Monday, January 14, 2008

Older child or Younger child...that is the question?

We had many discussions as a family on whether to adopt a younger or older child. We were initially thinking that we should adopt an older child because we thought that they might need a home more than infants as we thought more people adopt infants. We thought we would be getting a child that was around 10 years old, but through many emotional events and sleepless nights, that is no longer an option for our family.We had a great social worker that conducted our home study and educated us on the subject. I also did a lot of research on my own. We found that there are just as many infants in need as an older child as you will see from my post below, called Why Ethiopia? We have had much council and prayer about this issue and we have decided to get an infant or toddler. There are too many factors to discuss on this blog and they are very personal but we appreciate all of your support. We are very excited!

2 comments:

Rob & Candy said...

Hi- thanks for stopping by our blog. We are also adopting a toddler from ET.

Good luck with all the paperwork, it can be overwhelming.
Candy
http://ethiopianadoptionspot.blogspot.com/

Matt and Kari Magness said...

That's so exciting I know no matter the age you guys will be changing a life forever. I can't wait to meet him/her.