• Why is it so hard to adopt a child?

    A lot of families want to adopt but end up giving birth to a baby instead because of the long wait. There’s a lot of forms to be signed and they require lots of different things. It also seems costly too.
    A lot of families want to adopt but end up giving birth to a baby instead because of the long wait. There’s a lot of forms to be signed and they require lots of different things. It also seems costly too.
    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • Could my parents adopt my friend?

    My friend is going to foster care again, and this time it seems like she s staying. All her family is **** and she s been my best friend since 3rd grade. My family has the money and from what i ve read we re perfectly acceptable to adopt, but I wanted to ask to make sure I didn t miss anything.
    My friend is going to foster care again, and this time it seems like she s staying. All her family is **** and she s been my best friend since 3rd grade. My family has the money and from what i ve read we re perfectly acceptable to adopt, but I wanted to ask to make sure I didn t miss anything.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do you think that we would be able to adopt my niece?

    She is 12 and has lived with us for the past five years. She initially came to us when my sister was having a difficult time and never went home. She has been calling us mom and dad for almost two years and recently my sister has started refering to her as our child. Saying things like "have you asked your... show more
    She is 12 and has lived with us for the past five years. She initially came to us when my sister was having a difficult time and never went home. She has been calling us mom and dad for almost two years and recently my sister has started refering to her as our child. Saying things like "have you asked your mom" or "what have you getting your dad for his birthday" I have become very attached her as well and also think of her as just our child and would like to just adopt her. If my sister agreed to let us adopt her, would it be very easy? Would she have to be put in foster care before we could adopt her? I'm a bit confused about how it works.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which direction do I face the port if the port is in between the two twelves ?

    Best answer: Port direction is irrelevant where subwoofers are concerned. Play the speaker away from sound absorbent material, such as carpet or cushions.
    Best answer: Port direction is irrelevant where subwoofers are concerned. Play the speaker away from sound absorbent material, such as carpet or cushions.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • When/how do I tell my daughter she is adopted?

    Best answer: Start now. Tell her the story of how you travelled to get her, show her pictures you took, talk about the first time you saw her, etc.

    Don't delay any longer.
    Best answer: Start now. Tell her the story of how you travelled to get her, show her pictures you took, talk about the first time you saw her, etc.

    Don't delay any longer.
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Amended birth certificate?

    I was issued an amended birth certificate at the time of my adoption but it was lost over the years. Is it possible to order a copy of one just like you would order a copy of a normal birth certificate?
    I was issued an amended birth certificate at the time of my adoption but it was lost over the years. Is it possible to order a copy of one just like you would order a copy of a normal birth certificate?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I adopt if I am single?

    I am 20-years-old and I want to adopt a child. I am a male if that matters. I want to adopt because I will never have a woman to make kids with so I want to adopt now while I am still young. My question is, can I adopt if I am single? I live alone in a pretty nice house and I make decent money. Can I still adopt... show more
    I am 20-years-old and I want to adopt a child. I am a male if that matters. I want to adopt because I will never have a woman to make kids with so I want to adopt now while I am still young. My question is, can I adopt if I am single? I live alone in a pretty nice house and I make decent money. Can I still adopt like this? I heard it's harder for males to adopt. Is that true?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My wife is pregnant with a twin, a boy and a girl, but I can't afford both of them?

    What can I do? I wanted to put up 1 of them for adoption, but my wife is totally against it.
    What can I do? I wanted to put up 1 of them for adoption, but my wife is totally against it.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should poor mothers put their babies for adoption?

    Best answer: Most of the world is poor by western standards. Should we raid third world countries for babies to adopt? The decision to give a child up for adoption may be right for some families but all wrong for others. There are poor families in my neighborhood (American poor, that is, not third-world poor) where the... show more
    Best answer: Most of the world is poor by western standards. Should we raid third world countries for babies to adopt?

    The decision to give a child up for adoption may be right for some families but all wrong for others. There are poor families in my neighborhood (American poor, that is, not third-world poor) where the children still feel loved and valued by their parents, even if they don't get to own many nice things.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do we put our 6 year old up for Adoption?

    We’ve concluded that he’s just a pest for us and we want our old lives and free time back. We would have to take him out of school again and lose his friends to boot. How do we put him up for adoption to be put in a foster home?
    We’ve concluded that he’s just a pest for us and we want our old lives and free time back. We would have to take him out of school again and lose his friends to boot. How do we put him up for adoption to be put in a foster home?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I am adopted. How do I find my real mother without her knowing?

    Best answer: It's not that simple. You can't always tell if someone is good or bad just from a single casual encounter. Would Catholic Charities be willing to act as a go-between for you and your mom to exchange a few letters (assuming your mom is willing)? That way you could get a feel for what she's like without... show more
    Best answer: It's not that simple. You can't always tell if someone is good or bad just from a single casual encounter.

    Would Catholic Charities be willing to act as a go-between for you and your mom to exchange a few letters (assuming your mom is willing)? That way you could get a feel for what she's like without either of you revealing your identity. Then you could decide either to break off communication or to go ahead and reveal your identity so you could meet in person.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Adopt baby or keep it? read details before answering?

    ok I don’t know for sure if I’m pregnant I’m going to make a doctor appointment tomorrow because I have symptoms a lot of symptoms happened before and wasn’t pregnant but I got a new one which was tight and big belly and a lot of stomach pain, but I’m not sure if I would have the best home for the baby I live off... show more
    ok I don’t know for sure if I’m pregnant I’m going to make a doctor appointment tomorrow because I have symptoms a lot of symptoms happened before and wasn’t pregnant but I got a new one which was tight and big belly and a lot of stomach pain, but I’m not sure if I would have the best home for the baby I live off of social security money with my mom I’m slowly trying to get my life together and move out but she has treated me nephew who is 2 years old I wouldn’t like it if she treated my kid that way same with my boyfriends mom he has a niece I didn’t like how she treated his niece a few times, so I would try finding a job that would allow for me to bring my baby with, or I would give it a different home I don’t want to regret anything but I care for my babies health physically and emotionally I don’t believe in abortion so that’s not an option I don’t care about money, my boyfriend works at walmart but he makes a decent amount of money, I am looking for a bartending job I went to bartending school.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm curious. Would running away and living on the streets be better than adoption or foster care?

    Best answer: Yea, if you can survive. Depends on how tough you think you are and resilient. If you make it not only would you be better off, but nothing could ever stop you. You would be tougher rougher and more resilient then 95% of the public. And by 18 if you stayed out of crime and got yourself into a community college or... show more
    Best answer: Yea, if you can survive. Depends on how tough you think you are and resilient. If you make it not only would you be better off, but nothing could ever stop you. You would be tougher rougher and more resilient then 95% of the public. And by 18 if you stayed out of crime and got yourself into a community college or join d the military, you would be unstoppable with the chance for greatness. It’s a long shot, but how many people end up being great? Not many. Legends never die.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why would DCF or CPS send a letter to me asking me to contact them about fostering a child or helping a child That his adopted parents lost?

    Best answer: It doesn't matter whether DCF is "a bunch of scumbags" or not. Ask them if there is reason to believe that you're the father. If so, insist on a DNA test. They're contacting you because she listed you as a contact. If I were you, I'd insist on a DNA test no matter what DCF says, to make... show more
    Best answer: It doesn't matter whether DCF is "a bunch of scumbags" or not. Ask them if there is reason to believe that you're the father. If so, insist on a DNA test.

    They're contacting you because she listed you as a contact. If I were you, I'd insist on a DNA test no matter what DCF says, to make sure you're not. You say You "don't think" you're the dad, and "almost certain" but you don't know. Take a test to rule it out.

    Of course if you're the dad, then step up. Otherwise, you might want to just meet the kid and see what he's like and whether you can help.

    How sad for this kid.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why can't I ask ask my foster family to adopt me?

    It should be so easy right? I just like ask them "will you adopt me?.". I've been with them for ages so it should be easy but every time I think that I'm going to ask this time, something happens and I don't ask, or I just don't do it because idk why but I just don't. Why's it... show more
    It should be so easy right? I just like ask them "will you adopt me?.". I've been with them for ages so it should be easy but every time I think that I'm going to ask this time, something happens and I don't ask, or I just don't do it because idk why but I just don't. Why's it so hard to ask them to?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should we change our adoptive childrens names ?

    Me and my husband are adopting a sibling group one boy who is 5 months and a little girl who’s 3. We’ve been talking about changing thier name but are a bit unsure. We worry that if we change our girls name as she is older it may add more pressure to the transition into our home however as our little boy is so... show more
    Me and my husband are adopting a sibling group one boy who is 5 months and a little girl who’s 3. We’ve been talking about changing thier name but are a bit unsure. We worry that if we change our girls name as she is older it may add more pressure to the transition into our home however as our little boy is so young and does not yet respond to his name we don’t feel the impact would be as substantial. What are your opinions on changeing their names ?
    16 answers · 3 weeks ago