I was a little stuck up about adopted kids until I made a fast friend out of one And babysat for a wonderful little adopted girl. My adopted brother was difficult but I think that was just because he was my big brother.
I wasn’t adopted, but it must be very difficult to move from foster home to foster home, so I respect parents who adopt children, especially children with special needs, children of color, older children, and LGBTQ+ children, who have historically had less of a chance of being adopted.
Also, I’ve never thought of adopted children as any less than biological children.
I would love to adopt a kid, in the future. I’m against the idea of having biological kids, so much so that I had my fallopian tubes removed, several years ago.
Future adoption just depends on my own health and whether I’ll be ready to care for a child.
It’s not the kid’s fault and it has to be tough on them if they’re older. I take my hat off to adoptive parents, that’s a whole lot of love to take someone else’s kid into your family. World needs more people like that.
My parents had a rather negative reason for adopting. They were afraid to tell my father’s parents that their own baby had been stillborn. They told them later.
I want kids but at this point, I think I’d rather adopt than go the biological route.
So many kids in need of a good home, and kids in that category who are also minorities tend to have it even worse in that regard.
So many people want to adopt but won’t take foster kids. When my providers tried to adopt they were told they were too old.
Would like kids of my own, but we can’t. I’d love to adopt, but sheesh, the process is ridiculous. Plus, if they see me with schizophrenia on SSDI and such, that’s prolly a hard nope right there.
Ahh yes, I’ve read so many foster care horror stories. Tons of kids hurt by that system as well.
I’d be open to fostering. Hopefully I can get my life together enough to provide a kid or kids, however they come to be in my life, a good home.
Prejudiced against adopted kids? I wouldn’t even have imagined that anyone could be that.
Due to jealousy if you hated your own situation.
No, a girl in out neighborhood was adopted. We all hung out and I wasn’t prejudice towards her at all. None of my friends were. Actually, we had no choice, she didn’t know she was adopted but we all knew. We couldn’t tell her or treat her any different or she would have found out. It seems kind of weird now because we all knew each other from about sixth grade all the way through high school and we all kept the secret.
Ii wonder why her parents didn’t want her to know. I would have been afraid someone would spill the beans - someone less close to her.
It exists, big time. Various things I have heard about my own kids
- what was wrong with them that their parents gave them up?
- parents should NEVER adopt outside their own race
- if they’re not adopted as babies it’s because they’re [R slur]
- but how can you love them?
- don’t you ever want real kids?
- I could never adopt. I need a kid who looks like me
- some things are genetic (generally said when they misbehave)
That’s so horrible.
OH, MY GOSH. I heard horror stories, second hand, and I saw stuff like this on What Would You Do?, but I guess I just thought it was exaggerated a bit.
This is so sad.
My husband and I want to adopt an older kid, someday, and we specifically want to adopt a minority that gets overlooked in the adoption process. Like kids of color, LGBT, and disabled.
Now I have an idea of what to be prepared for from awful people, and what I need to try to protect my future kid from.
That’s just horrible. I’m almost in disbelief that people have said such terrible things to you and your family.
I will totally help you with the process if you want. It sure isn’t easy, but it’s so awesome.
I might look to enlist your help someday because I’ll have that same goal if I can get things situated to where I could adequately care for children
That is downright despicable!
Makes me so angry!
WTF is wrong with our society!
Thanks so much for the offer! That’s very kind of you.
I will contact you if/when we get to the point where we are ready to adopt.