too busy. It was very...
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Jan 8, 2011

    I Named Her Gabrielle

    I named my adopted daughter Gabrielle because she is like an angel to me. Today, very early my phone started ringing and  kept ringing. I did not answer because I could not figure out who had the nerve to call me so early in the morning. It was Gabrielle sending text messages...
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2011

    I have 2 adopted sons.

    I have 4 biological children or did but 9 years ago my only son drowned. I almost died having my youngest daughter and was after that unable to have more children. A few years after losing our son me and my now ex-husband decided to adopt a boy. We wanted one under 2 years...
    redneckwoman33 redneckwoman33
    31-35, F
    Dec 15, 2015

    We Tried Too

    we passed all the test we need topass to be able to adopt a child and i wish we could have maybe my wife would still be alive today but at the time we were to young at age 17
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 16, 2011

    Angels

    For as long as I can remember I wanted a family with two little girls, I was fortunate enough to find a wife who wanted the same and after having discovered that we could not have children of our own following years of attempts and medical assistance we began the process of...
    Falcran Falcran
    41-45, M
    Nov 15, 2011
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