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Do you know anyone irl who has adopted?

  1. Beyond2

    pear / 1517 posts

    I know a few. I also have a cousin who is a birth mother who chose adoption for her child.

  2. SugarplumsMom

    bananas / 9227 posts

    Not anyone our age, no. But DH's has cousins that are adopted (all grown now) from Ski Lanka and South Korea.

  3. 808love

    pomelo / 5866 posts

    More than a few but close to me: a coworker -from China and my grandma-locally

  4. BKCaribBaby

    pear / 1672 posts

    I sat there and thought about this, and I don't. I do know some friends were in the process of adopting but then got pregnant and so delayed the process. I'm not sure if they've decided to proceed.

  5. Dandelion

    watermelon / 14206 posts

    Yes, a good friend of mine just adopted from Taiwan and I have a cousin DS's age who was adopted from China. I don't know anyone who has adopted domestically.

  6. bushelandapeck

    pomelo / 5720 posts

    We have several close friends who have adopted both international and domestically. In my work I have also seen so many families adopt. It's really wonderful.

  7. hellobeeboston

    honeydew / 7235 posts

    Yes! Our good friends adopted a baby from Russia a few years ago!

  8. QueensBee

    pear / 1718 posts

    Now that I think of it, I know a quite a few!

    My best friend was adopted from Chile and my assistant at work was adopted too. My aunt and uncle are currently fostering-to-adopt an 8 year old girl. I teach at a private school and many of my students were adopted. Several other teachers here have adopted as well.

  9. bookwormmama

    persimmon / 1198 posts

    Yes. The only person I know who adopted domestically was my grandfather (he adopted my mom). Everyone else I know has adopted internationally. Most from Korea, but there are a couple people I know that adopted from China as well.

  10. lioneyes

    persimmon / 1286 posts

    two of our neighbors growing up adopted, and my SIL's sister is in the process of it now. but I have actually never met her.

  11. sunny

    coconut / 8430 posts

    My coworker adopted a child from Ethiopia. I think he might be the only person I know!

  12. Mamaof2

    squash / 13208 posts

    My SIL/BIL adopted 2 kids from Russia - they were 6 months old, born 1 month apart and they are around 8 or 9 now

  13. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    I know one couple that adopted 2 kids from China! First one took so long though and it was a very grueling process for them.

  14. Shutterbug

    grapefruit / 4703 posts

    My grandmother was adopted and I have a couple friends who adopted (both domestic) and a co-worker who adopted twin girls from China

  15. Smurfette

    GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts

    I just remembered I know 2 separate families that adopted a child from Russia.

  16. Mommy Finger

    pomegranate / 3272 posts

    There are 5 families on my street with adopted kids.

  17. meganmp

    persimmon / 1420 posts

    I know one family. Three children, all domestic adoptions. One boy when he was a young child, a baby girl, and then a young girl.

  18. loveisstrange

    pineapple / 12526 posts

    Yes. I know a couple who have, and one that is in the process (domestic).

  19. PointeShoesTutus

    clementine / 797 posts

    I did early intervention speech therapy for a family that adopted 4 babies, all but one internationally. I saw two of their boys. When I went one week to see my little guy, grandma was there because mom and dad got a call about a baby being available. The next week I showed up, they had their precious little baby girl. They were such an amazing family. I cried when the last little guy I saw turned 3 and no longer qualified for EI speech. They ended up with 4 under 4. It was the craziest, but most loving house I have had the pleasure of working in.
    Another friend of my husband did a domestic adoption and now have the most adorable little son.
    One other couple we know was in the later stages of navigating the adoption process when she found out she was expecting. It was a huge surprise as they'd been told by several REs that it just likely wasn't in the cards for them. I believe they may adopt but I'm not sure.
    My husband's cousin adopted a beautiful little girl from Korea. She's stunning.
    I never realized how many people we knew that have adopted.

  20. krispi

    clementine / 911 posts

    No close friends or family members, but several acquaintances and friends of friends

  21. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    I was really considering it when we were going thru infertility. But with two and one on the way, I don't see it happening, although I would have loved it. Although, I did want four and I'm pretty sure I don't ever want to be pregnant again, so maybe we will adopt a fourth.... I don't know anyone who was adopted....

  22. lamariniere

    pineapple / 12566 posts

    2 kids I grew up with were adopted from South Korea, they are brother and sister but not biologically related. My neighbors here adopted their daughter from Cambodia and a family in our playgroup adopted from Haiti.

  23. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    @Leialou: Yes my FIL GF adopted 2 children.

  24. Rubies

    hostess / eggplant / 11068 posts

    D1's best friend at daycare is adopted!

  25. mfa_lady

    pomegranate / 3921 posts

    Yes! My boss, and lots of people at my church. Also some people that I only know through the grapevine.


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