I was wondering if anyone here has adopted children before? This is something I’m interested in, but also a little worried about. I live in the UK so I would like to hear stories from people living in the UK who have adoption experience, but also would love to hear anyone’s experiences with adoption. I’m 22 soon so I’m not expecting to adopt soon, but I would still like to hear about it.
Aside from that, I’d like this to be an inclusive space so if you’ve thought about it, or are interested, or even want to find out more, feel welcomed here.
Let’s all try to be polite and respect everyone’s opinions too, though I have no doubt that that will be the case because Nameberry is pretty good in that regard, in my experience.
I’m gonna start by introducing what I’m thinking about in terms of adoption: so I have quite a strong urge to adopt. I don’t feel such a strong urge to give birth as I do to parent, and I think it would fit my personality and experience well because the grief/ trust issues is something that I understand.
I love the idea of building a relationship with a child that isn’t biologically my own, but that becomes my own through love, patience and understanding. I am open to ethnicity and I can see myself adopting 2 children within roughly a similar age gap, possibly a sibling group.
I can see myself adopting children who are young, probably under 5, but I would be interested in learning more about older children if that’s something someone has information about.
I would be good to stay in contact with foster carers or others who have been in contact with the child and/or nurtured them in some way, but I feel a little weird about keeping in contact with biological parents.
What do you guys think about the concept of staying in touch with biological parents? Not sure if this is even a requirement, but I think it’s possible.
[name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to comment or share your own thoughts and feelings regarding adoption.
P.s. sorry if there’s already a thread like this somewhere… I couldn’t find it :s