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Larry Shine. Single Father of 9: Is Shine a hero?

W_C 2009/05/20 00:17:41
Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
No. Larry Shine is no hero just for adopting 8 kids.
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Larry Shine is a single father of nine, who adopted 8 of those children alone. Shine had a son with his wife 1990, but she died 2 years later. Shine felt empty and decided his son, Henry, needed a sibling, so he applied for an adoption. He was successful. Larry Shine liked raising kids, he decided to keep adopting needy kids from other countries, until he reached his 9 kid total. The oldest is Shine's blood son, Henry who is 19, and the youngest is only 3. Shine is a corporate attorney who just loves to give his life to his kids.

Is Larry Shine a true hero?
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  • sydney 2010/07/31 21:53:58
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    sydney
    +3
    I am friends with Sofia one of his kids. I think it's pretty cool that he can balance 9 kids, a dog, and work!

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  • sydney 2010/07/31 21:53:58
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    sydney
    +3
    I am friends with Sofia one of his kids. I think it's pretty cool that he can balance 9 kids, a dog, and work!
  • Lindsey 2009/05/26 18:02:14
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    Lindsey
    If the kids are happy, then I'm not complaining but if he already had a son then isn't it kind of negelcting him to just go out and adopt eight more kids, when he already had one to give all his love to?
  • jackolantyrn356 2009/05/23 22:28:03
    No. Larry Shine is no hero just for adopting 8 kids.
    jackolantyrn356
    It was said that the 9 year old had fathered the baby. Unless the rare and unlikely occured the little boy got no one preggeres.
  • polyushkin_ 2009/05/21 18:23:46
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    polyushkin_
    If children are really HAPPY so he is true hero!
  • keesta 2009/05/20 21:07:55
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    keesta
    thats a lot of work
  • maker 2009/05/20 19:01:08
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    maker
    Is pushing it. While I think this is great way to have loving parents it is toughf for one to handle the new additions to his family name. I wish him and family all love and happiness because of him the childern now get a new get of jail (LOL) card.
  • PrettyJude 2009/05/20 17:41:40
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    PrettyJude
    He is definitely a good man. For those children, a true hero. As for us, we don't know. Do the kids have everything they need? I don't know. I guess I just don't feel like judging him. He's done no wrong in my eyes, yet the word hero means a lot more to me.
  • Lanikai 2009/05/20 17:03:16 (edited)
    No. Larry Shine is no hero just for adopting 8 kids.
    Lanikai
    He is a parent and a good guy. Heros wear uniforms, drive ambulances, carry fire houses, make life better or easier. Adoptive parents get grants for foreign adoptions, and in many cases a monthly check for the care of those adoptees, they also get medicare/medicaid and many other benefits. So not so much of a hero as a parent.

    WHY is this man NOT adopting needy kids here in the US? We have lots and lots.
  • kirs 2009/05/20 16:22:04
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    kirs
    good for u Larry Shine Its a great plan help out good job
  • SuperCee 2009/05/20 15:35:20
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    SuperCee
    It's one thing when they are your children but this man opened his door and heart to children from different countries and he should be commended for that!
  • ... 2009/05/20 14:42:52
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    ...
    i would say so,
    he seems like a great man :)

    although he should try adopting some from america,
    seeing as we have plenty here in need of homes.

    but either way,
    to take in so many kids like that,

    definitely qualifies him as hero status.
  • Morgain... ... 2011/06/17 22:14:40
    Morgaine Delaunay
    +1
    He has tried to adopt children from the US, and he did adopt US children.
  • rfmarieb 2009/05/20 13:52:31
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    rfmarieb
    is wonderful if that is what he wants to do and is able to provide better care and love for them than they would otherwise have received.
  • NotWithoutAFight 2009/05/20 05:52:38
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    NotWithoutAFight
    from a foreign country is hubris on his part. Nice that kids have a home but there are plenty of kids here that need homes.
  • Will 2009/05/20 04:29:48
    No. Larry Shine is no hero just for adopting 8 kids.
    Will
    I think there are enough needy kids in the United States. Be a hero to the kids already here.
  • Pilot337 2009/05/20 03:47:01
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    Pilot337
    If he's able to care for them and give them a quality upbringing, kudos! I'll admit I thought this question was going another way when I clicked the opening link. Hero? Well, we toss that word around pretty freely anymore, and it is in danger of losing its meaning. But he's a very special man for adopting these children.
  • cincin88 2009/05/20 03:06:09
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    cincin88
    who else would have adopted them? I think he did a Good thing!!
  • olivee 2009/05/20 02:46:36
    No. Larry Shine is no hero just for adopting 8 kids.
    olivee
    Although it's great what he's done, it doesn't make him a hero. 'Brangelina' and Madonna do it every day, and they're not heroes. But hey, if he's happy with his kids and making sure they're healthy and happy (and he doesn't turn into "octo-dad"), then by all means let him continue (:
  • HeliAce 2009/05/20 02:12:59
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    HeliAce
    Gave quite a few kids a chance to have a real dad. Perhaps not to us he is a hero but I'm sure as hell he is to those children.
  • kitty 2009/05/20 02:00:58
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    kitty
    As long as he's not secretly a weirdo, it's all good. I only have one kid and can't imagine how stressful his days are. I wouldn't mind a big family though. :)
  • Tpem 2009/05/20 00:40:07
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    Tpem
    I am sure he is to those kids.
  • 1oct1 "Marko" 2009/05/20 00:27:34
    Larry Shine, father of 9, is a true hero!
    1oct1 "Marko"
    Well yes he is. He gives his life so others can have one. All good parents are hero's in my book, but adopting 8 is just great.
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2009/05/20 00:23:14
    I think Larry Shine, being a single father and adopting kids...
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    +1
    is a wonderful idea.

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