A Father Speaks for Older Child Adoption

Adoptive dad and first-time parent Tom Court shares about deciding to pursue older child adoption, his son Eric, and how adopting an older child may be right for you and your family. 

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Our 6-month old baby seems to be growing at a healthy rate. In the past six months, he’s grown about five centimeters. He has a healthy appetite and has gained ten pounds. Last week his voice cracked and he’s showing the typical signs of pre-adolescence.

All normal healthy development signs for a baby…right?

Perhaps I should mention that our 6-month old baby is actually a 12-year-old boy whom we adopted from China last November. He is our son, Eric, and we can’t imagine life without him.

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