My partner and I have made the decision to try and adopt from foster care next year. We are still trying to have one of our own, but we also want to adopt and the former may not happen. We're looking at adopting from foster care because the kids really need homes and we don't really have the financial resources to adopt overseas or do an infant adoption.
Our concerns are thus:
1.) We are a lesbian couple living in Alabama. This is obviously not the ideal situation. I know that only one of us can adopt and we're fine with that, but we are worried about being able to adopt at all.
2.) As stated previously, we are not wealthy and we know that money is a big factor in these decisions.
Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? I would really appreciate any input. I would especially like to hear from any other gay men or lesbians who went through the process in the South and managed to succeed.