So I met with 2 adoption social workers in my office today to just ask questions and get general info about the process. Me and H are going to try to start the application process in the fall. I found out H's old criminal charges won't be an issue (they are minor and from over 1o yrs ago, but was worried just the same). They said that there is a good chance we could get a baby under 1 because unfortunately a lot of people have been giving up babies under the Safe Haven law in our state. They told me they will probably try to talk me into older kids or multiples, and open adoption. Me and H will have to do some discussions to see what we can handle. They also said we don't have to have the baby's room ready per se for the home inspection, but it might not hurt to have a crib or bassinet and car seat, and maybe baby gates, safety features, etc.. Some people get calls to take a baby that night.
We also need to get a carbon monoxide detector (which we should probably have anyway).
I already knew this, but in MA if you adopt through the state, they pay legal fees and college tuition at a MA state school.
Anyone else on the board considering adopting?