Does anyone know if it would be held against a couple if one or both is taking antidepressant medication, but has the recommendation of their doctors? I would hate to go through all the training and work of getting certified, only to be rejected.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on May. 23, 2010 in Adoption
OP, No, I don't believe that it'll hurt your chances. Yes, it may depend on why you are taking them (for example suicide attempts may disallow you), but many, many people take anti-depressants these days. You'll be asked about your medical history & have to have a physical to show that you are healthy enough to take care of the children. If you are concerned, ask in advance. I'm pretty sure that this was covered in an older post in the Foster/Adoptive Parenting group, in which I'd like to extend you an invitation. There are old/new foster & adoptive parents in this group and a WEALTH of information. Lurk a while, or feel free to post. Everything they DON'T tell you will be covered there.
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