Q&A: Adoption advice from someone with experience?
Question by Olivia: Adoption advice from someone with experience?
I am 23 years old, I have a job and I’m currently in college getting my degree for teaching. I’m renting a house with my fiance who also has a job. I have a cousin who is 17 and pregnant, she is not by any means fit to be a parent, and she is choosing to give the baby up. I’ve always wanted to be a mother, and we were actually planning to start TTC after our wedding in June. We’ve also both thought about adopting and agreed that it’s something we want to be a part of some day.
If both of the baby’s parents are willing to sign over their parental rights to us and we are married before the baby is born, Is there any reason why we wouldn’t get custody? I’m worried about my age, being that I am not much older than the baby’s biological mom. I’m also not sure about all of the requirements and steps we should be taking.
I’m doing research and figuring everything out on my own, of course, but I wanted to hear from someone who has actually been through the adoption process what I should be expecting. I have no experience with adoption at all, and we just found out about the baby yesterday. Thank you all for your help! (:
Answer by Zelda
This video talks about what it is like to be adopted and the hardships adopted people face. It was only posted a few days ago but has gone viral
You should help to keep the baby in their own family. Being young and unfit is a temporary problem. Get guardianship for a while and see if the mother changes her mind.
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