I have been reading this forum for a few weeks now and decided that it was time to take the plunge and sign up and post!
My DH and I have decided to look into adopting, and our initial visit from the Social Worker is on the 3rd July and I am terrified…
I had my DS at 22 and he was 10 weeks premature and then found out during my next pregnancy that I have cervical incompetence and can’t carry full term. My DD sadly passed away 13 hours after birth due to complications and being premature (13 weeks that time). I had a miscarriage at the beginning of the year and my consultant thinks that I will continue this for any future pregnancies as my cervix doesn't want to play ball! There are options but the one that would maybe work requires major surgery that is high risk and having my DS I just can’t justify putting everyone though the trauma.
Before this my DH and I had talked about adoption and it was something we had always said we would like to do at some point, the some point has just happened sooner that we thought it would!
My DH and I have been together 4 years and have a very close and supportive network of family and friends. My DS from a previous relationship is 10, and is very much on board with us adopting which is lovely ? I worry though that him having ADHD (very mild and controlled by a tiny amount of Ritalin), may go against us? Or would it be a positive as we are raising a child with these additional needs who is thriving and top of his class?! I am on excellent terms with the father of my DS and his family which I know they will look into.
The SW said he will be looking around our house and asking some initial questions, any advice of what to expect would be most appreciated!
Starting out on the journey...
indiefairy · 24/06/2014 13:19
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