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NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Atticus & Rhys's Mommy:" Honestly I'd love to adopt, probably a little girl most likely only because I have 2 boys. If it wasnt ... [snip!] ... money, I would totally be doing it. You would figure they would make it more reasonable for all types of families to adopt."


Right? Especially considering how many children there are out there waiting to be adopted. If it was easier SO and I would definitely do it. I would have two of my own and adopt at least one more (more if we would afford it).

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting True Diva:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I would adopt from my own country or from ... [snip!] ... son's country. I don't want any newborn, I'd like a toddler."</blockquote> What country is your son father from????"


My son's father is an American. My son was born out of the country (Germany) and is both a German and American citizen.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" Right? Especially considering how many children there are out there waiting to be adopted. If it was ... [snip!] ... easier SO and I would definitely do it. I would have two of my own and adopt at least one more (more if we would afford it)."


I think they're worried about placing kids into abusive homes.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61901 posts
status 7th Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" My son's father is an American. My son was born out of the country (Germany) and is both a German and American citizen."


How did he get dual citizenship?

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Jerri _:" How did he get dual citizenship?"


Because he was born there. Its nothing you apply for. You become a German citizen by either birth, adoption or naturalization. He won't have it for life. He has to choose between German and American citizenship by the time he is 23.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61901 posts
status 7th Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Because he was born there. Its nothing you apply for. You become a German citizen by either birth, adoption ... [snip!] ... or naturalization. He won't have it for life. He has to choose between German and American citizenship by the time he is 23."


I know some people here who tried and were completely denied and were told at the Rathaus the kid will never have a claim to German citizenship.

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Jerri _:" I know some people here who tried and were completely denied and were told at the Rathaus the kid will never have a claim to German citizenship. "


*shrugs* I don't know why. I received paperwork in the mail from the Rathaus explaining his dual citizenship. I had to get the patient liaison to translate it because, of course, it was in German. Instead of just the consular of birth, he has two separate birth certificates. A German one and the US consular of birth. I know a girl who only has the US consular of birth certificate, she never received a German one so I don't know. Maybe my kid got lucky.

Layla-and-Faith 2 kids; Nova Scotia 656 posts
7th Oct '12

Honestly, I would adopt a couple of them. I would like to have one more of my own and if affording to adopt wasn't an issue, I would adopt 3 more.. I wouldn't ask for a certain gender, age or race.. Just like with my children, I get what I get and am thankful for them.

~*Julie Blue Eyes*~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6188 posts
7th Oct '12

I really want to adopt siblings. I hate the thought of siblings being split up because most people won't take both.



No babies.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
7th Oct '12

In the USA I know you can adopt from the state for nearly nothing. A friend of mine (single male) adopted two little black boys 3 and 4 years old and it cost him a total of 10 dollars.




I want to adopt, in Guatemala, a newborn or infant. I'm selfish for wanting an infant, I know, but I'm okay with that. Adoption is very expensive here and there are plenty of infants and newborns waiting for adoption since non-Guatemalan families are no longer allowed to adopt here.

Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae 3 kids; Troy, Ohio 232 posts
7th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" In the USA I know you can adopt from the state for nearly nothing. A friend of mine (single male) adopted ... [snip!] ... are plenty of infants and newborns waiting for adoption since non-Guatemalan families are no longer allowed to adopt here. "</blockquote>



10 bucks..how did that happen..i was adopted and know for a fact it cost several thousand dollars by time it was all said and done. I was 11 when I was adopted and im 21 now so not that long ago...

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" In the USA I know you can adopt from the state for nearly nothing. A friend of mine (single male) adopted ... [snip!] ... are plenty of infants and newborns waiting for adoption since non-Guatemalan families are no longer allowed to adopt here. "


What the hell are you talking about? Adoptions costs thousands of dollars in the states.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" What the hell are you talking about? Adoptions costs thousands of dollars in the states."


He said he adopted from a state school and it cost him a total of 10 dollars, basically. If you go through an agency it's very expensive.




I trust him, but i trust a lot of people.. so maybe he lied. I just know what I'm told! haha




ETA: I meant state home. Not state school!

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
7th Oct '12

Most likely not. If I were to some how change my mind about adoption age and race wouldn't matter to me, I'd also most likely adopt from the US.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" In the USA I know you can adopt from the ... [snip!] ... several thousand dollars by time it was all said and done. I was 11 when I was adopted and im 21 now so not that long ago..."


I just FBed him and asked! lmao



He said he adopted from the State (not an agency) and that they have this thing about "hard to adopt" kids. One of the boys couldn't speak at all, both were African American and older than what most people want. And, both parents had drug problems.



If you adopt 'troublesome' kids that most people don't want, then you pay nearly nothing. It also depends on the State, he said.