"Genetics loads the gun, but environment pulls the trigger."~~
Judith Stern, University of California, Davis
Do you believe this quote, do you think some adoptees would have been doomed to repeat the problems (addictions/issues) that their birthparents passed over to them if they were not taken away and raised by Adoptive Parents in healthy enviroments.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Mar. 13, 2012 in Adoption
Answer by BrawnwynII at 1:47 PM on Mar. 13, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 1:58 PM on Mar. 13, 2012
Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 1:59 PM on Mar. 13, 2012
Answer by onethentwins at 3:59 PM on Mar. 13, 2012
Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Mar. 13, 2012
Answer by luvmyboy1979 at 5:07 PM on Mar. 17, 2012
I think there is an advantage to knowing what the gun is loaded with. If cancer runs in the birth family and you know it you can make darn sure you do everything to prevent it, but it still might get you. If you have no idea what might be there (health problems, learning difficulties, special talents) then you are flying blind. What if your adopted child came from a long line of talented musicians and you kept insisting that he sign up for sports when he wasn't the least bit talented or interested?
Answer by LoveMyDog at 10:56 AM on Mar. 21, 2012
Answer by TALuke at 9:39 AM on Mar. 30, 2012