Yes, I am the real mother

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Registered: 07-23-2010
Yes, I am the real mother
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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:02am
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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 5:49pm
GREAT essay ... I love the line,

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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:02pm

OMG, I love it.

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Registered: 12-03-2009
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 12:05pm

I'm angry on your behalf, Lisa. How incredibly ignorant of those people.

I haven't even adopted yet and already got a myriad of offensive stuff, from "What if the kid doesn't look you?" to "You should get a child older than 5, at your age, you're too old to handle a baby" (I'm 35 and this was from my own mother) to "You only wanna get a very small baby so you can pretend you're its real mom, but the child will still know you're not its mother" to "I feel so sorry you'll never get to experience what having children is like" and "You will never become a woman if you don't give birth, so you should try fertility treatments before having to settle for an adoption". Oh someone also told me that if I "really wanted to help a child" I'd just "give money monthly to the real family, you know, like one of those sponsoring things" instead of adoption.

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 4:39pm

I am far from the violent type BUT some people just NEED to be slapped!!

Claire

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Registered: 08-19-2007
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 10:58pm

I agree some ppl just need to keep their mouths and comments to themselves. I am a