Hi, I'm new to this board and I have a question. DH and I have two healthy biological children, but we are considering adopting a child to add to our family in the next couple yrs (DH cannot have any more bio children.) My question is, in the research I've been doing I've noticed a lot of sites (particularly international adoptions) say that you may not be eligible to adopt if you are taking anti-depressants and/or have a history of depression. I have been taking SSRIs since October and have been doing fantastic. Do you think this is a deal breaker? I don't know that I want to continue on anti-depressants indefinitely, should I consider talking to my doctor about going off them now since it will likely be at least 3 or 4 years before we actively pursue adoption? Or will any history of depression/treatment disqualify me? I've never been hospitalized, suicidal, etc.View Thread
I should add that, if after going off the meds I discover that I still need them, I'd go back on them. I would rather be a good mom to two children than a bad mom to three. The reason I'm thinking more of an international adoption is that since we've already parented 2 children we aren't as concerned with getting a newborn or very young infant. I think I'm hoping for 1 to 5 year old.View Thread
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