Tracy & Erik’s Adoption Profile – Questions You May Have For Us #6 – Our Age
Why would we adopt again now that we have entered our 40’s?
One of our biggest fears is that no one will want to choose us because we are in our early 40’s. First and foremost, there is nothing that we want more than another child at this point in our lives. When we are not working, our lives completely revolve around Colby and the activities that he wants to do. We are active with both his soccer and swim teams. We love to do everything with him from take vacations to go on bike rides to play games to throw a ball around in the yard to chaperone field trips to snuggling with a book. We look forward to being active in our next son or daughter’s interests and activities as well.
Secondly, we are now in the house that we know we will be in at least until our next son or daughter graduates from high school. When Colby was born, we loved our house, but we knew it was not the house we anticipated being in for the long term. We now have the amount of rooms, the size yard, and the ideal neighborhood that we always pictured.
While we were financially secure when Colby was born nine years ago, we feel even more secure now. We are able go on a lot of vacations and other fun things now that we weren’t able to do earlier in our marriage and even when Colby was younger. In a few weeks, we are even taking a cruise with Colby. This would be something we wouldn’t have been able to do in earlier years.
Finally, we are both in excellent health and can offer some experience with both already raising a child and previously going through the adoption process. While we certainly aren’t perfect and have lots to learn, we have a greater comfort level with being parents to a new baby now than we did before. We have several friends and even a few family members who did not become parents for the first time until their forties.
Please read all about us and look through all of our pictures. Please see how much we want to be parents again and consider some of the stability and experience, but most of all, love that we can offer.