Question: “My wife and I have just started to look into adopting. We were wondering, is it difficult to qualify for an adoption?”
Answer: You will need to be mentally stable, of course, and healthy enough to engage in activities with your children. You can’t have a disease that will shorten your life span and leave a child without a mother or father. If you have had cancer and it’s in remission or if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes that is under control, you’ll need your doctor to verify this.
You need a house or apartment with enough space for a child. You need indoor plumbing and a clean, safe home. If married, you need to show stability in your relationship.
At our center we advise prospective parents to have health and life insurance and to consider the serious issues that arise from the responsibility of raising a child. How would you pay for medical care to treat a serious illness? Who would care for your child if you died in a car accident?
This information was excerpted from a book written by Lifetime Founder Mardie Caldwell, AdoptingOnline.com. Do you have questions about beginning your adoption journey? Call Lifetime Adoption Center at (530) 271-1740 or visit our website: www.LifetimeAdoption.com.