"Motherhood in the Balance"

Were my dreams of being a mother about to be dashed by bipolar disorder?

Adopting with bipolar disorder is possible
I sat at the kitchen table holding the phone receiver as I waited for Nancy, our social worker at the adoption agency, to come on the line. How could I tell her that I had just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? How could I not? In my mind’s eye, I could see myself as I was in the hospital, just days earlier, so inwardly focused that I lost my ability to speak coherently. I had recovered within a day, but ...

I was terrified that telling our social worker I’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder would end our dream of having a child.


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