My husband and I have our hearts set on international adoption and we had our eligibility meeting with an agency and I was so disappointed to discover that we really have no realistic options because of the ages of our kids (our youngest is 20 months) and because I take an antidepressant. The second reason was crushing. Our kids will get older and we'll have more options then, but it's not like I can stop taking the medication. In addition to feeling judged, I feel like I've let my husband down since I'm the reason our options are limited or possibly non-existent.
I'm not sure if I'm venting here or looking for advice. I was so excited to start the adoption process and now we're back to figuring out what our options are. I'm contacting another agency to see if they happen to work with countries who have no restrictions on medications. We're also seriously deciding whether to pursue domestic adoption.
Thanks for listening!