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#1 HeatherT

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

Hi-
I am about to investigate how to go about adopting a child. I know some countries will not allow you to adopt a child if one of the parents has been diagnosed with lupus. I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a resource that would have information on countries' health restrictions for international adoptions.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Heather

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:02 AM

Hi Heather,

I sent you a PM with a link, so if you're not logged in you won't see it. I do wish you the best on this!

Hugs to you,
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:15 AM

Heather,
My son is adopted, but I adopted him before I was diagnosis with scleroderma. All I know is that when we adopted him both parents had to be 40 or younger. We adopted 15 years ago this fall. If I find out anything I wll let you know.
Take Care!
Nan

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:15 AM

I've looked into international adoptions. China, I believe, is the strictest regarding health issues. They want a clean bill of health and have weight restrictions. Other countries are requiring a medical evaluation be done, but don't specify what would happen if you had a chronic illness.

To be honest, I got overwhelmed by it all and decided to put things on hold for now.

I wish you all the best!
Nelly

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 01:07 PM

Heather,
I tried to research for you and it was too much...my ######. My sister is looking to adopt. I am going to email her and see if she has a reputable website or some information. When I googled, I read a lot about China and it was not so encouraging, and I got to overwhelmed too. I would think there is a phone number that you could call to get instant answers. I will keep trying. I wish you the best.
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 01:46 PM

Heather,

I am adopting in the next few weeks. Everyone knows I am ill and its ok. I just need a letter from my Dr saying I am not going to pass awayin the next few years. As soon as the letter is sent, probate is to be called and a date set for the adoption.

I am sure each state has different guildlines for this so I would suggest that maybe calling your local DCF office ( department of children and families), or even probate court and see what they say.

Best of luck on ths new venture!!

Hugs,
Patty
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:19 PM

Thanks so much for the info and all the support. I will be sure to update everyone on this process as I go through it.

Heather