Do you have the courage to adopt a child?

India
September 10, 2008 10:50pm CST
I have a friend who is married for 2 years....there are well settled..financially sound. Now they want to adopt a child.It will surely give life to a child.They are moving legally for adoption. But the problem is when their parents came to know about this, they are opposing strongly. The reason they are saying is that they want to look after their own Grand children, not someone elses. when thinking,they are right.They are not physically challenged to have their own kids. still they want to do a good deed. Do you think they have to go ahead with the plan ,against their parents?? Do you think that child will have a happy future in our society?
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• Canada
11 Sep 08
How horrible of the parent/grandparents !! Adopting a child is a wonderful thing and if I could afford to do this , I would in a heart beat . I can't have any more of my own because of health reasons but would love to have another child and the idea of giving a child a life with love and happiness could be no greater gift to offer a child . When they adopt this child , it WILL be their grandchild . This child may not be of their blood but are they looking to borrow some blood because that is the only difference it will make . They would not be looking after someone else's child as this child would belong to their children meaning in every way they would be the grandparents . I think this is absolutely horrible that parents would tell their children what to do in a situation like this . What they are doing is a good thing for sure . Giving a home to a child and raising it as their own , what a wonderfully nice thing to do . I would be telling my parents if this was how they felt then that was their decision and if they didn't want to have anything to do with me because I wanted to offer a child a life then that was fine that they didn't deserve to be in the life of my child , as this will be their child , because they don't want their child around anyone who could be that selfish !!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 08
They should make the decision on their own without any pressure from their parents or anybody else. And if they will love the child as their own, of course it will be better off than if it's not adopted.
@xcammiex (272)
• United States
26 Sep 08
That's not necessarily true. It's not right to assume that the child's first parents are incapable/unwilling to raise the child without knowing the circumstances.
@reoko10 (578)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I believe if this is what they want to do then they should do it. So what if the granparents don't agree if the couple really deep down in there hearts want's to do a good deed by adopting a child and giving that child a good life then they should go ahead and do it. What's wrong with giving a child a new life to up to it would mean so much to that child. The child would fine out what having a mom and dad is really like.
• United States
11 Sep 08
Personally i think that was very selfish of the couples parents. There is usually a reason why a child is put up for adoption. If the child is not adopted the child wont even have parents let alone grandparents. Its not a blood relation that makes a family but love.