adoption

Philippines
April 11, 2010 5:58am CST
have you ever considered having an adoption? i'm writing a paper on people who want to adopt. when you choose to adopt, would you prefer to have a newborn so that the attachment and sense of fulfilment of having to take care of the child will be met? or choose to adopt the child when she or he is beyond 1 year old.. please help me with my paper guys. thanks much!
6 responses
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I also considered adoption if I wont be able to conceive a child of my own. I think its better to adopt a newborn cause you will establish that kind of relationship you have with the child. I always believe in what the bible say about training up a child and when he is old he will not depart from it. If I would adopt, I am also going to tell the child that he or she is adopted. Its better to make them understand their situation.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
11 Apr 10
adoption is also important for the child (especially if you are adopting a child from a poorer country) and you can give the child a better life. my sister in law and her hubby have adopted 2 little girls from china and have given them a much better life than they could have had there.
• United States
11 Apr 10
I would take a baby over a child who already knows its mother and father. I want the child to call me mom and bond with me this way. I know I should not think this way as there are so many kids without any place to call home.
@zashimi (148)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
If I were to adopt, I would prefer a toddler, between 1-3 years old. The anxiety will kill me if I were to take care of a newborn by myself as I am single. The toddler age is I think a good age to bond with children. I had the pleasure of teaching kids of that age and they were such joy!
• India
11 Apr 10
Hi, I have always wanted to adopt a baby. So when i met my to be husband which was through an arrangement by our respective families, i told him that i would want to adopt a baby. The only thing he said was are you sure you will do enough justice to him/her. And even if you would love him/her like your own baby, will your family accept it as theirs. I had no answers to this question. Its been an year since i am married now and still would love to adopt a baby but dont want him/her to face any kind of inferiority complex because of my family. I wish that people could understand. And if I got a chance, I definitely would try and persuade my family towards adopting one. But i know its a tough decision to make. Thanks and Regards, Prerna Seth.
11 Apr 10
I think most people would prefer to take on a baby rather than an already troubled young child or teen, which I actually think is unfair. If I were to adopt a child a baby would probably pull at my heart strings more, but I wouldn't just limit myself. If I wanted a child badly enough I would take in any child that needed a stable family environment.