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Would you adopt a child if you knew they had medical issues?

I went to a site where there is foster kids up for adoption and the kids that are from newborn to 4 years old all have medical issues. Would you adopt a child with medical issues? Personally I wouldn't mind.

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alaskansglmom

Asked by alaskansglmom at 6:28 PM on Jan. 23, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I couldn't do it. I give props to those who do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • I couldn't if they were gonna die soon,but manageable conditions yes.
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 7:04 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • I wouldn't adopt a child without medical issues. I already have all the children I want. My parents adopted my brother who was supposed to have medical issues, but he turned out alright.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:14 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • This is a little different but we adopted our grandchildren both have medical issues. His much more severe then hers. It wasn't even a factor in the decision.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:22 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • i would have to be very finicaly stable to adopt a child medical issuesiwouldnt mind but it would require alot of me finicaly because i would want to be able to be home with the child
    jajamama

    Answer by jajamama at 7:38 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • Only if I had money.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • Yes if I had the money to afford all of their medical expenses as well as other necessities, I would do it in a heartbeat.
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:00 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • those children need love just as much or more so yes i would if i was looking to have more children
    cara124

    Answer by cara124 at 8:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • I absolutely would. I would be more hesitant to adopt a child with clear severe behavioral issues, I've fostered kids like that and it wasn't something we could do, but medical stuff, I believe we could handle. We have both worked in nursing home and group homes with individuals who have medical and physical disabilities and I think we are fairly well equipped with the knowledge we need to do that.
    WillDoDa

    Answer by WillDoDa at 8:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • Not only would we, but we actually plan to adopt a medically needy child. We have the patience, experience, and knowledge to help a child with medical problems, so to us it seems like an obvious choice. Medically needy children are very often overlooked in the system. They need love too.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 8:29 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

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