When adopting an older child, you want to consider many things including the reason why you’d like to adopt, your age, your health, your financial well-being, and what you could offer the child. There are over 500,000 children in foster care that need permanent loving adoptive parents to call their own. If you feel that you are called to adopting older children, this is one area to look into through state and county adoption programs in your area that are both affordable and rewarding.
Educate yourself on steps to success in adopting older children. They often have come from traumatic situations or simply need help knowing they can trust you. Be prepared and educated going in.