Dear Dyetskiy Dom,
You asked about experiences with adoption. My kid sister moved in with us when she was eight for "two weeks." Anyway, to make a long story short, she was adopted last July after living with my family for over three years. The adoption process was quite long, but the state has given her lots of perks. (i.e. free medical/dental care, full ride to any state school that accepts her.) It's all been quite an experience.
- not the youngest anymore