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Older Child Adoption
Wow, I never imagined that I would need to become a member of this group…but here I am! We have been trying to adopt a newborn domestically for a year. We have been matched with 5 birthmoms..only to have all of the matches fail at birth. It has been a crazy, emotional year!
Out of the blue our Agency contacted us today about a brother and sister that are available for adoption. The little boy is 4 and the little girl is barely 3. We are definately interested. We currently have 20, 17, 14 and 9 year old daughters in our home. so, these new kids would fit right in.
We do have some major questions for those of you who have adopted older children…and I hate to call these “older’ as they are so young.
What problems have you had with attachment and bonding?
The mom is placing the kids to avoid CPS stepping in, so placement would be quick…a matter of a couple of days actually. What can we do to ease the transition for these kids?
We have a large master bedroom, would it be smart to make them little “beds” on our floor during transition stage, or should they immediately go to their own room?
Any thoughts, suggestions on any of this would be so helpful…..and maybe you have other things we havent thought of. Thanks so much!!
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