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 Are there any logical reasons not to encourage an open adoption?
I can't think of any.

To clarify, I am not talking about adoption through foster care where there may very well be safety issues, but rather newborn domestic adoption.

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 When a PAP completes a homestudy, should they be required to sign an I will advocate for adoption reform stmt?
This question stems from an earlier question I posed asking if AP's should also go out and advocate for adoption reform- most folks answered yes....


 Where do they put the babies in the adoption agency they must put them somewhere for someone to take care of?
them what are your thoughts on this? It is hard to run adoption agent for sure but what are your thoughts where do they put the kids that are not adopted for a certain period of time? want to here ...


 What is the lesser of two evils?
someone who cant have her own baby and wants to adopt or the one who can but chooses not to and adopts?
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all aps are evil. haven't you heard?...


 Adopted mothers, would you be offended if your daughter did this?
I know this is all relative, and you have to have some background on my family before giving a reasonable answer:

I was adopted when I was 3 days old (I'll be 20 in 2 months), my ...


 Specifically what type of information do you feel adoptees deserve to know?
I have provided medical information for the baby I gave up for adoption. In light of what I've learned here, I'm thinking that the medical information may not have been thorough enough, so ...


 Is 50 too old to adopt a child 6 months - 1 year internationally?

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she is 49 and her husband is 50 they are very healthy and already gave birth to a 13, 11, and 8 year old kids and don't hae any illness in the family and want to ...


 Why isn't adoption a man's right to chose?
I just read a question about a someone who thinks women alone should be allowed to choose adoption for her child, even when the father does not agree.....

Why not the same for men. Once ...


 Do you have to go to the country your adopting from to adopt a child from another country?
I want to adopt from another country but it costs so much and I am not sure I can afford a trip to another country on top of that....


 Adoption vs. Keeping the Child?
Through my own personal opinion - Obviously, if the birth parent(s) are able to keep the child and raise them then it's better than adoption. However, at the same time, I don't think it'...


 A Q on open adoptions?
As a AP/PAP,having already agreed on an open adoption, if you found out the natural mother was attempting to revoke her consent because of something the agency did that was wrong, and that she had ...


 When it comes to adoptive parenting, do we have to "earn" our title of mom and dad?
Or is it just a given the way it is with bio parents? And first parents, do you feel/have you been expected to "earn" the title back? While I believe that I could never love a bio child ...


 What are some full filling alternatives to having children?
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 Maternal Grandmother - Looking for objective advice?
You can definitely describe me as an emotional person, so there is a lot about adoption, particularly from foster care, that I simply cannot get my heart around when it comes first family members. W...


 What are your feelings on this?
Someone in another question gave an answer that really got me thinking and I would like to know what your take on this is...

I know that there are not many people here for pre-birth ...


 Is it true that if you...?
want to adopt a child you have to pay $20,000.00 or some other amount of money just to get approved to adopt?...


 Why Has Adoption Become?
about finding babies for parents who will wait and wait until they get what they want

Have we lost sight of the need to find homes for children who are waiting and need them right now?...


 Adopting a unwanted baby.?
My cousin had a little girl at age 16. She and her boyfriend keep on cheating on each other and they keep on going back with each other. She had a baby with some guy and went back with boyfriend. W...


 If you gave up children for adoption and it was open and you cant keep in touch what would you do?
I gave 3 of my babies up in 1998 to their foster parents. we kept in touch for awhile and then last year i went to call and tell my daughter happy birthday and they were moving out of their house and ...


 Do you think adoptive mom and birth mom can be friends?
I don't think it's a good idea, but my sister, the adoptive insists on make friend with the birth mom, would the child be confused on who's his mother? I mean it remind me of that ...



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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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