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Creating a family of one's own (whether it be with a partner or by yourself) is a sacred and beautiful life decision. Unfortunately the road to success on this path can be bumpy. Sometimes mother nature doesn't play fair and hopeful parents have to find "special" ways to bring their new loved one home. Two of the ways to make a family is through the medical procedure of IVF and adoption. Both are tried and true methods, but for many, doing IVF and creating a "biological" bond often outweighs adoption, which can be a controversial decision.

Redditor u/ellie1398 wanted to hear from people who are trying to fulfill their dreams of creating a family from flesh and blood by asking.... [Serious] Why would people rather spend a fortune on in vitro fertilization than adopt a child?
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Mitchell County Animal Rescue, Inc-North Carolina / Facebook

Working with animals in a shelter can be rewarding and heartbreaking in equal measure, as you watch the animals you've worked with and nurtured find their forever homes.

But sometimes, there's an animal that is so ornery, such a jerk, that you kind of just want them gone tbh. But how best to promote that animal to prospective adopters?

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Amanda Richter/SWNS

An adorable rescue dog with a "wonky" face has found a loving home - after hundreds of adoption requests.

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A woman was reunited with her long-lost father after 56 years when he was 'suggested' as a friend - by FACEBOOK.

Karen Harris was adopted as a little girl in the early 1960s because she was born out of wedlock.

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Lena Currie/Facebook

KC and Lena Currie, of Sudbury, Massachusetts decided to adopt after seeing a photo of then-18-month-old Joey at an adoption event hosted by the nonprofit Children's Friend.

The couple knew right away that Joey would be a great fit for them.

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