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Can I do this???

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Prospective Adoptive Mommy

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« on: April 26, 2007, 10:09:04 am »

See Marsha, that's the thing I was thinking about... I don't want to keep my child's last name to preserve his heritage only to learn that it was just a name given by the orphanage... So it's very possible, that even if I keep the surname they have, it won't really be part of his true identity :(  And his identity will still be lost :(

I suppose Marsha, if MiaoXin really decides she wants to keep her original surname, you could always change her name when she's old enough to decide, couldn't you?

Thanks Addie, I didn't know that... For some reason, I was under the impression that you had to give the child you adopt your last name... I don't know why, but I had also heard that while travelling and stuff, it could pose a real problem if your child doesn't have the same last name as you... Although I suppose if you carried around the adoption decree you would be fine?  I dunno, I'm so confused!  Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it Smiley
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