Good or bad idea??

Kelly - posted on 02/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Me and my husband have a biological 3yr old son and were asked to adopt a 9 yr old boy whos mother and father will lose rights to him and his other siblings in about a month. His other siblings have all been adopted already and no one wants this boy because he's older and I believe has ADHD. Is this a good idea? We'd love to take him in, but unsure of how our 3yr old, Zachary, will adjust. Zach's a momma's boy all the way and of course isn't into sharing his toys or me. Any advice would be a great help, thank you.


7rin - posted on 04/16/2012




Tbh, I'm surprised you've been allowed to adopt him, as it's generally frowned upon to take older children in with younger children already there 'cause of the abuse risk.

I have no advice, other than if you do adopt, make sure you keep a copy of EVERYTHING because if you're in a sealed state, then the kid you adopt won't just lose everything, but he'll lose all access to everything too.

Adoption Laws & Sealed Records @

Adoption Records by State @

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