My husband and I recently began looking into adoption through foster care. We are aware we need to attend the informational meeting, then the training classes, then the possibly long and unfortunate wait for the day when we are blessed enough to welcome our new addition to the family.
I do have a few questions tho.
We will more than likely to be moving in January(tho not necesarily),as my husband is going to be starting a new job (well, hes in the military, so it will be a new "duty" I suppose, as a recruiter). So here are my questions
1. If the state we are in now, uses the same training program (P.R.I.D.E) as the state we move to, would the training classes transfer over or would we have to retake the course? I know the homestudy will have to be done or redone as it will be a new home, but will the training be sufficient?
I would like to get started on the classes here in case we are still stationed somewhere in Texas, and also, if they are transferable, so we dont have to worry about DH missing too much work in his new position. I know that there will already be courtdates and whatnot for the adoption, so I am hoping we can at least help to minimize the amount of time taken away.
2. Has anyone here, or does anyone here know of anyone who adopted at a younger age (I am 22) and already had a bio child (20 months)? I am wondering if this is possibly going to be held against me. DH is 27 if that helps any? DHs job is very stable, we have very little debt, and will have a good chunk in savings by the end of the year.
3. We are also hoping to adopt an older child, somewhere between the age of 4-9. Is that going to be difficult given my age. I know some of what i have read said as long as the age difference is 10+ years, but i wasnt sure if that only applied to say, 30 year olds trying to adopt teens, or if it was a generally accepted rule across the board.
Thanks in advance