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think you will do it?

Guy - yes
 4 (17.4%)
Guy - No
 4 (17.4%)
Guy - dunno
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Gal - Yes
 6 (26.1%)
Gal - No
 3 (13%)
Gal - Dunno
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Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« on: July 17, 2007, 08:07:42 AM »
So, Ive been thinking about this more recently.  i dont like babies (ick) but maybe some of the older kids would be ok.

so, anyone else thinking of adopting?

done it?
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 08:14:23 AM »
Adopting seems ok, although I'm not a big fan of kids either. I have an aunt and uncle who's foster parents, and that really seems like *&^%. Every time the kids' mum is out of rehab she comes around making living hell and demanding her kids back and all kinds of *&^%.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 08:25:18 AM »
Adopting seems ok, although I'm not a big fan of kids either. I have an aunt and uncle who's foster parents, and that really seems like *&^%. Every time the kids' mum is out of rehab she comes around making living hell and demanding her kids back and all kinds of *&^%.

yeah, that wouldnt be good at all...
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 08:59:47 AM »
I have always planned of adopting. I want at least 3 of my own and then I'll adopt an older child. In Florida, if a foster child is adopted they get free tuition in Florida schools for college. Just something to think about
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 09:52:51 AM »
Adoption kicks ass and I'm psyched to do it someday. I would like to adopt kids that are harder to place. I still want to adopt them when they are relatively young, but maybe I'll adopt some young kids who are siblings and need to be placed together.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 09:55:58 AM »
I have always planned of adopting. I want at least 3 of my own and then I'll adopt an older child. In Florida, if a foster child is adopted they get free tuition in Florida schools for college. Just something to think about

thats good to know.


Adoption kicks ass and I'm psyched to do it someday. I would like to adopt kids that are harder to place. I still want to adopt them when they are relatively young, but maybe I'll adopt some young kids who are siblings and need to be placed together.

i think id prefer an older kind, at least 8 or 9

its just heart breaking when you read some of the lives these kids lead...
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 10:56:30 AM »
You want 4 kids? :o

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007, 11:04:41 AM »
You want 4 kids? :o

AND a partnership!

shes quite the go-getter...
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007, 11:06:00 AM »
Sounds sexy

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007, 11:16:10 AM »
I'm not sure I would adopt an older child if I already had a few of my own. I dont mean to sound heartless, but many of those kids that have been through the system for 10 or 12 years, are often trouble makers. (Understandably...)  I just wouldn't want it interfering with my family.
On the other hand, if I were single, and without kids, I think I would have the time and patience to do something like that..

And I am SO against international adoption. There are so many kids in our own country that need homes... you can't save an entire nation by adopting children. Yes, it gives that particular child a better life, but so many people think it actually makes a difference to the country as a whole... I just dont see how...
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