IAMA single man who recently adopted a 14-year-old "emotionally disturbed" boy. AMAA
Ok everyone, I think think I'm done answering questions for now. Thanks for the positive comments and the suggested resources.
August - Potentially matched with my son.
October 21 - Met my son for the first time.
November 4 - He moved in.
- November 16 - Finalized the adoption!
edit: Front page? Wow. I didn't expect this much interest. :) I'm answering questions as fast as I can.
edit2: To answer a common question, we are both Caucasian.
edit3: I'm 32 years old.
edit4: A co-worker just asked me. "Which is better, the day you adopted your son or the day you made the reddit front page?" I quickly answered: "The day I adopted my son."
edit5: There have been many comments to the tune of "you have inspired me to foster/adopt". Before you do, be very aware of what you are getting into. My story does not yet have a happy ending. It is possible that there won't be a happy ending. Fostering/adopting an older child is one of the most diffcult taks you can ever take on. You must be willing to help these children without any expectation of a return of your love and you definetely cannot expect gratitude. I am giving my son every opportunity I can to become an adult who is able to do what he wants to do with his life. Whether or not he chooses to accept those opportunities is entirely up to him.