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 What exactly does it mean if you lose parental rights of your children?
We've been talking about doing a gaurdianship or adopting my husbands cousins kids if something bad happened and all we have heard is that they lost parental rights to them. What exactly does ...


 Is this really how you feel?
I have just started reading some of the posts here about adoption. I am a bit shocked I guess. I never looked at adoption as a negative thing. I have PCOS and didn't think I could ever have a ...


 Can you adopt two babies at the same time?
When I am ready to settle down I want to travel to Canada, France, or Germany and adopt a couple boys. Do you know the rules about that? Thanks, Jokerbear :)
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 Registering a baby's birth...?
When you have a home birth you must register your baby's birth yourself. If you found someone who wanted to give up their baby, and was willing to have a home birth, and also was wanting to ...


 Where are all the first moms?
i meet adoptive parents. i meet people who are in the process of adopting. i know lots of adoptees. in all my years, i've never run across another first mom in a social setting. ever. i did at ...


 Would like opinions from adoptees please?
When I was 17, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, and because of the circumstances surrounding his birth, placed him for adoption with a wonderful family. I'm just afraid that he'll ...


 What are some of the problems with closed adoptions?
I am writing a paper about how open adoption is better than closed adoption. I need to have some problems that closed adoptions have and that open adoptions don't. Thanks in advance!...


 Daughter upset about us adopting ?
My only daughter (my only child) is upset about us adopting. I thought she would be thrilled she always wanted a baby sister when she was young. and its too late to not adopt what should I do?
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 If you were planning to adopt a child, would you take the first available child regardless of race or age?
I ask this because my cousin and his wife just adopted a baby girl who was born on Friday. My cousin is Hispanic and his wife is black, so they adopted a mixed baby. The whole process took only one ...


 What to do about this unexpected turn of events in my life?!?
I've been married 15 yrs. AFTER we married my husband told me he gave a child up for adoption. I was devastated. I know it may sound selfish, but I didn't want to marry a man who had ...


 Has anyone heard how many people say in one breath, "oh, l could never love an adopted child like a biological
child", and say about the bond between flesh and blood, then in the next breath say that they could never foster (for example), because they'd get too attached? l'm not having a go or ...


 To those of you that are adopted:?
I have been searching for years for my son that was placed for adoption twelve years ago, and just found him about a week ago. He is only 14 (almost 15), but from what I have read is unhappy with ...


 Adoptees Are you Happy?
I would just like to ask adoptees are they happy, really truly happy ?
I'd like to hear if you have had counseling and are happy or not and if you haven't had counseling and are happy ...


 Is a 18 year old able to adopt an adopted 16 year old?
my girlfriend doesnt like the mom she live with which adopted her 5 years ago. she is the only problem in her life. she has a friend that says she will adopted her when her friend turns 18. my ...


 Adopted People, please answer.?
When you find facts of your original family, such as origin or your birth mother etc. How does it make you feel? Do you care? Or do you not because you are not assoicated with them anymore?
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 Would you have your adoptive baby tested for HIV?
In this case parents were from Africa....


 Any adults who were adopted as children able to suggest the best way to tell my daughter about being adopted?
Your help and insight would be greatly appreciated. She's 5, and I just want to make sure I tell her about being adopted in the most loving, comforting way. Is there a something your parents ...


 Just took in a nine month old and feeling so confused?
I have unexpectedly become the guardian of a nine month old and I am boggled and overwhelmed, I do not even know where to begin. I also do not know yet if I will be the permanent guardian or not. I�...


 If I was interested in adopting a child, do they check your family background?
Do they check your family for criminal offences and if they had any would it affect you adopting a child. Also if your partner had offences from 15 years ago would this affect it too....


 For the Adoptees that use terms like "birth giver"?
If you had a daughter and she decided to place her child for adoption, would you call her "birth giver" and treat her with the same disrespect you show to first parents here?

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BlameUrself
So, I just watched Juno- what is all the controversy over it?

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Besides a sonogram technician and an untruthful p-adoptive father, I didn't see anything coersive or bad with it. In fact, I'm happy that the baby ended up ... Read More


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Heather B
Why Can't People be More Supportive?
of Equal Rights for Adoptees?
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If you were to substitute the word 'Adoptee' for something like:



'African Americans are not allowed access to th... Read More


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Serenity71
Adoptive parents-If your child asked you to attend...?
A protest asking for reforms in adoption that may not work out in the favour of adoptive parents would you go with them?



Things like extended periods before placement of children and a ban ... Read More


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sarahhhhhhh
Why are people classing AP as strangers?
I dont like the way people are classing AP as "strangers" or "infertiles" does anyone agree with these names for AP?



In principle, the adoptive parents are strangers to ... Read More


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cruzgirlz3
What is the biggest mistake your adoptive parents made in raising you?
I'm talking about mistakes more specific to adoption. What could they have done better? Even those with awesome parents, were there areas they were lacking?... Read More

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AdoreHim
Wouldn't you love to hear positive stories from adopted children and biological moms here?
I am not saying that all the answers are negative about adoption, but I challenge you today to write one thing positively that has happened if you are adopted or have placed for adoption.



I... Read More


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ღDr. Love Muffin's Pirate Ta
What advice would you give to a married couple looking to adopt ....?
My Husband thinks we should adopt a "Baby BOY". I have two girls already and I cannot have any more Children due to a surgery I had last summer.We have a large house and the means to easily ... Read More

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Looney Tunes
Happy 2009! - Do you think the US will fix the foster care system this year?
Or make any positive changes!... Read More

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i do what i want
Why are there so many papers for adoption as opposed to...?
adopting a dog or cat?backround checks, legal matters, tests, papers,history checks, its insane how much more ppl think humans are more important than animals!they are both equaly important.they are b... Read More

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R
When if ever is the terms birth mom, bio mom applicable and or appropriate?
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pookie
If I found someone and they don't know it yet, what should I do?
There is a couple where I worked before all this happened, and I was told that they want to adopt. They are great people and I know they will be great parents. They don't know about my situation ... Read More

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examplepretty222
Interracial adoption??
can a Black couple/ Hispanic couple adopt a white baby?... Read More

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sunny
Higher adoptee expectations?
With adoption* costing so much today ($10-35K), are there more expectations (e.g. loyalty, achievement) for adoptees becuase their adoptive parents often went to great financial lengths to 'buil... Read More

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Free to Be
Difficult and provoking question?
Let's say that a very financially successful, married couple found out they are pregnant. This couple did not ever want children though (simply not kid-people). Instead of abortion, they decide t... Read More

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MCater
Im pregnant, and im thinking of adoption. Does anyone have any suggestions/comments?
Also does anyone know of any adoption agencies that are good or that that know anything about?... Read More

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Brezy
18 year old adopt 13 year old?
Can a 18/19 year old adopt a 13 year old? Or at least have custody without parents permission? My friend was telling me that she was planning to have one of her older friends that is in college adopt ... Read More

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Camira B
Do you think religious PAPs/APs are more likely to fight a first parent for custody?
This isn't a jab at religious folks so please don't think that. I'm just wondering because a lot of religious PAPs/APs that I've spoken to have said they knew that the child they a... Read More

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surfnerd
If an adoptee marries a adoptee?
do they give birth to an adoptee?... Read More

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mommy12406
School Project for my daughter?
As some of you may know (from other questions and my profile) I am adopting my cousin. Last week, she was givin a project in school to do a family tree, complete with a picture and a descriptive senta... Read More

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Baking fanatic!
Has your adopted child/children ever had mental/emotional issues after getting adopted?
i have a 15 year old son that i adopted from south korea about 2 years ago. he is extremely quiet, antisocial, and even cold with both me and my husband. its not even like he gives us attitude.. he ju... Read More

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BPD Wife
Adoptive Moms - do you ever feel guilty?
Do you ever feel guilty when your child gets seriously ill or hurt? Like maybe the bio family will blame you for something?



We just learned that our son may have a major health issue and... Read More


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cowboy_fan
Sometimes I get tired of being judged. What can I do?
When I decided to adopt, I thought I was doing a good thing. I didn't realize there were so many judgemental people (I'm not talking about people on this site. I talking about people I encou... Read More

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melmendoza1226
Adopting Grandaugher and Now daughter wants her back?
My daughter is now 20 and is stationed in Hawaii with her husband in the Army who will be deployed in June for at least one year. They lived with us when the baby was born neither having jobs. Daug... Read More

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Nosy Posey
If an adoptive child's biological parent surfaces up after 12 years, can they legally take the child back?
I am guessing they can't since they have relinquished their rights as a parent. However, I wanted to be sure.... Read More

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faith
Who has the most say in where my baby goes?
I am quite young and looking to adopt out my baby. I dont talk to the birthfather anymore, and i went to the adoption agency to pick up some couples profiles. I have found the perfect family, but i am... Read More

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sarahhhhhhh
Are birth parents selfish with adoption?
I herd some self centerd person (who is adopted), talking about topics on adoption and this is what i herd. "Adoptees dont have to thank anyone for being adopted, but adoptive parents should be g... Read More

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sizesmith
What 1 suggestion (not many) would be your priority to change to help the Foster Care System in the USA?
Please, just 1 answer each person. I'd like to know what different #1 answers are to fix the foster care system. I'm hoping that by reading some of these, it might help me be a better pare... Read More

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Answers Asker
What r your thoughts on what happened to Steven Curtis-Chapman's daughter?
Steven Curtis-Chapman, who is a huge supporter and advocate of adoption of children from China, lost his daughter yesterday as the result of his teenage son backing a car into her and running her over... Read More

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>>Jamie<<
Outraged by responses to woman who wants to give back her adopted kids!!?
How dare all of you judge her that way?Have you guys personally adopted or even dealt with a kid from the system? Yes there are some that just wanna be loved but most are just home wreckers no matter ... Read More

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Rae
If you were to choose from adopting a homeless child or a homeless dog which one would you choose?
In my opinion it is best to adopt a homeless child rather adopting a dog becasuse even if what the child turns out to be in the future as long as you treat him or her with love and care they will alwa... Read More

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