My wife and I discussed the possibility of adopting a child about two to three years down the road. We both feel like the Lord is leading us to open our home to a child in need. So, having no experience in this kind of thing, we are interested in knowing more.
I am curious if any of you guys and gals (my readers) have any experience with the adoption system in the U.S. (specifically North Carolina). Please share your experiences, good or bad. Any advice you might have acquired- directly or indirectly. Also I would like to know more about the process of adoption: how long? how much paperwork? etc.
I am seeking advice because I don’t want to go into this with faulty assumptions. For example my wife and I after talking have this assumption that it would be easier to adopt a young girl. We agreed (based on pure conjecture) that a girl would acclimate better to our home and would be less likely to rebel as much as a boy. Not to mention that I worry about bringing a boy into our home with my natural born daughter in the house- I don’t want our charity to put her in danger.
I look forward to hearing what you have to say.