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Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 3:10pm

Adopting with a biological child

Any advice on adopting a child when you already have a biological child would be much appreciated, anything good and bad I would like to hear

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Thursday, November 26th 2015, 3:17pm

I have no advice but will be watching this closely xx

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Thursday, November 26th 2015, 5:06pm

Thanks ct

We had a lovely social worker out to see us yesterday and coming back next week to see us.

Will update my diary soon.

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Thursday, November 26th 2015, 6:03pm

Hi sasha,
I don't have any advice either but sounds exciting wishing u luck
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Friday, November 27th 2015, 8:31am

Hi I cannot advise on Adopting with a biological child - I can however say that Adoption is a beautiful thing & although I had a rollercoaster of a journey we couldn't be happier with our little family.

There can feel like alot of hoops to jump through but it will all be worth it - we feel blessed everyday.

Wishing you all the best for your journey xxx

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:51am

Thank you Wardie, am I right in saying your fostering to adopt ds?

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 1:55pm

Yes we have adopted our DD but are fostering to adopt DS well if all goes according to plan.....

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 4:40pm

That's fab, I enquired about fostering to adopt and was told I couldn't as we both work is that the case? I'm assuming it will all depend on circumstances and different areas.

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 4:44pm

Fostering to adopt is a unique scenario really! We are only able to do it because it was part of the 'package' when we were taking on our DD & I'm on adoption leave! Otherwise we would have to do concurrency normally to have a newborn.

Our situation is so rare they have had to take each step at a time as they haven't had anyone do what we are doing!!! Normally there is a larger gap between siblings!!!!

I would imagine you would have to be a full time foster Carer to normally do what we are doing! We did have to be approved as temporary foster carers while legal proceedings take place.

Hope that makes sense.

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 7:31pm

Thanks Wardie that makes perfect sense, I think we just hoped if we could foster to adopt we would get a baby or close to a baby, but due to ds only being 3 she said we would get a child under 1 so there was an age gap, you must be so chuffed to now be a mummy of two.

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Friday, November 27th 2015, 7:58pm

Yes it is Amazing have to pinch myself everyday loving every minute even the night feeds lol!!!

I look forward to hearing all about your journey xxx

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