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I am looking for advice on adopting We have decided it would be best for us.

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shanbuttercup

Asked by shanbuttercup at 6:24 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Adoption

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  • For you to adopt a child or for you to put your child up for adoption, just wanna make sure!
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 6:47 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • If you are looking to adopt a child, contact your local social services department and they will help you find resources, and maybe even put you through to the right people.
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 6:55 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • We adopted our son and it was an amazing experience, we went through CAS in Ontario and he was 14 months old when we got him. Any questions let me know.
    Melissa_Orange

    Answer by Melissa_Orange at 8:29 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Look carefully at all the different options. We chose to look for older spec needs. Foster care didn't work because of a social worker who had a bad attitude about Christians and home-schoolers. So we found our older spec needs son in China. He is perfect.
    Things to consider--

    cost
    age of child
    race (be certain to consider the attitude of extended family members!)
    acceptable defects (look at what your medical insurance will cover, too!)
    bonding/attachment risks
    your personalities and how you cope with stress
    WHY you want to be a parent
    your ability to look beyond your insecurities to what is best for a child in an open adoption (and be honest with yourself!!!)
    Your attitude about birthmoms.
    Various methods of adoption, and places to adopt from

    Good Luck. I believe adoption is a wonderful thing when all parties go into it with eyes wide open. But it can be devastating if you aren't ready. Good
    mommy22miracles

    Answer by mommy22miracles at 9:05 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

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