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#1 chimpian

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:42 PM

Hello all,
I was just wondering if there is anything of interest in central asia, specificly Kazakhstan?

My wife and i are adopting a little boy from there come May/June and i was curious what 'nifty stuff' they have there other then my soon to be son :)

anyway if you live there/have traveled there/got lost/stuck there let me know

also if you have gone thru an international adoption i would like to hear from you too just to see how it goes/ i have some questions and stuff

thanks :)
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#2 SteveMcQ

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:59 PM

Wow, that's cool. I don't have anything to offer, but I just wanted to say how neat it was you're doing that. Good luck.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:37 PM

Not to be a dick or anything, but there are plenty of children HERE that need good homes too...
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:47 PM

probably because the adopt process here is much more difficult.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

you do mean to be a dick, a kid in need is a kid in need.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:06 PM

you do mean to be a dick, a kid in need is a kid in need.


Guess you never heard of "taking care of your own".
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#7 thakingrocka

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:08 AM

the child he will adopt will be his own and he will take care of that child.


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:59 AM

Not to be a dick or anything, but there are plenty of children HERE that need good homes too...


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#9 Tricky

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:22 PM

My wife and i are adopting a little boy from there come May/June


Congratulations

#10 Maklershed

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:38 PM

It has to be said so I'll say it .. this is the neatest thing from Kazakhstan I know of right now:

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#11 help1

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:42 PM

Guess you never heard of "taking care of your own".


Yeah... the human race.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:15 PM

Not to be a dick or anything, but there are plenty of children HERE that need good homes too...


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:33 PM

http://www.cia.gov/c...ok/geos/kz.html

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:25 PM

Guess you never heard of "taking care of your own".



yeah, unless you are white and he is black, or vice versa, or maybe he's some sort of asian and you are native american, or maybe he's jewish and you are buddhist, or maybe you are homosexual and he is heterosexual? Which exactly of his own do you mean? For all you know he could be from that area, so it would be taking care of his own. Ohh and lets not forget you can have a US child for years through adoption and the mother decides she wants the kid back and gets the child. I guess "taking care of your own" doesnt really work. Ohh and the fact that he's adopting means that he doesnt have an "own" to take care of yet so he is goin to adopt one.
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#15 Superstar

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:34 PM

Congratulations, and good luck.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:38 PM

"own" as in American or Canadian, where ever they happen to be from.

For all you know he could be from that area, so it would be taking care of his own.



And he's obviously not from there moron as he asked what's to do there.

Don't get me wrong i think that they are awesome people for wanting to adopt a child and help them thru life. I just never saw the need to travel across the globe to do it.

Maybe you are right it's earier and "safer" to adopt abroad.
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#17 chimpian

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:07 PM

Guess you never heard of "taking care of your own".



actually we are also going thru dyfs training (division of youth and family services) to become foster parents so we will be 'taking care of our own'

it s just adoption here is scary as hell, the mother ( who can be addicted to drugs and/or beating the shit out her kids) can magically find the daddy and the child goes home, even if the child has been in your home for up to 6 mon.s and there is NOTHING you can do about it.


so i would rather not go thru that torment if you think you can thats great more power to ya.

and yes that story is real they told us more then once in dyfs training it happens all the time and that is just 'the way it goes' god bless america
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#18 chimpian

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:13 PM

It has to be said so I'll say it .. this is the neatest thing from Kazakhstan I know of right now:

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LOL there is actually a big uproar about him being such a negative stereotype for kaz in the media. i think he is hilarious. check out his web site there is an 'apology' for something he did at the mtv awards in europe

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:04 PM

Congrats Chimpian to you and your family on the soon to be new addition! I know there will be much joy in store for all you. It is very exciting to think about how all your lives will change with your trip to Kazakhstan and bringing your son home. Best wishes!

#20 chimpian

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts :)

i will update you all when we get closer to the travel date

but for now we have a few pics of him

here is one of the better ones:

he is the little boy making a funny face in the middle of the picture
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:22 PM

thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts :)

i will update you all when we get closer to the travel date

but for now we have a few pics of him

here is one of the better ones:

he is the little boy making a funny face in the middle of the picture
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Are any of the other kids his siblings? That's crazy to separate them, if they are related.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:07 PM

I am adopted myself and I think it is great that you are giving a little boy the opportunity to have a better life.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:49 PM

Congratulations and good luck! He looks like a really cute little boy.
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#24 chimpian

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:05 PM

Are any of the other kids his siblings? That's crazy to separate them, if they are related.



no they arent as far as we know he has no siblings

actually all the other children in the picture were adopted already (even the little kid poking in from the right bottom of the picture)
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#25 help1

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:00 PM

kids adorable, congrats... just dont let syblmnal coem near him.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:32 AM

congrats on the adoption chimpian, I hope everything goes well for you and your family.