I first became a foster mom and then adopted a little girl when I was 48 and have had Crohns for 20 years. During the process I told them but maybe because it was through the state (Oregon) they did not care as there as so many kids here waiting to be adopted. Could be different in a private adoption. I say go for it, there are days I have a hard time dealing but she can brighten up my day real easy. Good Luck on whatever you decide to do.
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I say you should go for it...
I had 2 kids before diagnosis and I care for them both just fine. Some days are not perfect but no one is looking at taking them away from me cause I have an illness so I see no reason you cannot adopt. You also have your husband which I assume does not have an illness.
so many kids need homes and if you want them I think you should really research it and go for it!
I think you are awesome for thinking about doing this!!!! You never know there might be a kid with CD out there that needs a Mom.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08