I have been thinking about adoption again, I’d like to adopt a little girl, maybe 10 or 12, something I’ve always wanted to do. I think I want to adopt an older kid because I know everyone wants babies, and the older kids end up never having anyone to love them.
A while back I took a look at kids “up for adoption” here in California, to be honest I found that most of the kids have siblings and the state wants them to be adopted as a unit, I wouldn’t want to split brother, sister or both up anyhow but I know that I can afford to adopt more then one. Adopting more then one would not be fare to my family.
The kids that are alone have a great deal of issues from what I have seen and read on thier profiles so this causes another problem for the family, sigh….
I think that if I adopt, and that would be a family decision, I would adopt from the Philippines, my reasons are that for the child there won’t be a huge culture thing to over come. Yes, America is different from the Philippines, but I’m talking about everyday things like the foods we eat, the way were live, etc…
I’ve no clue were to even start looking though in the Philippines, I would not want to adopt from a family friend or member, I mean that defeats the whole purpose, right? They have mothers and fathers; I think it better to adopt a child who has no one.
I wonder if the orphanage that “we” chatters (chat.mozcom.com) donated to when it burned down still exists; it seems so long ago… Maybe Joy knows… hmmmm