My step daughter is 25 and doesn't feel able to take care of a baby. My husband and I are in our late 40's and we are thinking about adopting the baby when he/she is born. I never had a child and my husband and his ex wife raised two daughters. I would appreciate any thoughts the mom's on this site have on this and if there's anyone that has done something similar please let me know.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Adoption
Answer by krazyash023 at 12:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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Answer by baconbits at 1:51 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
How do you feel about it? Do you feel, think, and want to raise an infant to adulthood? Can you see yourself enjoying parenthood? Do you want to do this equally as much as your husband? If you can see yourself raising a baby to adulthood, what role would your step-daughter have in this child's life? There are so many things to think about. My suggestion: perhaps a few sessions with a private therapist with you and your husband. It will be well worth the money. You can sort through your thoughts, feelings, wants and also your husband's. Then even come up with a plan with how to procede. So many things come into play. Including what type of relationship does your husband have with his daughter? I can't even begin to say there are so many specific issues to cover. cont....
Answer by frogdawg at 7:59 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
cont...But if you really want to do this then there is nothing wrong with it. An honest and open discussion with your husband about your hopes, wishes, wants, fears, and concerns with your husband is the most important start. Then the two of you doing it again with your husband's daughter would be the next step. After that....hiring an attorney to do the adoption proceedings. The sooner the better.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:05 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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Answer by lillie023 at 10:54 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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