Would you adopt a child even when you already have your own?

@kevchua (1004)
Malaysia
July 25, 2009 7:13am CST
We know that celebrities adopt children, so do married couples who are childless. If you're childless now, would you still adopt a child although you're fertile (thus are able to conceive)? If you already have biological children, would you consider adopting one? DO you think there would be problems with this new addition to the family?
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@x_Jo_x (1042)
25 Jul 09
I think most women who want children and are able to conceive want to experience the pregnancy, so they would probably want a child who is actually their own. Of course adopting has its advantages, 1) No pain and no big fat bump and discomfort and things and 2) You get to give a child a good home who doesnt have any parents, you get to love them and look after them. Which is a very good and kind thing to do! As for the "If you already had biological children", im not sure i could adopt another child. If my kids where still very young i might adopt a baby or something. But Im not sure, i think it would be a lovely thing to do though! However, when my children were older and didnt need me as much i would consider fostering younger children. I think that would be a nice thing to do!
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@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
Hi, that's nice of you to want to adopt a child. In some societies, adoption by couples who are fully capable of giving birth is not acceptable. Yeah, it's good to have foster children too to keep you company especially when you get older and your children are far from you :) Cheers!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
I will not want to adopt a child if it's not biologically mine. However, I will sponsor children that is underprivileged in order to help them go through a better choice of life. I won't know how much I could help, but to care for a child with a total heart and no prejudice, it's not easy.. having one myself, I think the parent's love for child is very important, and if we do not have any extra, it will be just another sad story for the adopted child... Happy MyLotting :)
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
Hi cwong77, yes sponsoring an underpriviledged child is an option. I guess there are societies or individuals who do not want to adopt someone else's kid. Normally for sponsored kids, the money goes to an organisation like World Vision. The people at World Vision will do the rest. It's a good gesture, though :) Have you sponsored one yet?
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
Kev, I have just started.. after having a child on my own, I treasure kids more nowadays... :)
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 09
I would love to be able to adopt a little girl from China. I know there are many girls there that live in orphanages. They all deserve a loving home. I have a son aged 14, a son aged 2 and a daughter aged 1 month. At the moment I live in a small home. If I live in a bigger house in the future when my youngest children reach school age I think that would be the best time to adopt a little girl of about 1 year old from China.
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
i think so? but first i want to consider to my husband about this.. if she agree why not...
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
26 Jul 09
i want both to have my own child and to adopt. i actually want to adopt siblings if that would be possible. the reason i'd like to adopt is because i've been to orphanage in urkaine, my class used to go there once a year to donate and show the kids that there are people out there who care. i've seen how these kids live and i've heard many stories about siblings being separated because a family wants to adopt only one, but not the other. I think if everyone was to adopt at least one child, this world would've been a better place.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
26 Jul 09
We are already having two kids and stopped with them as a means of family planning.Our goal is to bring them up to a good position with our earnings.And we don't want to adopt another kid as we think it will be difficult to share our bread.If you are really wealthy,then you can do some donations to some charity.Our limits ends with that.Cheers!
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
25 Jul 09
We already have two sons. Previously we had wanted a daughter and adopted children. But we cancel, we must be grateful for the grace of God. Son or daughter, it is the same.