Every "adoptive parents wanted" listing we get from our attorney is way out of our league (financially). Very frustrating. The waiting is terrible and the economy isn't helping. Very frustrating. I can't help but wonder if we picked the worst possible time to pursue adoption.
But as they say, there is no "right time" to get pregnant, so I'd say it's safe to assume there is no "right time" adopt.
A long, long, LONG time ago, a friend told me if you wait until you think you can afford children, you will never have children.
More recently, and after years of my infertility struggles, another friend told me she didn't want to give birth during hunting season because she knew she wouldn't get the much needed support of her hunter husband. I urged her not to plan her pregnancy around hunting season.
After nine years of battling infertility, I urge ALL my friends not to wait or try to plan their pregnancies for the "perfect" time. (Fertility peaks at age 27 for women, so it's only going to get more difficult to conceive after that whether you have infertility issues or not.)
And now I'm trying to remind myself of this too. If we are lucky enough to adopt soon, everything will work it's self out, even if the economy is not in our favor.
4 months ago