Assuming you could support it, if you had to adopt a child, would you rather do it at 17 or 67? Also assume you are happily married (yah yah, married at 17, just go with it for the sake of the question please).
17 who has the energy at 67. I barely have it at 43. (I was married at 17, 26 years ago to my wonderful husband. )
17. if we're assuming my finances are in order and I'm married, then definitely at 17. I like playing with my kids.
67. I can't imagine myself in any financial position to adopt at age 17.