Would you consider adoption?

adoption - children deserve to be raised by a loving family
Philippines
April 21, 2008 6:27pm CST
If you were a childless couple would you consider adopting a child? It seems Madonna and Angelina Jolie want to start a fad by adopting children from Africa. For me I think it would depend on my financial situation. If I'm so rich and childless I would certainly consider it. There are so many orphans who need a loving family.
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10 responses
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
yah,, i would love to have an adopted child,,, if me and my partner can never have a child, then i think it's time for us to adopt, yeah, there are so many orphans who are longing for the love of a family, well, if you are rich, why don't adopt? it is the time wherein you can share your fortunes and give love to those who are in need...
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• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Yes, fortunes should be shared with poor people in need.
• Canada
22 Apr 08
i have thought about and i believe i would adopt a child, if the opportunity came!
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• Philippines
23 Apr 08
And may a good opportunity come your way indeed!
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
If we can't have kids and we are really financially/emotionally stable then I would love to adopt a child. I love having a kid and I know that I can love that baby and raise him/her as my very own child.
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• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Best wishes to you jesbellaine!
@Galena (9123)
22 Apr 08
funny how celebrities rarely adopt children from their own country. lots of them need homes too. doesn't charity begin at home? I wouldn't adopt, but then I'd never intentionally have children either. if I fall pregnant then I'd have the baby, and give them everything I could, because that's what I think being a parent is about. putting them first in everything and doing the best you can for them. that's why I don't want to be a parent. but should duty call I'd step up to the line and do my best, because it's the right thing to do. I'm doing my best for it not to happen though.
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• Philippines
23 Apr 08
I don't know if it's a publicity stunt on the part of the celebrities, but perhaps they're thinking that American orphans are well taken care of by the government, while those in poorer nations don't even have a decent government to take care of them.
• United States
22 Apr 08
I am a mother of two beautiful little girls with one on the way. Even with having children of my own, I would still consider adoption. There are so many children in the systems right now that don't have that family connection that they need. When they are in foster care, they don't get the stability of a family home. Usually, they will go from home to home and it can be very damaging to the child. I've also considered being a foster parent down the road once my own children are alittle older.
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• Philippines
23 Apr 08
God bless you kangel! We need more mothers like you!
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
22 Apr 08
Dear friend, That would be nice to adopt those children and more good part comes when the child too gets a good future. In this one's financial condition off course is a big part. I feel government should give special care to those who adopt child and give them a proper life. More support and concession to those who are willing to adopt and the adopted child so to encourage adoption. The most crucial part is to check whether the child is safe hands.
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I would absolutely consider it! My brother was adopted. The doctor's told my mother she couldn't have any children (boy was she surprised when she found out she was pregnant with me)so she decided to adopt. She adopted my brother from a 16 year old girl who couldn't care for my brother properly. My mom gave him the world and loves him the same way she loves me. He is a very successful man now, he loves my mother and says that he would never want to meet his biological mother. He says our mother IS HIS MOTHER. I know adoption is not for everyone. You must have a very big heart to adopt someones elses child. I think my mother is an amazing woman for doing what she did for my brother.
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Look what a difference it makes! You also deserve credit for not demanding special treatment over and above an adopted sibling.
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I will consider to adopt a child if we don't have our own children. It is a very kind behavior for adopting a child. At least the children can have another new home and that will be better for them to grow up. I love China
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• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Yes it takes a huge amount of kindness for someone to adopt and take care of someone else's offspring.
• United States
21 Apr 08
I would adopt if I could because I know you have to have a good financial situation to be able to. I almost became an orphan and it just saddens me to see so many children that need a home and a loving family. I want a big family and right now I'm sure if I can have a big family on my own so I'll adopt. I used to volunteer to spend time with children that had no families and they're so innocent and caring and all they want is for someone to say they love them. Christine was one 6 yr old that I got very attached too. I just wanted to pick her up and run home with her. She always wanted to see me and I helped teach her and I just didn't want to go without her. She got adopted which I'm so thankful for. I still miss her. I wish she was my daughter. I know I'm just 20 but it felt like my child had been taken from me when she got adopted because I basically took her in as my own naturally.
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• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Yeah my heart melts for them too. It's hard enough growing up with only one parent. Imagine having no parent at all.
@DudaYLen (219)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I 'am not a mother but I am a Mommy. There was a time when Mother & Mommy meant the same person.But in our modern society this is not always true.Today, Mommy is not always the same person as Mother.Mother is the person who gives life to a child.Mommy is the person who gives her life to the raising of a child.