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    Just got done watching a story on channel 7 news about a Costa Mesa couple that has been in the adoption process for a Haitian toddler for many months. Well, they finally received their child and seem to be very happy. I too am happy for them and wish them years of happiness.

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    I just don't understand why people adopt children from foreign countries when there are thousands of children living here in America that are living in foster care or are otherwise available for adoption.

    I think it's great that people are willing to open their houses and lives to a complete stranger and accept them as their own, but don't understand why they feel the need to go to foreign countries to do so.

    Brad Pitt and his crazy wife, along with Madonna, are perhaps the largest celebrity personalities involved in this practice, I just wish they would put that same effort into the country that has given so much to their lives.

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    Agreed, the only difference is that it seems most adopted kids here have issues and want to find their parents as they get older. Get em from another country and u don't need to worry about it.
    Plus, being a minority, getting into college will be much cheaper and easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    Agreed, the only difference is that it seems most adopted kids here have issues and want to find their parents as they get older. Get em from another country and u don't need to worry about it.
    Plus, being a minority, getting into college will be much cheaper and easier.
    i was adopted at 6 weeks old and if i ever see the bi&ch that had me i would slap her right in the face. my father and mother and my dad and mom are the people that raised me from 6 weeks old with unconditional love..take care of your responsibilitys.. bottom line..

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    I agree brian

    because they are fu**in idoits

    just like why text a 10 buck text to help those people..

    Hell we need help here, god damn i will lead you to the poor people here in america
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    It's because it it cost prohibitive to adopt in the US. The cost of adopting outside of the country is a fraction of what it costs here and you have less hoops to jump through. Then, if you adopt here, you have to worry for the next 18 years that the birth parents will change their minds. They may not win, but you will still have to spend 10s of thousands of dollars on litigation. When they are adults, the birth parents, or siblings will likely try to come back into their lives, or the kids will try to find them. If you adopt out of the country, I'd say the chances of a courtcase and later contact with birth parents greatly diminishes. It's a much cleaner adoption. The problem is not the people adopting, it's the cost and legal fees (immediate and potential) in this country and that is a shame.
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    The adoption proccess in this country is a joke. There is so much red tape and so many hoops you have to jump through it is not worth the trouble for most people. Unless you are wealthy and can afford a big dog lawyer to make it happen it's not realistic for the average family to do.

    I could go in to depth on this subject but I won't. Of you want to bash people for adopting non American children please feel free to try it yourself. Let me know how thy works out for you.

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    Pretty much sums it up.



    Quote Originally Posted by angiebaby View Post
    It's because it it cost prohibitive to adopt in the US. The cost of adopting outside of the country is a fraction of what it costs here and you have less hoops to jump through. Then, if you adopt here, you have to worry for the next 18 years that the birth parents will change their minds. They may not win, but you will still have to spend 10s of thousands of dollars on litigation. When they are adults, the birth parents, or siblings will likely try to come back into their lives, or the kids will try to find them. If you adopt out of the country, I'd say the chances of a courtcase and later contact with birth parents greatly diminishes. It's a much cleaner adoption. The problem is not the people adopting, it's the cost and legal fees (immediate and potential) in this country and that is a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyH View Post
    I could go in to depth on this subject but I won't. Of you want to bash people for adopting non American children please feel free to try it yourself. Let me know how thy works out for you.
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    Throw down $20-$40K cash with no guarantee of an adoption, get dragged through an emotional corkscrew for 2-3 years and then report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilrtoy View Post
    I agree brian

    because they are fu**in idoits

    just like why text a 10 buck text to help those people..

    Hell we need help here, god damn i will lead you to the poor people here in America
    I worked on a large process ship years ago and was dating the government observer, she drops the Peace Corp bomb on me as we arrive in Seattle.
    Me: Why would you do that?
    Her: To help people
    Me: Why Africa?
    Her: They need help
    Me: What do you have against Americans?..(she was blond, blue eyes)
    Her: Nothing
    Me: When we tie up this boat i bet within a 3 mile radius there are at least 50 kids that went to sleep hungry.
    Her: Your an Asshole
    Me: For pointing out your self righteous do good bullshit, you are doing this for yourself period. Great on a resume and a good office party story down the road and nothing more.
    Her: **** You
    Me: One more for old times sake

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    hahahah poncho via????
    YOU LIE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilrtoy View Post
    I agree brian

    because they are fu**in idoits

    just like why text a 10 buck text to help those people..

    Hell we need help here, god damn i will lead you to the poor people here in america
    now this one I have to agree with....

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-2 View Post
    BINGO

    Throw down $20-$40K cash with no guarantee of an adoption, get dragged through an emotional corkscrew for 2-3 years and then report back.

    exactly.. my neighbors have been trying to adopt for several years.. spent no telling how much money.. They both have very well paying jobs, own there house, new vehicles.. and are really nice people... but still no child, they tell them a child might be available, get their hopes up, and then nothing... they are ready to give up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poncho View Post
    I worked on a large process ship years ago and was dating the government observer, she drops the Peace Corp bomb on me as we arrive in Seattle.
    Me: Why would you do that?
    Her: To help people
    Me: Why Africa?
    Her: They need help
    Me: What do you have against Americans?..(she was blond, blue eyes)
    Her: Nothing
    Me: When we tie up this boat i bet within a 3 mile radius there are at least 50 kids that went to sleep hungry.
    Her: Your an Asshole
    Me: For pointing out your self righteous do good bullshit, you are doing this for yourself period. Great on a resume and a good office party story down the road and nothing more.
    Her: **** You
    Me: One more for old times sake
    That about sums it up.

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