My husband and I (with the blessing from our 3 boys) are wishing to adopt. We are feeling empty now that 2 of our boys have gone off to college and would like to adopt a child. Although I would love to have a baby, we are considering adopting an older child. I am so excited! I just wanted to share. We are in the initial stages so I will announce if we get a child!
Congratulations and thank you so much for chosing to share your life with a child. Especially an older child, since many are waiting to have a family to call their own.
My best friend since 5th grade and her 2nd husband are also in the final stages of the paperwork for adopting a child. Her 2 children are raised and on their own now and she and her husband (who is younger than us) have decided that they too, will share their lives with an older child.
God bless you and your family.
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ALEX -- That is wonderful! I am so happy for you and your husband! You will need to keep us updated. My husband and I have talked about adopting if I cannot get off of a medication that I need to be on. I've done a bit of researching on adopting and fostering and there really are so many older children out there. It just breaks my heart.
Alex N Kai...congrats to you! Its wonderful that with kids in college you are still wanting to give a young child a home! Keep us posted on how it goes. I feel like I'm starting over as well, as we just got our new grandson to raise. Good luck!
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GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD LUCK to you!!! If luck came in bags, I'd give you a million. I absolutely love hearing about adoption stories, children and animals. I love watching the adoption shows on tv, knowing that is one less child in the world without a home, somewhere warm and loving, with a chance at life.
How exciting!!!! My Husband and I adopted our oldest daughter and had 2 home grown and would love to adopt one more! It is great that you are considering a older child they are the ones who have the hardest times getting adopted! If there is any piece of advise I would say, be patient with the process somtimes it can be hard and tedious but the child that you will get at the end is so worth it and deserves you guys as parents!
Thanks so much for the congrats and words of encouragement! I know it's going to take a while, but it's worth the wait. I agree, older children need loving homes too (although I LOVE the smell of a new baby). I will definitely keep everyone updated on our journey.