adopting (buying) a baby

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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu May 22, 2014 8:37 am

Personally, I don't think I could EVER love children that were not from my own seed. I know there are many unwanted ones out there and really, at this point in the world's population, we should all be adopting.....but I just don't feel selfish about wanting to produce my own offspring. Not that anyone was suggesting that it was selfish to want this.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby StroppyChops » Thu May 22, 2014 12:22 pm

IraHayes wrote:The rights and wrongs of it are open for debate
Personally I hope this is debated by those on this journey and does not become about holding the moral high ground by those who wouldn't actually need to go down this road... good luck.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby kiwiincambodia » Thu May 22, 2014 12:29 pm

I thought they banned legal adoptions by westerners a couple of years back?

Have they lifted this or was that only for certain nationalities?
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby StroppyChops » Thu May 22, 2014 12:46 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:I thought they banned legal adoptions by westerners a couple of years back?

Have they lifted this or was that only for certain nationalities?
Willing to bet it was related to complying with the requirements if the Hague Convention so as to continue receiving aid dollars from countries that are signatories... no idea if the ban is still in play, although we have friends with young adopted Cambodian kids so possibly not.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby kiwiincambodia » Thu May 22, 2014 12:50 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:I thought they banned legal adoptions by westerners a couple of years back?

Have they lifted this or was that only for certain nationalities?
Willing to bet it was related to complying with the requirements if the Hague Convention so as to continue receiving aid dollars from countries that are signatories... no idea if the ban is still in play, although we have friends with young adopted Cambodian kids so possibly not.
yeah i think it did have something to do with that.

We all know that anything can happen here with enough money passed under the table but if the ban is still in play it could make it difficult to get the proper documentation should you decide to move back to your home country with your new family.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby thePeck » Fri May 23, 2014 12:44 am

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:Personally, I don't think I could EVER love children that were not from my own seed. I know there are many unwanted ones out there and really, at this point in the world's population, we should all be adopting.....but I just don't feel selfish about wanting to produce my own offspring. Not that anyone was suggesting that it was selfish to want this.
I don't say anyone that has that is wrong or selfish, hell, being selfish is a good thing. It's just strange because both me and my brother don't have that drive, and both have had the operation.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby Jacobincambodia » Fri May 23, 2014 4:33 pm

Huge advocate of foster care and adoption! Please don't make this about business though. We are talking about real people here, not plastic dolls. Kids without parents, either because they've died or they are worthless people need extra acceptance to make up for the rejection. If you can't love them like your own or learn to, I'd reconsider.
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Re: adopting (buying) a baby

Postby jah steu » Fri May 23, 2014 5:49 pm

Jacobincambodia wrote:Huge advocate of foster care and adoption! Please don't make this about business though. We are talking about real people here, not plastic dolls. Kids without parents, either because they've died or they are worthless people need extra acceptance to make up for the rejection. If you can't love them like your own or learn to, I'd reconsider.
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My sister has two adopted kids and I was involved in foster care briefly, so I strongly believe in the benefits of adoption and foster care, as long as the prospective carers are vetted carefully.
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