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