Should U.S. celebrities adopt children in the U.S. instead of internationally?

United States
April 20, 2009 10:00pm CST
Hearing about celebrities adopting children, instead of having their own, is possibly the best thing ever. However, it does trouble me some when I hear about them adopting outside of the country. I don't have anything against this. I just think it would be nice to hear about them adopting a child from their country. The children in the United States need a home too!
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I agree with this somewhat. I feel that before international adoptions are welcomed, that a certain percentage of children of ALL ages waiting to be adopted should have to be placed first. Most of the children that I see celebrities adopting are all quite young. What about the middle aged and teenaged children? Does no one care? :(
• United States
21 Apr 09
I agree with your response 100%. Adoption agencies need to put up what child has been with them the longest and let them know that they have to choice from that criteria. not just pick out the infants.
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@marguicha (100279)
• Chile
21 Apr 09
You are right: children in the US need a home. And you are wrong in one thing: it seems that there are lots of people in the US who want to adopt a child. But who would want to adopt a child in a poverty stricken place? Those children are not only in need of a home but in need of a life.
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@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I think so, yes! I think it's wonderful that people want to open their hearts to children who live in terrible poverty and all that... But there are SO many children right here in the US that live terrible lives that need homes too... I must say, I felt absolutely NO sympathy for Madonna being turned down in her latest adoption bid! Why not put all that money, time, energy and effort into a child that is homeless in your own country?