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Adoption? ♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
30th Nov '12

We're thinking of adopting in a few years. We know it can sometimes be a long, expensive process.




What are the steps of adoption? Any help would be fantastic.



Thanks in advance!

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
30th Nov '12

*watching* I've always wanted to adopt :)

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting XavierRose:" *watching* I've always wanted to adopt :)"

So has my husband. Even more so now because we have two girls, and he's dying for a boy, but we don't want to conceive any more children.
His uncle was adopted, and DH's Nanny recently talked me into wanting to, lol.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
30th Nov '12

I don't know the specific steps, but good luck! I was adopted at birth :D

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" So has my husband. Even more so now because we have two girls, and he's dying for a boy, but we don't ... [snip!] ... we don't want to conceive any more children. His uncle was adopted, and DH's Nanny recently talked me into wanting to, lol. "


I want one more of each, but pregnancy is really hard on me, I don't know if I can do it 2 more times, and then might not even end up with 1 more of each. There has never been a girl on DH's side, so our chances are slim (DD isn't biologically his)

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting KNZ.:" I don't know the specific steps, but good luck! I was adopted at birth :D"

Did you feel differently about your parents die to them not being your actual birth parents?
I have a major fear of him resenting us because of it.

EssJay Due December 8; Morocco 63 posts
30th Nov '12

My oldest is adopted, best thing we ever did. <3
We did an international adoption. I don't know the domestic steps but hope it works out for you!

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" Did you feel differently about your parents die to them not being your actual birth parents? I have a major fear of him resenting us because of it. "


Not at all. People always asked me that growing up too,
but i was born in Taiwan Sept 11, 1988, and came to the US Dec 25, 1988. (only cos of travel/age laws) so my parents have been my parents since i was 3 months old, annnnd-- i dont know about you but i definitely don't have memories prior to that time :P so, it's all i've ever known, just like non-adopted children and their parents :D