Am I just insane for considering this
I've always wanted to be a parent. Single, no intentions to get a partner, and adoption has always been on my mind.
I've been a nanny for many years, nurseries before that. Worked with large groups, large families. Proxy parented, looked after children with severe and complex needs, from birth to 16 years. I'm in my mid 30s which i think is an ok age to consider this. They are my plus points.
My negative points are bad though. Single, as I said. And I'm disabled. I have arthritis which means pain in my joints and mobility problems. I have to take life slower, and struggle with manipulation with my hands so struggle to write and grip tiny things. And recently I was on anti depressants which if I'm being honest was due to my health.
Right now I'm on benefits so another negative. I'm planning to move close to my family so will have support from my parents and sister and her husband. I'm hoping to get a 2 bedroom flat, which where I'm moving to will cost 1/4 what I pay for my studio here!
Does anyone have experience applying to adopt while disabled and on benefits? I really don't want to waste people's time if I'm going to be turned down. This is a huge thing, not entered lightly, always wanted children of my own but I understand if it's unwise for me to hope.
Any advice or experiences welcomed, thanks.