My husband and I would love to start the process of adoption and I wondered whether you would be able to offer me some advice before we get started. A few years ago I had started to use alcohol as a crutch and so decided to seek treatment and have now been sober for over 2 years and will continue to do so. My husband doesn't drink and has never really been a drinker so alcohol would definitely not be an issue for us but I'm worried that my previous issue would have a negative effect on whether or not we would be considered suitable to be adoptive parents. I understand many children needing homes may have come from homes where alcohol had been an issue and, despite the fact I think my previous history could be something that means I have a deeper understanding, I would also understand if it brought about some concerns. I have always been a caring person and have never got into any trouble or hurt anybody, I just had a bit of a bumpy ride for a while and have come out the other side stronger.
I would be really grateful if you could let me know your thoughts and whether you think adoption could still be an option for us. We both have a lot of love and patience to give and would be so grateful to have the chance but I thought it's definitely a question worth asking earlier rather than later.
Thank you so much
Previous alcohol use....
Jess4018 · 26/05/2021 17:25
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