I commented a bit about this in the anti-breeding thread, but I'd like to see what more people think about it.
For the past few years, my mind has been gradually changing regarding children in my future. I come from a very large extended family that has high expectations for procreation, but I am against "breeding" myself. I'd rather adopt, as many of my friends from college have. Their kids are of all races and nationalities, beautiful, smart and have the same values as their parents.
When I tell my grandmother about my future intentions, she gets disgusted at the thought. She claims adopted children won't be "one of us"...and that saddens me. I like to think that anyone I may bring into my family some day will be "one of us", regardless of if he or she is even the same race, let alone the same genes.
What do you think of adoption? Do you think people who can have children should adopt? Would you do it? Have you? How important is passing on your own genes to you?