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Considering adoption(2 Posts)
Just jumping over from the conception/infertility boards.
We have unexplained infertility and I’m in doubt as to whether natural pregnancy will happen for us. We were considering IVF but I’m now leaning more towards adoption. I have a 9 year old daughter from a previous relationship and would love her to have a sibling maybe a few years younger but that she can connect with better (she says babies are boring!)
Me and my partner are both 28, very healthy, non-smokers who have been together almost 6 years. However we don’t own our home, we rent and I wondered if this is the kind of thing that would get an application rejected as maybe it’s deemed not financially stable.
I have some experience of adoption as my auntie and uncle adopted two children as my auntie couldn’t conceive naturally due to severe ill health. Although they were 3 and 4 when they were adopted, they have no real issues due to their past which is fantastic. Obviously that’s one thing I would have to consider especially if we were looking at a child in kind of the 6-7 age range.
Anyway, I have no idea about any of this and intend to start doing some serious research before making a final decision as to whether or not this is the right path for us but any advice or info anyone could give me would be great!
Renting is no problem as long as you have spare room/rooms for the children. Your dd could not share a bedroom with the adopted child so you would need to plan ahead.
Its good you have experience of adoption in your family and that will be seen as a positive.
Adoption is about giving children a family, rather than giving your daughter a playmate - so just be clear in your own mind if that is what you want to do.
Social services are always looking for loving families for older children 3+ , so that is positive again.
Do more research. Talk to your aunt. Ask questions here. Read as much as you can. Adoption can be a very wonderful thing ☺
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