Adoption - would you? Have you?

My husband is adopted and it's one of those things that I've never ruled out as something we wouldn't do... but I also haven't ever made steps to investigate actually doing it. When Audrey was in the hospital last week, there was a teeny tiny newborn across the hall from her with no family at all. It broke my heart to see that the nurses and volunteers were the only ones giving the baby any attention. Since then, I haven't been able to stop thinking about adoption and I think I'm finally ready to start really looking into it. Any tips from those that have done it? Have you ever considered adoption before?

BethSummerville, South Carolina
    When I thought I couldn't have kids, my ex husband and I briefly spoke about adoption. His father had some issues with the law, so did my ex, so I was worried that they would reject us. A little while later we got a divorce so I was relieved that we never went through with it. Since having Charlie I realize I would be completely open to it. I cannot imagine that poor baby in the hospital. Thanks for having a big heart and not be afraid to feel things Beth Valencia. You are beautiful!
      My husband is adopted too. I'm very open to the idea, but I'm not sure we could afford it. Ironically, my husband is more against it then I am. He think adoption is great and his story ended well but he knows there can be a lot of struggle with raising and adopted child. I keep telling him that he'd be great at raising an adopted child because he'd know what they're going through but he's not so sure.
      About Beth
      Current: Summerville, South Carolina
      Birth: September 18
      On since: Aug 18, 2013
      obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.