I asked my mom who adopted me, my brother and my sister why it is that people have to wait so long for adoption if there are so many kids that need homes. She told me it's because most people are looking for babies. And of course that understandable and It seems obvious but it just wasn't for me. For me adoption is a lot more than just taking a child home. You are an answered prayer for that child. I feel compelled to advocate sdoption for these older children that are left traveling from foster home to foster home. sure they might be a little more work because of their past, but why be selfish. I feel like their should be something done more for these children. I couldn't even imagine if I had not been adopted at 10 months old and waited my whole like for a family. I think this is really sad. When I am older I plan on adopting an older child to show people that it can be done. Has anyone had an experience with adopting older children, or was adopted at an older age.