Adoption within the family ??'s
I don't know which board this really belongs on so I thought I would put it here. Sorry if it's in the wrong place.... Here is the issue. My sister is almost 8 weeks pregnant with her 4th child. She is single and only the first 2 children share the same father. Her children are 11,8, and the last one turned 1 on the 17th of this month. She has decided that she does not want this baby. She is considering abortion which our family has always strongly disaggreed with. She has even had strong feelings against it in the past. Now she feels that a new baby would ruin everything for her and simply wants to go on with the three kids she has.
I have tried to talk her out of is based on how I feel about the whole thing. I have offered, after talking to my DH of course, to adopt the baby once it is born. This will be 5 children for me but this is a very important issue to me that this baby stays in our family.
Does anyone know how interfamily adoptions generally work? Is this even a realistic goal? Our whole family agree's that one more baby is simply more than she can, or wants, to take on. Any insight would be appreciated
Mindy (Type 1 Dx'd 11/94..Insulin Pump)