Ask AF: Prospective Parents' Mental Health

Will mental health conditions like depression be a factor for parents pursuing adoption? Our editors answer.

Q: Could chronic depression (for which I take medication) affect my chances of adopting? I’m worried about the homestudy.

 

A: As long as your depression is well-controlled by the medication, it should not prevent you from adopting. You will need to ask your doctor for a written statement certifying that you are fit to care for a child.



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