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  • Huh. So Facebook IS good for something!
  • How much were they going to sell them for?
  • That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.
  • LOL

    African countries: how do they work?
  • So, California is all out of orphans or state-cases under the age of 18? Wow, they really are progressive over there.
  • Honest Bender: That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.


    I was going to say something similar, but then I saw the kids faces. Somebody has to get lucky, why not them?
  • Slavery is outlawed... why they starting again?
  • They forgot to bribe every official involved in the transaction. :(
  • Odd they are actually cute. I was expecting something out of Deliverance.
  • Honest Bender: That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.


    It's generally a huge PITA to adopt in the US. It's faster, easier, and less expensive to adopt kids from halfway around the planet.
  • I guess the now have: Ghanarrhea
  • Honest Bender: That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.


    It's a lot more expensive and takes a lot more time, which is why people adopt children from out of the country. It takes A LOT of patience to adopt domestically.

    I agree that more people should adopt domestically, but I understand why they don't. It's something that we should probably work to change.
  • Dick move to approve it and then arrest them for it, but on the other hand the whole "selling your country's children to rich Americans" think is shady as hell to begin with, so I can't say that their shady deal ending up being shady is really something that they couldn't have anticipated well in advance.
  • The comments annoyed me. "Why not adopt American?" Well, at least HERE, they have electricity, running water, etc. I imagine those kids were worse off.
  • Jim_Callahan: the whole "selling your country's children to rich Americans" think is shady as hell to begin with


    Hey, the country was drunk one night and forgot to use protection. But Ghana can't afford kids right now, it figured adoption was best. Don't judge, man, everyone makes mistakes.
  • Honest Bender: That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.

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    Domestic wretches don't explode.
  • gadian: So, California is all out of orphans or state-cases under the age of 18? Wow, they really are progressive over there.


    I don't know what the answer is but, domestic adoptions of infants take a minimum of one to two years. It can take even longer if you want is known as a closed adoption (birth parent information is sealed). However, I have seen varying situations from many couples in my church who have chosen to adopt. One family I know adopted a special needs Katrina child. It took several months but the waiting period (and the expense) was considerably less.  Another couple I know is still in the process of adopting a child who was almost murdered by the childs biological "mother". The "mother" is in prison and the adoption process is now going on 2 years.  I'm guessing alot of the red-tape we hear about depends on the biological parent. But, this is only a guess.
  • Errk: How much were they going to sell them for?


    Well hamburger sells for about $3 a pound and processing runs about a dollar a pound so maybe $10 a pound?
  • Something about International adoption rubs me wrong. These tend to be people who can't adopt in the USA (Because they are creepy or have valid issues that causes them not to be picked by pregnant woman considering adoption) or they are coupled who are so threatened by the idea of their child's birth family ever finding them that they want an ocean in between to protect them or then there are the do-gooders who think they are doing a favor to these children by taking them away from their home country.

    I really think International Adoption has a lot of negatives for some of the kids adopted. My heart goes out to good parents who can't have a bio-child but domestic adoption is complex & full of paperwork to protect the child from those bad eggs out there who should not be trusted with kids.

    Oh & I know tons of good parents who adopted locally in my area. There is no domestic shortage of kids who need a loving family! The only "shortage" is of healthy, white newborns from healthy, smart white moms.
  • Roukzeptea23: Honest Bender: That's awesome that you have such a big heart and all... but there are PLENTY of domestic wretches that need a home, too.

    It's a lot more expensive and takes a lot more time, which is why people adopt children from out of the country. It takes A LOT of patience to adopt domestically.

    I agree that more people should adopt domestically, but I understand why they don't. It's something that we should probably work to change.


    Last guy worked for (guy had more than a few million in the bank)...him and his wife had a hell of a time trying to adopt domestically. Multiple, upon multiple home visits...he said he felt like he was getting interrogated again for all his clearances...

    So after a couple thousand dollars into it, they canceled their application, hooked up with the missions trips folk at their church, and over the course of about 2 weeks, went to Russia, found an adoption agency, dropped some cash then headed home with a new baby girl. That happened to him was about 12 years ago, so I do not know if things have changed...but he said overall the experience in the US was horrible, and the Russians were nice as can be
  • They were clearly adopting from Africa in hopes of getting a future NBA star.
  • free_waffles: They were clearly adopting from Africa in hopes of getting a future NBA star.


    Or marathon runner
  • Fark websites with autoplaying videos, particularly when they hide the video off of the initial screen and you have to go hunting for it to turn it off.
  • 'In a country where I had no idea what I'm doing there.'

    wut?

    /I don't even..
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