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How old was your little one when they came home?

(22 Posts)
universe83 Wed 13-Jun-18 12:11:00

Just interested/nosey I suppose to see ages of children adopted.

I have a birth son who is almost 5 and my DH and I would consider a child age 0-2 but not sure how likely this is?


PicaK Wed 13-Jun-18 12:20:32

9 months. But 2 other couples considered and turned her down because of the unknowns. We waited 9 months after approval before being even contacted about any children.

Cassie9 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:40:55

10 days old on a foster to adopt placement

Ted27 Wed 13-Jun-18 17:59:25


UnderTheNameOfSanders Wed 13-Jun-18 19:47:54

2.5 and just a few weeks shy of 8.

The 2.5 was a 'big baby' really - small for age, wore babygrows at night, 3 bottles of milk a day, only just linking words together.

Barbadosgirl Wed 13-Jun-18 20:33:05

8 1/2 months and 4 1/2 months. Little squidgers.

Dontbuymesocks Wed 13-Jun-18 20:47:17

8 months

EightWellies Wed 13-Jun-18 20:53:56

17 months and 11 months.

bostonkremekrazy Wed 13-Jun-18 20:54:14

1 under 1,
1 under 6 months.

hidinginthenightgarden Wed 13-Jun-18 21:51:03

A few days days before first birthday.

Moominmammaatsea Wed 13-Jun-18 21:56:02

14 months for first child and 11 hours old for second child.

Monkeybrains2017 Wed 13-Jun-18 22:54:51

3 years old - just. Our first anniversary as a family is this month 😀

BangPippleGo Thu 14-Jun-18 09:28:22

13 months, and we started introductions exactly 3 months after our approval panel.

Two friends who were approved at around the same time both brought their DC home within three weeks our us getting DS. One had a 15mo, another had a 10mo. Another friend had a longer wait but 5 months after approval brought home their 5mo.

Completely depends on your LA but ours seemed to have babies galore.

Dontbuymesocks Thu 14-Jun-18 10:11:08

My LA also has a lot of babies, and not enough adopters.

universe83 Thu 14-Jun-18 11:27:51

awww so lovely to hear all of your stories smile I would be totally open to older children if it had not been for BC we already have but we really feel a smaller child would be better and we know you need a big age gap

insmithereens Thu 14-Jun-18 15:41:56

We adopted two siblings, one was 14 months & the other 2.5 yrs. The younger had been in care since he was 10 days old so no idea why things took them that long. Great ages - if you're able to take siblings you're v likely to get one very young but obvs it's double the work!

Metoodear Thu 14-Jun-18 17:32:01

1 & 10 months

3catsadogaboyandahubby Thu 14-Jun-18 17:34:29

14 months.

G1ggleloop Thu 14-Jun-18 21:20:52

20 months and 30 months. Then 10 months for their sibling. Which tells you how awful social services were at getting the placement moving seeing as the littlest went straight into foster care at birth.

Mightywease Sun 17-Jun-18 13:57:29

Nearly 3 and a half, he's now been home for nearly 3 years and is currently watching "Wall-E" while eating cheesecake!

HaveAWeeNap Mon 18-Jun-18 22:39:25

2 years and 3 months.
Now aged 5 and a half... very smart, excellent vocabulary, doing very well in school; but sleeps in pull ups and has a dummy and a blanket.

donquixotedelamancha Tue 19-Jun-18 22:36:36

9 months and 5 months. Neither were FtA. If you want really young FtA gives you a better chance, but 0-2 is eminently doable (though you might wait). The key is making your PAR as attractive as possible to children's SWs.

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