• I’m adopted and i’m worried about high school orientation.?

    Best answer: Do you look way different than your parents? Either way, no one will care. It's High School, everyone is only worried about how THEY look. Everybody is freaking out about people seeing their super embarrassing parents, because teenagers MUST always be embarrassed by their parents. It's basically a law.... show more
    Best answer: Do you look way different than your parents?
    Either way, no one will care. It's High School, everyone is only worried about how THEY look. Everybody is freaking out about people seeing their super embarrassing parents, because teenagers MUST always be embarrassed by their parents. It's basically a law. They'll only be trying to keep their own parents under the radar, and trying to look cool. Most high schooler's actually wish they were adopted, didn't you know?
    And don't worry, even if they do notice, it's not a big deal to anyone else. I had an adopted friend in high school, nbd. Her parents didn't tell her until she was 10, which she kind of milked for sympathy, understandable, because that would be a big shock, so I thought that was not a great idea on their part, but other than that I never thought of them or her any differently. In fact, I always kind of felt like it was almost more special when someone was adopted, like they were more loved. It's harder to adopt than to just accidentally or on purpose get knocked up, so I felt like adoptive parents must love their kid so so much, and feel so blessed. My neighbor told me he was adopted when his parents thought they couldn't have kids, and after the adopted him, they got pregnant and ended up having like three more kids, but he is by far the favorite. He was their miracle. They felt like they'd never get a child, so when they adopted him, they were just so grateful. The other kids were just gravy. His whole family knows he's the favorite too.

    Just don't try to be secretive about it, because that would be weird, but it's really absolutely not embarrassing at all. It just makes you look more loved. You were so loved that someone went through all this stuff for YOU, and picked YOU. Also, it makes you more mysterious, which is cool.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you adopt or foster children if you have a friendly pit bull or pit bulls?

    Best answer: Yes. Your pets will be evaluated in the same manner you are.
    Best answer: Yes. Your pets will be evaluated in the same manner you are.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • For a single working mom how different would it be to adopt/financially support three children versus two or one?

    Best answer: Even if you had the income, each one of those kids deserves to have enough attention. You are one person, and it's hard enough to raise a single child on your own. Taking on two or three is taking on too much, and it wouldn't be a surprise if the judge disallowed it. better to do a great job raising one... show more
    Best answer: Even if you had the income, each one of those kids deserves to have enough attention.
    You are one person, and it's hard enough to raise a single child on your own. Taking on two or three is taking on too much, and it wouldn't be a surprise if the judge disallowed it.

    better to do a great job raising one kid, than a bad to mediocre job on more.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I adopt a child at 18, and be single?

    Don't be rude or disrespectful. I am genuinely curious if I will be able to. I've looked at the adoption laws for New York but it says "Requires to be An Adult", legally I'm an adult. Yes, I know I'm young but it's something I've been very interested in doing since I was 14. So... show more
    Don't be rude or disrespectful. I am genuinely curious if I will be able to. I've looked at the adoption laws for New York but it says "Requires to be An Adult", legally I'm an adult. Yes, I know I'm young but it's something I've been very interested in doing since I was 14. So this isn't a rushed decision. I have a good paying job, an amazing apartment, money saved up. I'm financially stable, and I do want a child but I don't have a boyfriend or husband for that matter. So I'm considering adoption.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are parents in TX required to provide medical information in voluntary or involuntary TPR?

    Best answer: It IS voluntary. The police won't come to arrest you if you put 'unknown' even if you do know. Possibly the request is worded more strongly than usual because a parent losing or giving up parental rights isn't assumed to make the child's best interest a priority. I have filled out quite a few... show more
    Best answer: It IS voluntary. The police won't come to arrest you if you put 'unknown' even if you do know.

    Possibly the request is worded more strongly than usual because a parent losing or giving up parental rights isn't assumed to make the child's best interest a priority.

    I have filled out quite a few of these forms because my youngest has a severe speech delay, and different doctors, schools and so on needed the information to have an idea about what might be causing it. It never once occurred to me to whine about privacy or not wanting my child to know his family's medical history. Because, you know, I actually care about my kid.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I adopt kids from other countries and how much would it cost?

    If I were to adopt like 30 kids from Africa how much would it cost, would it be possible, also how would the process go????? I really need to know.
    If I were to adopt like 30 kids from Africa how much would it cost, would it be possible, also how would the process go????? I really need to know.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I wanna put a car audio system in my car?

    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is the age you can adopt a newborn baby?

    I know that there is a lot of requirements for adopting a new born baby, so what are they? What's a good age for an agency to let a couple adopt a newborn?
    I know that there is a lot of requirements for adopting a new born baby, so what are they? What's a good age for an agency to let a couple adopt a newborn?
    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can I adopt children as a single parent?

    Best answer: You can. It is a bigger challenge. My (then) boss at work adopted her daughter from Haiti, but the earthquake fast-tracked it. She went from "it will be six months to a year" just before the quake to "we have many children available for immediate adoption" just after. Honestly, though, I... show more
    Best answer: You can. It is a bigger challenge. My (then) boss at work adopted her daughter from Haiti, but the earthquake fast-tracked it. She went from "it will be six months to a year" just before the quake to "we have many children available for immediate adoption" just after. Honestly, though, I don't know which countries are best for this. I haven't tried and the people I know who have done it don't really talk about it a lot.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can older teenagers be adopted?

    Best answer: Yes, they can.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager after she became an adult and could consent to her own adoption. She was 21 years old at the time of adoption. : )
    Best answer: Yes, they can.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager after she became an adult and could consent to her own adoption. She was 21 years old at the time of adoption. : )
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • How can a parent explain to their adopted child that their birth mom is a drug addict someday?

    We recently adopted a baby girl. Family members really tried helping her birth mother keep her child but she still constantly abused drugs. I’m thinking about our child’s long term wellbeing - how would it effect her?? Most children know that this topic has a negative stigma. We agreed to remain in contact with the... show more
    We recently adopted a baby girl. Family members really tried helping her birth mother keep her child but she still constantly abused drugs. I’m thinking about our child’s long term wellbeing - how would it effect her?? Most children know that this topic has a negative stigma. We agreed to remain in contact with the biological family and to help our child build her identity as early as possible, with counselling provided if needs to be. Whenever it’s safe and ready, she will get to spend time with her birth mom.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How is my friend so tall, when his mom is 5 2 and dad 5 5??

    He's around 6 ft 4 and only 16, how is he so tall when his parents are so short? And no he was not adopted.
    He's around 6 ft 4 and only 16, how is he so tall when his parents are so short? And no he was not adopted.
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • In the U.S, can you do a DNA test on an adoptee before taking him or her home?

    Can you do a DNA to confirm their race?
    Can you do a DNA to confirm their race?
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Circa 1972 child custody case in NYC - boy removed from foster parents who'd raised him from birth and returned to his biological parents.?

    Searching for data re (circa) 1972 child custody case in NYC, where a boy was removed from his foster parents (who'd raised him from birth) and returned to his biological parents. Wondered how it affected him psychologically.
    Searching for data re (circa) 1972 child custody case in NYC, where a boy was removed from his foster parents (who'd raised him from birth) and returned to his biological parents. Wondered how it affected him psychologically.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can a parent sign over their parental rights, a termination, if CPS has an open case regarding the children? The state basically owns child?

    We have a foster daughter from birth to 6 months. The birth parent's are still using, on the run with 7 warrants each. They have decided they have basically zero chance of getting their baby back and has decoded it is best for us to adopt her. We love this little girl to pieces. But a grandma in Colorado has... show more
    We have a foster daughter from birth to 6 months. The birth parent's are still using, on the run with 7 warrants each. They have decided they have basically zero chance of getting their baby back and has decoded it is best for us to adopt her. We love this little girl to pieces. But a grandma in Colorado has decided to try to adopt her. All her bio children lost their kids and ended up on drugs and things. Long story short the parents want us to adopt the baby girl, and not end up adopted by grandma. Can they voluntarily sign over their parental rights early and we adopt? Or will it have to finish it's course and grandma have a shot? She goes back and forth on if we should adopt the baby or not in her mind. She will be 77 when she graduated and says she can't handle that stress. Yet keep changing her mind on her "blood relative". There are four of them living in a 2 bedroom apartment in a different state that the baby would be joining. Any advice or help on this situation would be wonderful, thanks! We were hoping the parents would get clean and regain custody, they just can't get their priorities in order.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is adoption an option?

    We have had physical custody of my husband s cousins baby since August. My husband was awarded temporary kinship custody in December. We just found out that the mom has at least another year to serve in state prision. Is adoption an option or what are the chances a judge would award adoption? We sont want to spend... show more
    We have had physical custody of my husband s cousins baby since August. My husband was awarded temporary kinship custody in December. We just found out that the mom has at least another year to serve in state prision. Is adoption an option or what are the chances a judge would award adoption? We sont want to spend thousands of dollars if it is not likely as we already spent 1500 to get the legal temporary custody.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do white people continually adopt children of other races?

    I’ve noticed something a lot here lately. Most white couples who adopt end up with black, Latino/a, or Asian children. Why is this? Are white children not good enough for them? Do they want people to immediately recognize that they adopted the child(ren) and commend them for it? Even if they aren’t infertile they... show more
    I’ve noticed something a lot here lately. Most white couples who adopt end up with black, Latino/a, or Asian children. Why is this? Are white children not good enough for them? Do they want people to immediately recognize that they adopted the child(ren) and commend them for it? Even if they aren’t infertile they choose to adopt a child of another race, often going to African or Asian countries just to get an ethnic kid. The white birth rate is steadily decreasing while other races are outbreeding whites even if they can’t take care of them and white people adopt the kids that result from this tragedy. It’s pretty sad to say the least. No, I’m not a troll, I just find it sad and somewhat pathetic.
    13 answers · 2 months ago