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Adopting Older Kids

Adopting an older child can be a challenge. It can also be a wonderful experience. Share what it is like to adopt a child older than 3.

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Comment by Claudia Fletcher on December 27, 2009 at 1:48pm
We have adopted 12 kids -- all as older kids (though were two foster kids first and were toddlers). They are now 11-23, so we are drowning in teenagers, but we love it. So pleased to see that several of you are expecting or considering adopting kids over 10. There is a huge need out there. I work for Adopt America and I have kids come through my email every day that haven't had any inquiries because they are too old.
Comment by Dawn Renae Rarick-Kollman on December 26, 2009 at 9:10am
Wow Candy, what a Merry Christmas that was. And in such a hurry too.
You are so blessed. I do hope that things continue to go well for you.
Brightest blessings for a wonderful New Year.
Comment by Barbara A on December 25, 2009 at 1:22pm
That's awesome Candy, the first Christmas is so memorable, I remember I was so nervous. God bless you and merry Christmas
Comment by Sara Peterson on December 25, 2009 at 11:24am
We picked up the kids Sunday the 20th and we pulled of Christmas this am!!
ages 6,10, twins that are 13 and 14..
So far so good!
They all start their new schools on Jan 4th... wish us luck!
C
Comment by Dawn Renae Rarick-Kollman on December 24, 2009 at 4:53pm
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope your holiday is blessed.
Comment by Dawn Renae Rarick-Kollman on December 24, 2009 at 4:52pm
Our homestudy has been matched with some children.!. 1 boy 14, 1 boy 9 and a sibling group, 1 girl 12 and 1 boy 4... Wish us luck!
Comment by Barbara A on December 23, 2009 at 11:07am
Holy Cats Cinty, hang on is right I would like to hear how it goes, but I am afraid you might not have time to get on teh computer.(c: Good luck!
Comment by Barbara A on December 23, 2009 at 11:05am
LOL slaone, we adopted 2 as well, 4 and 2 then later a one year old. they are now almost 8 5 and 4...I'm new to this group too. I also belong to 30s and 40s aprents and started a tips and advice group...b/c I need it (c:
Comment by sloane finnegan on December 21, 2009 at 6:08pm
hi all,

new here, just wanted to stop in a say hi. we adopted two boys, sibling, 4 and 7 at the time, they are now 12 and 14...AGHHHH!
Comment by Carla P on December 17, 2009 at 9:22am
We adopted a sibling group of four whom were all separated in the foster care system. We reunited them in our home fourteen years ago. They were 4,5,6,7. Now they are all grown up and I miss all the hustle and bustle. We now have three grand children and I am grateful. Birth mother is back in the picture so it is kind of strange. I would do it again in a heart beat. This is their confirmation picture.

 

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