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October 20, 2006 10:30 AM Subscribe
My partner and I would eventually like to adopt a child - not immediately but some year soon. I am wondering if my medical history would effect my chances/application?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In the past I have had the following - eating disorder related depression (Paxil) (aged 16-18 or so), an abortion (when I was 19), and depression yet again at age 20 - more paxil for a year. For the second bout of depression I didn't feel it was related to the termination, more university related stress ubt my doctor may have thought otherwise. I know that medical checks and history are required (at this stage I haven't delved too much into the requirements of the adoption process) - because I don't want to get too eager about this if it simply not going to happen because of my medical past. I'm 25 now....
And my partner? He doesn't even get colds - so he's fine, I can't remember the last time he saw a doctor! We will be married etc etc when we do attempt to adopt but this is a will my health past screw this up question.