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Advice On Adoption

My husband and I eventually want to adopt a child. Any advice or experiences?Thank you.

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 ---Kella3336 on 1/24/08
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Kella3336 If you are going to adopt, you are better off NOT having any biolocial children. Since I was adopted, I had a wonderful life, (I'm now 70), and am sure I wouldn't have had one otherwise. But, I know of cases where other adopted children didn't fair well, mostly because of either the foster parents or the legal system. That's why so many couples who adopt, adopt babies from over seas and by-pass some of the legal entanglement they would encounter if they adopted a baby from the USA.
---wivv on 2/7/08


Wivv, I am okay with not having a biological child. I have not been able to. I am not angry with God and don't feel less of a woman. I feel called by God to adopt and I feel extremely blessed. Thank you for advice. I am very sure that I will be needing advice even after the adoption. I will definately appreciate those who share wisdom.There is so much to think about.
---Kella3336 on 2/7/08


Been there! Adopt a baby not a child. Make sure you cover all the legal bases. For example: make sure the birth parents and anyone who may have a legal association, relinquish all rights to the baby Be prepared for all the challenges that come with raising a child. (For example: don't give the child back if you decide you don't like him/her, or blame the misbehavior on the fact the child is adopted, etc.) Try and adopt two babies. Be sure to tell them, before the age of 4, he/she is adopted
---wivv on 2/4/08


Hearty, thank you very much.I feel called by God to adopt. Thank you and God bless.Not only am I encouraged, I am given Godly perspective to keep in mind at all times.take care.
---Kella3336 on 2/1/08


Kella...My advice would be for you to go into the adoption process with this in mind. When your adopted child grows up there is a strong chance that child will want to locate their birth family. Get as much information as you can on the child prior to the adoption so you can furnish as much information as possible. Adoption is a wonderful thing to do if you are capable of raising a child in a responsible and loving manner. If you want to do it just so you have your needs met, forget it.
---Susie on 1/28/08




Kella...My brother and I were adopted after our birth mother died. Since we already knew our birth family, our adopted family chose to let us keep in contact with them.
---Susie on 1/28/08


Matt.25:35,36,40 I was hungry,u fed me,thirsty u gave me drink,i was stranger u rcvd me n ur homes,naked u clothed me,I was sick u took care of me.U did it for one of the least of these My brethren,u did it for Me.Read also Luke 18:15-16.
Adoption is better than giving alms.In adoption there is more LOVE involve.The medical history of the parents are important for future references.Thank you
---hearty on 1/28/08


Donna, Amen. Thank you. I am so sorry that your husband did not support you. My heart goes out to you. I have wanted to adopt years before I got married.My husband wanted to have biological children first. I had thought I may never adopt. We have not been able to have a child.My husband has agreed to adopt. Cont
---Kella3336 on 1/28/08


Do you still want to adopt? I will be praying. Take care.
---Kella3336 on 1/28/08


Pray and ask God to lead you to the child that needs you for a mommy and your husband for a daddy. Check out medical history and see if you will be dealing with any inherited disease so you will be prepared and know how to care for that child. Pray together about it. I prayed and my husband didn't want to adopt and then wouldn't let us pursue anything which broke my heart. Pray TOGETHER every day about it to Father God. Let God Bless you with what He wants you to have. Amen?
---Donna on 1/24/08




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