I've kept this blog pretty adoption focused so I think it is only fair that I use it as a place to share my thoughts on starting a second adoption... and there have been a lot of them lately. For whatever reason I don't feel comfortable writing about the everyday joys and struggles of raising Moses on this blog. I'd rather save that for people in my life that I see face to face!
Lately I have been thinking a lot about how badly I want to start another adoption. This honestly surprises me because we haven't even been home a year yet. And I'm still barely getting sleep... but yet I want to add to our family. I just love being a mom and I want to keep the kids coming! lol. Of course in adoption it doesn't usually take 9 months so you really do need to start the process early if you want your children somewhat close in age.
And so the question is.... where?
Although really I feel stuck more on HOW?
How? How will we ever be able to afford a second adoption if we are still paying off the first? Ugh.... I hate money.
When we first started the process to adopt Moses we wanted (well, mostly mike... :)) to adopt
AS YOUNG AS POSSIBLE and Mike also was nervous about adopting from BC, especially the concept of an open-adoption.
Now, we feel so differently! I love it. Now Mike would love to adopt a child under five and has no reservations about adopting in BC and having a relationship with a birth family. I love how once you open your heart up to one thing God will continue to open you up to something more. And with that I believe your life will be so much more full. Anyways, I digress...
So.... basically I am just writing out my thoughts and letting you all know that we are considering a domestic adoption next. Of course we aren't closed to an international adoption at all (we just don't think it is realistic financially). And we are thinking about either adopting a child from foster-care or waiting for the potential of a birth mom choosing us.
Have any of my readers or "lurkers" ever adopted out of birth order? I have lots of questions about adopting a child older than Moses and what that would be like.... please leave me a comment if you have!