I Want to Adopt Children Someday

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    I am adopted myself and have always thought I

    would do an international adoption. I mentioned the idea to my boyfriend and he said he didn't want to have only adopted children with no biological children. It upset me on several levels, but because it felt like a slap in the face because I am adopted too. Are there men out...
    ajane2127 ajane2127
    3 Responses Jan 20

    I can't have kids and really want to adopt one

    day. We've been thinking about adoption for a long time and have taken steps to go in that direction but there have been obstacles with financial stability. It is very frustrating but it's important to have that stability. I think people who adopt and foster for the right...
    PhoenixVRising PhoenixVRising
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    I'd LOVE to adopt. More

    so the reason being is I was adopted and have seen the positive effects of others adopting for their own reasons.
    DML2451 DML2451
    26-30, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I want to adopt. I want to experience

    motherhood. I cannot have a baby. I was diagnosed with very severe endometriosis, stage 4.. I am infertile. I had a complete hysterectomy 5 months ago. Being a mom is all I've ever wanted in life. 🙏🏼
    Licha13 Licha13
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8

    Myself and my partner are hoping to adopt

    children. We'd like really to give a home to siblings who might otherwise not be placed together or passed over completely due to age. We can have biological children (to our knowledge) but we just feel this is important / something we want to do. Anyway, we've just completed...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I'm gay and I have plans to adopt children

    someday, I will be very happy to do things with my children, such as: telling bedtime stories, talk to them whenever they have a doubt, make them trust me, play with them, travel with them ..... I will teach them everything, and most of all: I will love them too :)))))
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    Simply because I don't want to go through

    pregnancy. I'll love any child like it was my own, because it actually would be :)
    aphpan aphpan
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    First of all I understand

    that having kids (biological or adopted) is a huge commitment and I wouldn't have them unless I was 100% sure I could take care of them. When that time comes, though, I'd rather adopt than give birth, for the following reasons, in order of importance: 1. There are millions of...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    I'm only 21 and still unmarried

    and kinda young to be thinking about children. But just the idea...of some day seems perfect to me. Being a lesbian, a lot of the times I get scrutinized because I "can't" have children. But truth be told, I don't want children that are a part of my blood. Over the years I've...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    So having started the Adoption Process just

    around a year ago here in the UK we had a meeting with some social workers a few days ago....and we have been matched with two little girls from the North East. We go to 'Matching Panel' in April. We can't believe it! x
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 24

    I would definitely adopt children

    after I have my own blood related child. I would rather save a child than bring another child out to this cruel world.
    Mateom93 Mateom93
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    I'd Rather Adopt Than Give Birth

    I've always been a 'why make more when there's so many who need families' kind of girl. Frankly, childbirth scares the hell out of me anyway. I'll admit, adoption seems wonderful because of the selfish aspects, it's just a total pro that it will help the planet a little. I don't...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jan 27, 2009

    One Day

    One day I would really like to adopt 3 boys. I would prefer to adopt brothers, so they don't end up splitting up. I would feel guilty if I adopted one, and another one was still waiting to be adopted. I have always wanted boys, and never really had an interest in having...
    Krysta Krysta
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    No children deserves to be abandoned.

    I want to adopt a child someday, while still will have my own children. I believe that orphanage will never be a good home for them.. They need a caring foster parents who will treat them like their own. <3
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    We actually are adopting my nephew soon.

    Excited and nervous all in one.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 6

    The reason I want to adopt a kid some day

    because I don't like it when babies cry and misbehave. I would like to adopt a 5 year old girl/boy because they don't cry as much,they just throw temper tantrums, and i can deal with that. If I become rich I will spoil him/her with toys and clothes and anything they want just...
    TheNextWnbaAllStar TheNextWnbaAllStar
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    I was thinking about how my life will probably

    turn out, which is a question I've constantly asked myself for the past two weeks... And that's when it occurred to me: I'm going to die alone. I'm in highschool, and I'm going to go through University, Medical School, and Optometry School to be an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon...
    Venum21 Venum21
    13-15, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I would love to adopt a son one day

    and raise him instead of having my own child
    deleted deleted
    Mar 15, 2015

    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 hated couple because we can have our own kids. Don't get me wrong, we want our own kids too. BUT we both feel that there are enough...
    VerbingNoun VerbingNoun
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    I really do want too.

    I think it's amazing to adopt a child who needs a home.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    Well i've been thinking about adopting a child

    (girl). I am not like married or intending to do so. Lately I've this weird dream of holding a hand of child and walking her through the park. She smiles at me and I hear her say "Papa I love you." Crazy right ?
    bintoflash bintoflash
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    I really do want to. I'll be happy with my

    childrens. A lot of children. Though they are annoying. They are awesome. I dream like I adopt children from every nation like India, China, American, African, Russian. Love for better world
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    18-21, F
    Feb 26

    Well..a child . If I can .

    . I think it'd be a beautiful experience.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    Well, it's been quite a long journey

    so far.. But we go to 'Adoption Panel' on this coming Wednesday. A couple of hours intensive quizzing (so I've been told) and they'll make a 'recommendation' as to whether we can adopt / we can have a family. Fingers crossed, I think it's going to be intense!
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Every time I go thought Scarlett's tiny newborn

    outfits or three month old outfits I just think I want another baby. I don't want to get pregnant again. It was an awful experience not being able to do things I normally could. I've always loved children and they flock to me naturally. I'm a virgo. The mother of the zodiac...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Jul 14, 2015

    I really want to have kids someday,

    that's something I'm really sure of. I want to have some of my own and then adopt some. I was adopted and I think it's great minus the pain and confusion most of which can be minimized by being open and honest. If I ever get the opportunity to adopt a child I will be 100% honest...
    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    I know it's really early in my life to start

    thinking about this, but when I'm older, I want to adopt my children. I don't like the idea (and I'm sorry if this offends you) of childbirth. Like, I know it's a natural thing, but the idea of getting a shot in my spine when I can't even get a flu shot makes me want to puke. I...
    justfoodingeneral justfoodingeneral
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I really would love to adopt

    and if I found a woman who was willing to adopt her child to me i would compensate her with cash
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2015

    For those of you who might have been following

    my journey... on the last day of EP I can share that...we went to 'matching panel' a few weeks ago. We have been successfully matched with two girls from the North East. They were told about us tonight. In 4 days or so we'll meet our new daughters. :)
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 20

    I want to adopt kids one day,

    but my dad said that if I adopt kids, he'll never want to see them. I can't have kids, like, I literally can't. I'll have to take pills & go to doctors & I'll have to go through some complicated stuff, like one of my aunts did for her son & she never had any again cause it's a...
    leahh1013 leahh1013
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014

    In The Future When I Am Ready I Will Probably Do So.

    I was an adopted child so I know first hand what its like to be thrown from care home to care home ripped away from the carers who you bonded with as parents because you lacked having the real thing, developing late speech, having no friends in primary school where everyone got...
    tyco313 tyco313
    22-25, M
    12 Responses Mar 1, 2010

    I've always wanted to adopt a child

    and give him/her a family :) if I adopted a child of a different culture, I'd also want them to grow up learning about their culture so they won't miss out on that part of their life :)
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    But I don't want to adopt a baby,

    or a Caucasian child, or a child with a high chance of adoption. I want a child that has little chance; the child that would bounce around foster homes because of bad behavior, the child that would end up getting abused, the child that would grow up without friends because they...
    LittleWolf21 LittleWolf21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2015

    What Do You Think?

    Hello, my name is Amanda. I have long said I was going to adopt a child, ven when I was in elementary school. I saw this ad on TV that just melted my heart about a little girl adopting a kitten from the H.S. and they were talking about how the kitten would be such a good match in...
    FreeSpirited FreeSpirited
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2007
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    Spread the Love, They Need It.

    Whenever I tell people I intend to adopt children instead of giving birth to my own, people would tell me that 'you would love a child more if it is your own flesh and blood'. I choose to disagree. Why? I believe humans are amazing creatures. There are millions of humans out...
    jingles8826 jingles8826
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 10, 2008

    i would rather save a life then put another on

    earth....plus it looks and sounds painful
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20, 2015

    I would like to have some biological children

    someday if that is possible but I also have a firm intention to adopt and have just begun that process of being vetted. I really want to give a child (or possibly siblings) the chance of a loving and secure family home. I've spent some years searching for meaning in my life (we...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    I've met so many adopted children throughout my

    years in school. And never once did I really just hear a story about how much they adored their foster parents or adopted familes. I would like to change that. I want to adopt an older kid, because I know at a certain age some kids may begin to feel hopeless. I want to be that...
    96DeadWorld 96DeadWorld
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    I know what it's like to be rejected,

    unwanted, kicked out for being born a certain way. So many kids are homeless for being gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual... Many of them commit suicide. I want to give unwanted and rejected children a loving home and show them it's possible to have good parents, even if they...
    lightforged lightforged
    22-25, T
    Dec 20, 2015

    someday I do really want to adopt a child,

    if only I have stable job right now I would really adopt,, kids give joy to my heart they just so amazing on their own way. even if oneday I get married I will convince my husband to adopt. I just love kids
    mcindygrace mcindygrace
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    Oriential Asian Perferably

    I feel really in touch with asian culture and my somewhat distant Asian roots. My perference would a Japanese, Korean, or Chinese baby girl or child. Although I have most recently opened up my mind to a different gender and perhaps a different race. That is my dream and I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 9, 2013
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