Considering Adopting 4 - Am I Crazy?

Tia - posted on 12/30/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello! My husband and I have been trying to have children for ten years now and have changed our path to focus on adoption. We are really excited and set of preference for a sibling group of two. I'm a teacher, my husband has been a substitute and now works in the medical field, and we both are around friends with children constantly, so having siblings isn't something we worried about. Our caseworker showed us a set of four...and we are considering it. We have three bedrooms (total), a large yard, and a kid-friendly neighborhood. The kids range from 1 to 9 and are an even split of boys (younger) and girls (older). Going from no kids to 4 kids, we know it'll be an adjustment. We worry about a few specific things. 1) Will there be enough space in a one story house? Is sharing rooms really going to be a problem, even as kids get older? We aren't planning to move again. 2) Will we be able to spend enough time with each of them to help them adjust? And enough time with them as they grow? 3) Making a pretty comfortable income for two with both of us working full time, will four be so much that they can't participate in the things they want to join? I know it's hard to answer such questions with only bare details, but any thoughts would help. Thank you.


Sarah - posted on 12/30/2014




My question to you would be what training have you done to help prepare you for the behaviors and issues that come with older child adoption and the issues that come with sibling adopt. Your questions are concerns but are pretty minor to what issues and behaviors you will be encountering.

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms