My wife and I are prospective adopters and have our initial home visit from our LA SW in a couple of weeks.
I have been reading and researching as much as possible about the process, and heard something today (from a colleague who adopted four years ago) that has me worried. I have a history of depression associated with the illness and death of my father and was told that I would need to be free from anti-depressant medication for at least a year before I would be considered as an adopter?
Does anyone know if this is definitely the case? I am still taking medication daily but my mental health has been stable for the last 2 and a half years. In fact, thanks to counselling and a lots of self help I'm the healthiest physically and mentally I have ever been in my life! Do you think I will be given a chance to explain this or will I be automatically discounted?
Incidentally, my wife and I have been together for 14 years and have 2 wonderful children aged 21 and 18.
Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated