My step-son asked us to adopt a child many times. He has a brother and a sister but wants another to play games with. My husband and I have made a decision not to have children either way. I couldn't live with myself if my child was also diagnosed with Bipolar. Our child would have a higher chance getting Bipolar since I have the disorder. Adopting would be difficult to do from other personal issues.
I am sad every time he ask this question. How do you tell a 13 year old"I can not have children due to having bipolar and your farther and I can not adopt because of other issues and they are too difficult for you to understand"
My step-son has some special needs and him and I have a special bond. He would not understand any of this. Thank you for taking the time in reading my blog.
I must take time to come into God's presence, to feel my weakness and my need, and to renew my fellowship with him. (Andrew Murray)