(Closed) Would you consider adopting kids?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Would you consider adopting kids?
    Yes, but only one. : (31 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, as many as we can. : (37 votes)
    22 %
    No, is not an option for us. : (13 votes)
    8 %
    Maybe, if we can't conceive. : (58 votes)
    35 %
    Not sure right now. : (15 votes)
    9 %
    Good idea! : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I voted Maybe, if we can’t conceive. But we would absolutely adopt if becoming pregnant was an issue/impossible. I would prefer to adopt within the States, but there’s a lot of red tape and what not so we would probably end up going through Eastern Europe or something.

    Post # 4
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hell yes I would!

    I don’t care if we have the magic number of kids we want (two girls one boy, boy being the oldest so my girls have a big brother) if for some reason it doesn’t work out like that, I’ll get my tubes tied and adopt the little girl/boy I never had and or if I want to have another kid.

    Post # 5
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    We will adopt if we can’t conceive. We may have a mixed adopted/biological family. Or we may decide to forgo conception and adopt all of our children. We’ll just see. 🙂

    Post # 7
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yep, we’ve considered it as an option. I had a terrible pregnancy with my first and adoption seems to make sense for my health. But, we haven’t committed to the idea of a second child. It is certainly on the table!

    Post # 8
    2369 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    My Fiance is actually adopted. (That, and for relgious reasons, is part of the reason we are both pro-life, but that’s another topic.)

    I think partly because he’s adopted, he’s really excited to have kids of his OWN. But if we had trouble conceiving, he would totally want to adopt a couple of kids.

    Post # 9
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yes and it is unrelated to if we can have bio kids or not. I want to adopt a couple kids and have a few bio kids. I want 4, Darling Husband wants no more than 3 so we shall see what happens. I plan for at least one to be adopted, domestically for sure but not yet sure if we want to go foster-adopt an older kid or do a baby adoption. 

    Post # 10
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn

    I voted as many as we can, even if that number is just one. Fiance and I have actually considered fostering/adopting before we TTC, if we decide we want to. I’m definitely open to having our own kids, so is Fiance, but we’re keeping options open in case we change our minds. Adoption might be addictive for us!

    Post # 13
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    yes. my mom had very severe endometriosis and was told she wouldn’t be able to have kids. they had looked into adopting and were very close to adopting a baby girl from mexico when she found out she was pregnant with my older brother.

    because of my mom’s issues, i grew up with the mindset that i may not be able to have conceice very easily, so adoption has always been something i’ve thought about.

    i have an aunt who adopted her 2 daughters and a cousin who adopted her 4 kids, so it’s definitely something i’m open to and my husband is totally onboard with it too.

    Post # 14
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ve wanted to adopt for as long as I can remember. Two of my best friends are actually adopted, and a couple of other close friends are as well.

    Post # 15
    2749 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @allyfally:  I’m with you. I’ve wanted to adopt since I was in college. Fiance is totally in agreement, and we’d like to adopt older kids and preferably siblings. At one point, I remembered thinking about how I’d feel if I were to be separated from my brother into a new family, and it broke my heart just as a mental exercise! (Yes I know I’m strange.) One day, maybe even before or never TTC, that’s my dream.

    Post # 16
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We would adopt if we can’t concieve/ carry. If f I am able to have biological babies I wouldn’t want to adopt a baby, because that means a couple who is unable to concieve might be unable to adopt that child. At this stage an older child doesn’t seem like the best choice for us, but that isn’t a closed door.

    ETA: The above opnions are regarding me only. Other people make the decisions that are best for them and their families. No judgment intended.

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