New here and hoping to adopt in the next two years...
We are new here and after reading on the forum for the last couple of days, we have already learned a lot.
Me (33yo) and my husband (43yo) already have two birth daughters age 9 and 12. Back then, when we decided to have a second child, we had a hard time withtwo difficult miscarriages after the 12 week point, followed by a high risk pregnancy. After that, we decided that we wouldn't want to go through that again and any other child joining our family would come through adoption.
But we knew we wanted to wait until our daughters were older and my husband finished his service in the armed forces.
That time is approaching now and he will be out in summer 2017 and the subject of adoption is coming up more frequently. We are currently in the process of buying a 3 bedroom house, that also has an attic room which we want to convert into another bedroom.
So by the time we are realistically looking at starting the process, our daughters would be 10/13 maybe even 11/14 years old...We mentioned the possibility of adding to our family through adoption to them yesterday and they seemed to like the idea of a little brother, even after explaining that it might be stressful and hard work. They are very independent girls.
Has anyone got experience adopting in the Derbyshire area?
Or any ex military members with experience? (Is the ex military background a problem?)
Can anyone share experiences who had birth children the same age as us when adopting?
Sorry for the long post and thank you for all the help