if u have depression can u still adopt .but u have been to a mental ward twice does any of this effect the chance for a adoptionAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:43 AM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Adoption
Answer by ochsamom at 9:49 AM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by ceejay1 at 11:23 AM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by AAAMama at 12:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Different adoptions have different rules. Generally it's determined by the adoption agency. If you were to adopt privately, you wouldn't have to worry about this. You might have to pass a physical with a private adoption, but I don't know if the doctor doing it would be looking closely at your mental health.
Answer by JSD24 at 7:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by Southernroots at 9:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Just to clarify, in the event that my reply appeared to some that I meant it's ok to adopt while in a depressive state - in no way did I mean to indicate that. But, I view many behavioral health issues in the same light as I do other physical ailments. Just because you've been hospitalized in the past does not indicate to me that you're unhealthy or unfit NOW. I've been hospitalized before with cancer but I don't still have it - and that is considered in my adoption physicals each time (just finished the 3rd medical review for our impending finalization and we're also foster parents - so these physicals are an ongoing issue for me). I feel just because someone has been hospitalized for depression should keep them from adopting if they're healthy now and under the care of a doctor. I would NEVER recommend hiding the condition - but this is typically covered on adoption and foster physicals.
Answer by AAAMama at 11:21 AM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by TiffyTaffy79 at 11:25 AM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by baconbits at 3:04 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
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