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Advice about signal adoption

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user1481652258 · 13/12/2016 18:21

Hello I've been buzzing around here for a few weeks now but I've only just created an account. I've been thinking about adoption for about 6 months now.

So I'm 26 and signal no sign of Mr right. I work with children in a sensory group I've never really had the feeling of wanting children but 6 month ago I got this feeling something had changed and I would now love to have kids.

I have been thinking that I would be happy to have a child who is visually impaired because I am registered visually impaired so having a child with sort of the same problem would not be as much of a challenge for me because I would already have the know how. Of life with sight loss

I'm just wondering what people think would the SW have a problem with me having a sight problem.

I have an amazing family around me and a mother who just can not wait to be a granny.

When I'm not working at the sensory group I work from home so I would have a steady income even if I had to take time off.

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UnderTheNameOfSanders · 13/12/2016 21:19

I know a couple who adopted where one has significant sight loss and the other some physical limitations too.

Provided your loss isn't so bad that your DC would become your carer I would have thought it could well be OK. The only way to find out would be to give your LA (or a neighbouring one) a call.

Italiangreyhound · 14/12/2016 00:49

Good luck user1481652258 I really wish you all the best and hope you will be able to do this if it is right for you.

I think social workers will want to know that you realise what a major commitment this is, and I say this not because of any visual impairment but because you are young and also because six months is not a very long time to be thinking about adoption.

Try and find out all you can about children in the care system, additional issues etc and, as Sanders says, give your local authority a call.

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