My husband and I have ALWAYS wanted to adopt we were always interested in S. Korea spicifically, but with talk of the program closing for years now (along with us having a son) we have lost some interest in Korea.
We were too young to adopt when we were ready for a kid so we went a head and tried to get preagnant. The next year our amazing son was born. I don't think we are done yet. We have always talked about having 2 kids, and have often talked of adopting a 2nd. Since a cross-country move was in the works we kind of put it on the back burner knowing we couldn't do a home study anyway.
Well now we are here in Portland, OR and have been for a month and my baby feaver is growing. My son is making friends in the neighborhood and I love for him to have a friend right here. My pregnancy was not easy and I really hated it. It was totally worth it, but being pregnant again is not really something I want to go through unless there is really no other way. Though we aren't taking any permanent birth control mesurures so I know there is always a slim chance.
I'm now thinking I want to adopt domestically instead so I can know about the baby, be sure to get an infant, and possibly breastfeed the baby (dispite the many many challenges I LOVED nursing our son till he was 15 months). I'm worried that no adoptive mother would pick a family with 5 dogs (one being giant sized, an Irish Wolfhound) and that we would end up waiting a long time. My husband also doesn't have a job yet here, though we make our primary living off of stocks anyway, but I feel that would negativly affect our homestudy in a large way.
I'm just torn. Any advice or anything at all would help. Even just some BTDT stories! Any experiance in the state of Oregon would really help.