I am hoping some of you can share your experience. We are currently in the discussion phase of adoption. We have been throwing ideas around for a while and so we are trying to explore options during this next year as our youngest is only a year old(we would like to wait till he is a bit older before we start with all the adoption prep. Back to the question: as we research we keep finding waiting children listed in different countries. Have any of you adopted a "waiting child" from another country who has been in an orphanage? I am just wondering how they adjust to a home life. We know how vital it is to attach to a caregiver and I just wonder how it is for a young chid to attach when he has been in an institution rather than a home. We would prefer to adopt a child younger than our youngest. So, from birth - 3 or so by the time we get moving on this.