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There are 87 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 3, 2008, titled Young mother feels the urge to take break from parenting -- Gol.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 20-year-old single mom of a 17-month-old son. I love my baby dearly, but lately I feel I'm missing out on life.

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#81 Jun 6, 2008
VHM wrote:
Sure, adoption is great for the adoptive parents, who have the ability to make an adult choice. But what about the baby or child who loses their original parent but is not allowed to grieve, and is told for a lifetime to be "grateful" instead of "bitter"? Let's not forget the myriad human rights that are legally denied to adoptees, even in adulthood, in order to "protect" the adoptive parents.
Even a newborn taken from his or her mother at birth feels a "primal wound" that can affect their behavior throughout life in a multitude of ways.
Here's a simple story to help you imagine what it's like:[URL=http://www.a4everfam ily.org/index.php?option=com_c ontent&task=view&id=53 &Itemid=120]A Different Bridegroom[/URL]
Oh gods, the "you should be grateful" crud!!!
Right. People need to know that just because a person adopts it doesn't mean that they will be a good parent. Age isn't the deciding factor either. OR former profession. My mom had been a teacher for years, she was an EXCELLENT teacher. She sucked at being a mom. Dad was absent via the bottle of booze he dived into to escape her constantly critical attitude.
I was emotionally abused, neglected in my daily care and physical medical problems ignored.
But Oh, I should be SO grateful.
Eva

Middletown, DE

#82 Sep 6, 2010
What a piece of crap. Everyone wants to cry about what they've done after the fact. Get a hold of me honey, I'll take care of the kid and love him or her like my own since you obviously don't.
Eva

Middletown, DE

#83 Sep 6, 2010
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Oh gods, the "you should be grateful" crud!!!
Right. People need to know that just because a person adopts it doesn't mean that they will be a good parent. Age isn't the deciding factor either. OR former profession. My mom had been a teacher for years, she was an EXCELLENT teacher. She sucked at being a mom. Dad was absent via the bottle of booze he dived into to escape her constantly critical attitude.
I was emotionally abused, neglected in my daily care and physical medical problems ignored.
But Oh, I should be SO grateful.
Feel sorry for yourself much? Why do people think it's okay to gush their whole life story out to strangers? Especially when it's something like this? No one wants to hear that! Deal with it. Some people are dealt harsher hands in life - DEAL WITH IT.

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#84 Sep 8, 2010
Eva wrote:
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Feel sorry for yourself much? Why do people think it's okay to gush their whole life story out to strangers? Especially when it's something like this? No one wants to hear that! Deal with it. Some people are dealt harsher hands in life - DEAL WITH IT.
Lot of anger you got going there. Why?

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#85 Sep 8, 2010
Terri at home wrote:
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Lot of anger you got going there. Why?
Really. And about a thread over two years old. WTF? Catching up pretty late there.

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#86 Sep 9, 2010
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Really. And about a thread over two years old. WTF? Catching up pretty late there.
Well, I suppose that person didn't have anyone else to dump on.
Toney Buehl

Ashburn, VA

#88 Sep 7, 2013
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