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think you will do it?

Guy - yes
 4 (17.4%)
Guy - No
 4 (17.4%)
Guy - dunno
 0 (0%)
Gal - Yes
 6 (26.1%)
Gal - No
 3 (13%)
Gal - Dunno
 6 (26.1%)

Total Members Voted: 23

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2007, 11:25:56 PM »
I may be way off mark here, but my impression is that international adoption is open to a lot of people for whom domestic adoption isn't a realistic option. 

That's possible.. I didn't think of that.  Even so..
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2007, 11:36:52 PM »
I may be way off mark here, but my impression is that international adoption is open to a lot of people for whom domestic adoption isn't a realistic option. 

That's possible.. I didn't think of that.  Even so..

Even so what?

You're still against it?

Even so.. there are still kids here that CAN be adopted..
Like I said, I think its a great thing when any child can be given a loving, safe home.. 
Waiting... :(

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2007, 11:39:26 PM »
It's not as tough to adopt older kids. Unfortunately, most of the kids in the US who have a hard time getting adopted are non-infants and minorities. Check out your state web pages. PA's is called AdoptPAKids, I believe.

credited.  i want to adopt a baby or young kid domestically, specifically a black child--they tend to be the last ones adopted most of the time.
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2007, 09:06:43 AM »
I've always planned on adopting, since I've never had a crazy urge to have biological kids. I love the idea of going out and "finding" your family. I'd like to adopt from Guatemala or Chile, but really don't care where my kid comes from- I'll take any race, gender, etc.

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2007, 09:09:17 AM »
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2007, 09:36:20 AM »
I've always planned on adopting, since I've never had a crazy urge to have biological kids. I love the idea of going out and "finding" your family. I'd like to adopt from Guatemala or Chile, but really don't care where my kid comes from- I'll take any race, gender, etc.

Yay! Love makes a family :)

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2007, 10:00:51 AM »
I've always planned on adopting, since I've never had a crazy urge to have biological kids. I love the idea of going out and "finding" your family. I'd like to adopt from Guatemala or Chile, but really don't care where my kid comes from- I'll take any race, gender, etc.

Yay! Love makes a family :)

So true!!!

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2007, 03:20:34 PM »
If I decided to adopt I think I would feel obligated to adopt at least two children so that the first one could have a brother or sister... if I adopted from abroad, I would try to adopt both children from the same country.

Then again, if I had biological kids, I would also have more than one so that the first kid had a built-in friend. They say you have the first kid for yourself (and your SO) and the second child for the first.
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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2007, 05:04:48 PM »
I absolutely loved being a lonely child for many years, built-in friends aren't necessary. Just don't be one of those stay-at-home parents who keep the kid indoors till he/she is 6, get them to kindergarten asap.

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Re: Adopting a kid/ Being a foster parent
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2007, 08:11:20 PM »
I absolutely loved being a lonely child for many years, built-in friends aren't necessary. Just don't be one of those stay-at-home parents who keep the kid indoors till he/she is 6, get them to kindergarten asap.

agreed with the bolded, i love being an only child.
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