But we feel we are not ready yet. I am not sure what that means though. I mean I really want to but there is something nagging that it's not time. ...
We have set a 5 year goal. Our son will be 13 and out daughter 10. We wish to adopt a 3-7 year old special needs child- specifically Autism- since out son has Asperger's and we have a lot of support in that regard already.
How do you really know you are ready to move forward with the idea of adoption? When do you go beyond talking about it and start taking action. As much as I want to do it. It scares me a bit to. This is a HUGE decision and a VERY big step in our lives...whichis part of the reason I am anon. This is extremely personal for us and I am a regular here.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2013 in Adoption
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There's no way to ever be completely sure. Sometimes you just have to jump in the deep end. I love the idea. Maybe you could connect with other parents who have already adopted children in that age range and find out what their experiences have been. Maybe an adoption agency or foster care division can help you find ways to connect.
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