Is Adoption Right for You?

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Something to Consider

Adoption is for forever. And it's also not the best option for every family. As you seek your own answers to the question "is adoption right for me?", it's equally important to explore the other side of the question: "am I right for adoption?"

Adoption is a permanent proposition that requires a lifelong commitment by everyone involved. It is extremely important that you adopt for the right reasons. If you are looking to adoption to save a marriage, provide an heir, because all your friends have babies, or because of external pressures (such as your parents), this might not be the right time for adoption.

Anyone who plans to adopt must also be prepared to properly deal with the financial, time, and other significant lifestyle commitments that will be necessary in order for parenting to be a success. Your commitment will be tested during the process, and during parenting years. Before you decide to adopt, be sure you are ready and able to give this child all the love and attention that he or she needs and deserves.

In the end, adoption can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

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Jessica - 4 years ago
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My husband have been trying to conceive for a little over 3 years now. We are both in our early 30's and want to share our life with a child. We have gone through fertility treatments, but unfortunately they are not working. We are looking into adoption because in the end we just want to help mold and share all the love we have for each other with a child of our own biological or not. #1
beth n chris - 4 years ago
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we have been together for 10 yrs, getting married next year. we have thought about the idea of adopting to give a child a better life than what he/she has now. planning on adopting in the next three years, but want to start researching now so that we know the entire process and what to expect. we don't have a preference, we just want a child to love! #2
Katrina - 4 years ago
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I have always wanted more children, however, certain structural problems as a young woman prevented me from naturally having a child. Now that I am older and my career is more established, I would like to re-explore my options for parenting. I have historically been a very supportive mother providing love and structure to my only child and I would love the opportunity to touch another life as well as have that child touch my life. I am looking to adopt because although I could go through fertility procedures, there are so many children in the world already that need and deserve to have the loave, safety and security of a loving home to grow in. #3
Vickie Bright - 4 years ago
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Me and my boyfriend has been trying for 3 years to conceive or first child together iam in my early 40s and he is in his early 50s and we want to share our life with a child who needs to be cared for and loved #4
Debbie - 4 years ago
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My husband n I have been married 32 y.o. , we had 3 miscarriages before God Blessed us with our beautiful daughter , who just turned 26 y.o. . We always wanted more children !!! He's 52 n I'm 50 y.o. So my question is are we to old to become parents again. He works , I quit my job to take care of my in laws for 10 y.o. , but now that they are gone we have the empty nest. We own our home I want a brother n sister or 2 brothers, 2 sisters. We both come from a big family , I know that there are babies n young children that need to be held , rocked, loved , books read to them n to know what a real family life is like. Our daughter is a great young lady, she graduated n is now employed by the State . She's very strong woman n very loving. We raised her that you have to work to get what you want out of live. Nothing is free is this world. We never spanked her , but she had time outs n then we talked about what was wrong. She never judged ppl if u had less or more than her it didn't matter #5
Marcy - 4 years ago
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My husband and I have been married for 3 years and just found out this past March that we are unable to have any children. We have suffered 4 miscarriages. We physically and emotionally can no longer go through that pain. We have decided on adoption and plan on beinging the process in the next year or so. Let the research being on this new chapter in our lives. #6
Amber - 4 years ago
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My husband and I have 3 kids together. weve been married for 9years. i love my childern so much. i would love to be able to help a child in need. i still need to bring the idea up to my husband. but my heart is leading me to adpotion? i will start researching. #7
Sheresse - 5 years ago
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My husband and I would like to adopt in a few years. We have a one year old and want to have more kids but we both want to adopt to give a child a family and love that they need. We are both looking a head to see what the process is to prepare ourselves for the future. #8
Sarah - 5 years ago
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I agree with this 100%! I do have dreams of adopting in a couple of years! Can't wait!!!!!! #9
Elliott - 4 years ago
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My wife and I have one child 6 years old with plenty of love to spare. We have been discussing having more children or giving a less fortunate child a chance that many do not have. We hope to do this soon. #10
Kim - 4 years ago
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My husband and I have been married over 11 years. We do not have children of our own, but we have a large extended family. After many, many years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive a child, we have decided to start looking into adoption. We have adopted cousins, and friends with adopted and well adapted children. We look forward to the honor and priviledge to raise a child in a loving and committed home. #11
Christo - 5 years ago
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I also plan to adopt in the future. I need to wait for now #12

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