Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams, f...

Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams, father of 19, dispenses parenta...

There are 5 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jul 22, 2010, titled Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams, father of 19, dispenses parenta.... In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

"You've Got to Be Kidding" is not only the title of Pat Williams' book on parenting, it was the reaction he most often got when he told people he was the father of 19 children, 14 of them adopted.

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Angela Duits

El Dorado Hills, CA

#1 Jul 23, 2010
Could Pat Williams please delineate how he was able to adopt 14 children and where the funds originated? Does he crave that much attention to raise adopted children? We are all children of God. Did he use his religious background to adopt children? Does he realize he is giving those children a Different Life and not necessarily a Better Life. All humans and children live in the same world regardless of history, and not immune from life's ups and downs. All humans are interconnected twogether. The world is small now.

Many adopted parents use adopted children to crave attention, acceptance and a pity party. I hear stories how they spent $40K to get pregnant, but can't. They make crude comments about the childrens' DNA, background, or the excuse they are adopted if they misbehave. Really? If you want perfect kids don't have any. They are never free. We are all made the same way, and have one God and one Sun for Dearth.

Movie Stars are also craving global attention and acceptance thru foreign adoptions, especially Madonna and Angeline Jolie. This is wrong. But are they really taking care of them 24/7 or just their nannies? Then the other movie stars such as Mel Gibson with his corral of 8 kids plus his divorce are craving pity and attention. Why? Overpopulation is a global catastrophe and Dearth.

Remember 75% of human population are created by married people. Last Century 6 billion humans were created in less than 90 years. Wow. And by 2012 the 7th billion will be added in only 12 years. Everyone should read the book by Ben Wattenburg, "Birth Dearth". It is a population Titanic Migraine. World population doubles every 40-42 years. BAD. Statistics prove 90%of parents are irresponsible. The term "latchkey kids" appeared in 1964. Over 50% plus of grandparents are raising baby boomers kids. This doesn't include other family members either! Why?

In America, the adoption arena is a $1.5 billion industry with an 11% increase yearly. Now, anyone can adopt kids, the kids don't come first. Even Gays and Lesbians adopt kids. Adopted kids are only getting one gender family instead of the father/mother traditional families. We also have bi-racial and bi-religious, and single adopted parents. When you adopt a child, you must qualify. That is the key. Amen. Remember, marriage withkids is a social and religious status. There are approx. 25% of humans globally that never marry or have kids (Singles). We are great but an unpreferred lifestyle.

Being adopted is not a yellow brick road for us. We have been devalued and targets (dartboards) our whole lives for ridicule. I have no interest in reading his book. I read Jared Diamond.

Angela Duits
adopted international European
No One

Yorba Linda, CA

#2 Jul 23, 2010
This man has done a wonderful thing for these children. In addition, he is trying to inspire foster parents so that foster children may have a better experience. I had never heard of him exploiting the children that he has adopted. He loves them. Sorry, Angela, if your experience wasn't what you wished it would have been but don't take that out on this man who is trying to help. Would you have preferred to have never been adopted?

United States

#4 Jul 23, 2010
Adopt me!

Hey "Dad," can I have a new car for my birthday, a Lexus or Benz would be nice.

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2010
I'll change my name to Pat Williams Jr. or Croak Williams, just show me the money.

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2010
Daddy-o, can you tell LeBron to be the entertainment at my birthday party. Oh wait, is he on the Magic or is it the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I get those Florida teams mixed up.

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