2nd time adopters - are we too old?
Hello everyone, we adopted a lovely little boy 6 years ago. He is now 7.5 years old. For various reasons (our parents dying , moving etc etc) we couldn't adopt before today. We are now in our late forties. We had in our mind to adopt a second child for years but we have only just been approved. In our minds we were thinking of a 4-5 years old in view of our AS's age. We have been approved for a 0-5 child. Our LA totally out of the blue last week suggested that we adopted a 1.5 years old. I would have never imagined that in my wildest dreams. My heart says "yes of course" my head says "noooooo too old". We have been agonising with my husband with the same dilemmas. We are so confused as we feel so blessed to have been offered that opportunity but are we being selfish? would that child be better off a much younger couple? we are now in a total dilemma. We can see that we could offer that child a loving home but would it be fair to be nearly 70 when he is only 20? what do people feel? i know noone can decide for us but it is good to hear other people's experiences. thanks in advance