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_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" Right? Especially considering how many children there are out there waiting to be adopted. If it was ... [snip!] ... easier SO and I would definitely do it. I would have two of my own and adopt at least one more (more if we would afford it)."


I think they're worried about placing kids into abusive homes.

Piecey. 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68657 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" My son's father is an American. My son was born out of the country (Germany) and is both a German and American citizen."


How did he get dual citizenship?

Piecey. 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68657 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Because he was born there. Its nothing you apply for. You become a German citizen by either birth, adoption ... [snip!] ... or naturalization. He won't have it for life. He has to choose between German and American citizenship by the time he is 23."


I know some people here who tried and were completely denied and were told at the Rathaus the kid will never have a claim to German citizenship.

Layla-and-Faith 2 kids; Nova Scotia 656 posts
Oct 7th '12

Honestly, I would adopt a couple of them. I would like to have one more of my own and if affording to adopt wasn't an issue, I would adopt 3 more.. I wouldn't ask for a certain gender, age or race.. Just like with my children, I get what I get and am thankful for them.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Oct 7th '12

I really want to adopt siblings. I hate the thought of siblings being split up because most people won't take both.



No babies.

Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae 3 kids; Troy, Ohio 232 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" In the USA I know you can adopt from the state for nearly nothing. A friend of mine (single male) adopted ... [snip!] ... are plenty of infants and newborns waiting for adoption since non-Guatemalan families are no longer allowed to adopt here. "</blockquote>



10 bucks..how did that happen..i was adopted and know for a fact it cost several thousand dollars by time it was all said and done. I was 11 when I was adopted and im 21 now so not that long ago...

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
Oct 7th '12

Most likely not. If I were to some how change my mind about adoption age and race wouldn't matter to me, I'd also most likely adopt from the US.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" What the hell are you talking about? Adoptions costs thousands of dollars in the states."</blockquote>



Sorry I can't link it but this website says it's about $100 through the state.



I don't know about $10, but that is still pretty cheap.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" How interesting. Even more reason why there shouldn't be so many children in foster care when there are so many people out there who want to a child "so badly"."


people generally want healthy white newborns. Nobody wants the older kids. It's really sad

Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae 3 kids; Troy, Ohio 232 posts
Oct 7th '12

I didnt know that..i went from a foster home to family. But through the state I can see that. My older brother was in a "home" but never was adopted and got kicked out after high school and he was 18. Its sad people only babies. I was lucky at 11 to get adopted..

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Oct 7th '12

Of course I would adopt. We are actually adopting from India next year. I have already sent my list of "preferences" and we are wanted a young girl between 3 and 5 years of age. I can't wait!

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" How interesting. Even more reason why there shouldn't be so many children in foster care when there are so many people out there who want to a child "so badly"."</blockquote>



I agree. I don't know the inner workings of the state adoption system but I do know that there are about 115,000 kids that are adoptable, through the state (nationwide) and a huge majority of those kids are between the ages of 6-11.



I can see where adoption with older kids would be really tough, especially when you consider the amount of kids with difficulties (socially and/or physically) that there are.



I said this in another thread already, but it takes a strong, capable, willingness to tackle that.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" Yeah, the boys my friend adopted are now older and well behaved, but he said he was ready to just give ... [snip!] ... they had a lot of issues with the boys' behavior. I've never heard of someone adopting an older kid and not having problems "</blockquote>



Rough. Really rough.



I also had a friend a loooong time ago, who's parents adopted two sisters (ages 7 and 11, I believe) when we were sophomores.



It took years for them to settle in but I know one of the girls didn't fare very well.



God bless the people willing/able to take on that challenge. Seriously.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5689 posts
Oct 7th '12

My DH would adopt in a heartbeat..he is always trying to convince me. We have 2 of our own and i just dont know if i could adopt a baby and love it as much as my own kids.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 7th '12

Yes, I want a little black girl. I'm not sure why I got all specific on it but if I adopted, that is what I would want.