#1
If you had friends who had a young child, and they died, would you raise the child if there were no other family members or they requested it in their will ?
I think it would be a pretty shitty situation for all involved, you'd have to teach them not to call you Mom or Dad, and that means you'll have to explain to them about what happened to his or her parents. And then, once their a teenager and they go through a "rebellious" stage, you'll be bound to get the, "You can't tell me what to do, your not my Mom/Dad"
Would you be able to do it ?
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If it's the best thing for them and I didn't hate the kid I'd definitely consider it.
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If you had friends who had a young child, and they died, would you raise the child if there were no other family members or they requested it in their will ?
I think it would be a pretty shitty situation for all involved, you'd have to teach them not to call you Mom or Dad, and that means you'll have to explain to them about what happened to his or her parents. And then, once their a teenager and they go through a "rebellious" stage, you'll be bound to get the, "You can't tell me what to do, your not my Mom/Dad"
Would you be able to do it ?

Says who? If they want to call you that, why shouldn't they? OK you wouldn't be their biological parent but that's the case with plenty of people around the world. You would be acting as their parent.

So yes, I would raise them. Because I would not want to leave them to the care system.
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#7
Probably. But not at my current age.
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Says who? If they want to call you that, why shouldn't they? OK you wouldn't be their biological parent but that's the case with plenty of people around the world. You would be acting as their parent.

So yes, I would raise them. Because I would not want to leave them to the care system.

Would it not be disrespectful to the biological parents to let the kid call you Mom or Dad ?
#9
If the kid's like 8+ years old, they'd probably call you by your surname, eventually moving to forename. MAYBE "mom/dad" after that. If they're younger, they'll probably move to that by default. I'd say it's the sign of a good job. A kid who's raised badly and is aware that it's an adoptive relationship probably wouldn't refer to them as "mom/dad" in an informal setting.
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Would it not be disrespectful to the biological parents to let the kid call you Mom or Dad ?

I wouldn't have thought so.

You're raising them, you're their parent. They can call you mum/dad, or they might not if that's not how they feel. I think it'd make a lot of emotional distance between you if you constantly reminded them every day how that you don't really think of yourself as their parent and that they shouldn't call you that.
#11
I would, but not at my current age. Though, I don't think I would raise them well. At all.
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I wouldn't raise no damn zombie child
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I wouldn't have thought so.

You're raising them, you're their parent. They can call you mum/dad, or they might not if that's not how they feel. I think it'd make a lot of emotional distance between you if you constantly reminded them every day how that you don't really think of yourself as their parent and that they shouldn't call you that.

This.

After all, if your friends didn't want you to raise the child like it's your own then they wouldn't have asked you to in the first place.
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#17
No, because i wouldn't be able to support them enough. I wouldn't have enough money to feed both of us, wouldn't have enough time to give to them, wouldn't even be able to buy them clothes probably. All of my money is devoted towards my house, car, my two animales and keeping myself alive. Add another person right now and we'd both die.
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#18
Only if I liked the child.
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Yes because I love kids and I think they'd turn out alright if I took care of them. But no because not right now, I have other things to worry about. But if I wasn't so busy and was financially stable then definitely
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#21
I think it probably depends how old the kid is. I couldn't afford to raise a baby or toddler but I would take in an older kid or teenager. It would suck because it's not a choice id make for my own life but I would do right by the kid if there was really no other option.
#22
No, I wouldn't. I don't want children, nor marriage, nor a steady GF. Money's too tight for that right now, and knowing me it's going to stay that way for a long time.

Can't afford it.
#23
depends on how close the friend is, and how much i like the kid. 9/10 friends: HELL NO.
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#24
Only if I had the time, the financial stability and the emotional strength.
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#25
I suppose so. But I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be with it calling me dad... I mean, I definitely see where there wouldn't be any bond if we were on a strict first name basis, but still. For his/her sake, I'd likely not fight it, but it still wouldn't feel comfortable. And I'd let them know what happened as soon as they were mature enough to get it.
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#26
Not in my current age/financial state, but about 5+ years from now, I probably would be more accepting of it. It would also depend on how close friends either one or both of the parents were for me to take care of the child. If it was that guy that I'm sort of friends with, then no.

So basically a few years from now with the child of a close friend, then yes I'd do it.
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#27
Something just occurred to me, why am I friends with what is essentially a drifter? How is it possible that I'm their only friend that can do this, and they have no family to step up?
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#30
If that happened right now? I'm in no position to become a parent, I can barely take care of myself.

In the future, I would if my friend wished it/there was no other option. I wouldn't tell the kid to not call me dad though. If I'm raising the kid, they're my goddamn kid.
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#33
I'll assume that those friends and I were very close, otherwise I wouldn't even consider such a thing.

That said, yes. I'd do it both for them and for the kid, I mean, I'd rather have the responsability over my friends' kid but at least get to be the one looking out for the little guy/gal and keep him/her under my eye. It's a lot of responsability to take an offspring under your wing (and I can't even begin to understand how much since I have no kids on my care), but in such a situation, there would be barely anyone else I would trust to do it.
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#35
Hell no, I'd tell them that I'd been chosen to be part of the next underwater Biosphere project
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#38
Already have so yes.
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btdt. My son I never wanted.
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