Would you adopt a kid?

Philippines
February 26, 2016 12:26am CST
When I was a kid, I often wonder why there are a lot of kids who are parentless and thought to myself that rather than people paying a lot of money to concieve why not adopt a kid and help give these children a bright future. It was not their fault that their parents are incapable of raising them and certainly it was not their choice to be born in this world. If I have a lot of money then I would probably adopt one or help secure their future simply because I felt that they should not suffer the consequences of a bad decision . If people could afford the high maintenance of pets then why cant we spare a little for these kids.
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@MGjhaud (20811)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
i cant see the possibility of doing so for now but ive considered it. when i was young, i imagined myself being a single mom haha.. but i realised how hard it is to take care and raise a baby alone. i experience this with my sister(single mom). i cant imagine myself doing it all by myself.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Yes, it could be hard for us who are not financially stable because nowadays the prices keeps going up .
@MGjhaud (20811)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@dazzledlady thats right. the milk, the diapers, medicines/vitamins. those are needs..
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@MGjhaud and let's not forget the tuition fees :)
@ShyBear88 (16871)
• United States
26 Feb 16
It has nothing to do about money. There are lots of people that want a Biloxi al link to there child because many adopted child do not have a medical back ground which when the child gets sick it's hard to tell the doctor that child's history. That a older child that are nor adopted might have been out in the system years later. Those adopted are more ally adopted at birth and has been worked out with the mother or mother and father for months before hand. Adoption takes years because people just don't give anyone a child they have to be. Seen as worthy parents so some times it takes till up to a year or more to make things official.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Well, that could be a problem But I still see no reason if they are willing then they could wait.
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@ShyBear88 (16871)
• United States
26 Feb 16
@dazzledlady what do you mean you see no reason? No reason to what? Why people want a child that is biologically theirs? It's simple a child biologically yours, looks like you, has traits like you or even your parent. You get to choice them, a person doesn't sit across from you gets information and base everything about your life and tells you yes or no. That biloical child happens, weather you wanted them or not ans you choice to be their parent. No waiting list you get to go through the whole thing of creating a human, see the, grow from the inside out. Pick their name, women are more senitibe to thing. How can you feel connected to a little person that you got to miss all those moments. It's differ cult because as an adopted parent you get choice the name, you don't get to see the, from the moment they are born or get to carry the, for 9 months. You pretty much learn to love them and the, to you. It's not instant love. I have three kids I gave birth to them all I carried them. I loved the, for the moment I saw them in an ultrasound I wanted them before I even knew we would have them. I can not say that if I adopted a child that I would love them like I do my children. I would hope I could or would. Yes all children need a family a mom, a dad or both. But I would know in the back of my head every day that that one child isn't mine will never be 100% mine. Someone else is theirs some one else went through all that trouble and heartache to give them life. Many parents want to go through that pain to have a childr.
@Dalane (707)
• United States
26 Feb 16
@ShyBear88 Then you should never adopt a child because they would be harmed by you not loving them as much as your biological children. Thank goodness there are people who would.
@softbabe44 (5960)
• Vancouver, Washington
4 Mar 16
I adopted one myself and your right they deserve to be able to have a good family.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 16
Cool! Was it a hard decision or did it came on naturally?
• Vancouver, Washington
7 Mar 16
@dazzledlady It comes naturally.
@AkoPinay (10702)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
I am not a fan of child adoption. If I have money I'd rather donate to charities or maybe establish a foundation to help the needy. ;)
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Well, that is one of the possibilities I have thought but I think these kids needs more than food on their mouth and shelter. I think they also long to be part of a normal family. To have that sense of belongingness
@pumpkinjam (5680)
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 16
I'm sure there are reasons why people desperately want biological children and will do anything to make that happen. I do think that more people should consider adoption as a possibility but then I know it can be more complicated that people think. If I was in a position to do so, I might consider adoption. I have considered fostering children but I can't because I don't have a spare room.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
I can't afford it, but if I could I'd only consider it with proof that they hadn't been wrongly taken from their families. Kids shouldn't be in "pounds" like pets that are waiting to be adopted.I might consider a private agency, but I'd be doing due diligence there as well.
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@teamfreak16 (34942)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Feb 16
I'm pro-adoption. Both my girlfriend and a former girlfriend were adopted. I would've done it when I was younger, if I had been married and wanted to start a family. The only problem is that I just really don't like kids. Good topic.
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Hahaha! Ok now, why you dont like them? Im curious.
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@teamfreak16 (34942)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Feb 16
@dazzledlady - Trying to be as nice as possible, but they are little sociopathic brats, uncontrollable hellions , if you will (and yes, I realize that I was like that as well.)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@teamfreak16 oh I see, but they will out grow that stage . And its good that you have someone who will take care of you when you grow old.
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@skysnap (17579)
26 Feb 16
I would if I can afford. Currently financial wise I can't. I am not married. So I have to go through mental process of taking care of kid. Also I am not sure the place where I am from don't allow single males to adopt a child.
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
I see, yes there could be that issue. But its just so sad to think about those who can but opted to have pets rather than give a child a decent home . but of course they should be responsible parents because if they cannot then I think these kids would be better on their own
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@skysnap (17579)
26 Feb 16
@dazzledlady Thing with pets is that animals can take care of themselves after specific time period. Which is usually 7-8 months from their birth. In case of human child, it takes upto like 18 years to even get sense of life around them and learn how to survive. some people grow old yet don't get the clue how to react in this world or survive.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@skysnap haha ok you have a point there but well its not up to me to decide if he she can handle taking care of another human being. But I personally think there is satisfaction knowing you help raise a person to be a good citizen of this world .
• Philippines
27 Feb 16
i consider adopting a child. But it'll have to wait because i still enjoy being single at the moment and i also need to consider having a suitable partner that would help me raise the child as a good person.
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
That would be a good idea, because I think raisih a child is not easy.
@AnanthuVs (404)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
26 Feb 16
I am also support your views.Adopting a child is better option rather than spending a money for pregnancy and other expenses
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
It is always great to have a kid with the sams genetic make up as yours but for those people who are paying a lot for in virtro, artificial insemination then they should consider adoption.
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@cgalavia (1419)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Why not,I can adopt a homeless child if only I am capable enough and financially stable.Yes,it's true that it's really hard to take care and to raise a child but if the rewards of adopting is making a one life more wonderful and comfortable,I would certainly adopt one.
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
I would agree with you. Because I would love the feeling of being able to help nurture a kid to become successful person someday. If only I am financially capable.