- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2016
snowflake8 : Congratulations on the baby on the way! How exciting for you 🙂 I’m interested to know what changed your mind about adoption versus conception. You said you always dreamt of adoption, for very similar reasons to myself. Was there a defining moment that made you sway towards conception for baby #1? Do you think you will consider adoption later? It sounds like we are similar, so I am interested in understanding what helped inform your decision. We are having such a hard time making this important decision!
Something I didn’t mention in the OP about age…I would like to be a young “ish” mom in order to pursue other career ambitions after the initial childbearing years (or “settling into the adoption” years), so my firm cap for last child is 36-37 years old. In theory I could adopt a teenager when I’m 40, but at that point I would like my kiddos (bio or adoptive, no matter the age) settled in so I can further pursue my career ambitions. Just a personal preference. I’ve worked so hard to get where I am in my career and have more goals to achieve. I would like my nest set up, fluffed and thriving on it’s own before I do so though. 🙂