It is important that a child/ren who has joined your family has had lots of time to feel settled and secure before thinking of adopting again. The time needed will vary depending on how old the child/ren was when they were placed with you and the experiences they may have had before joining the family.
Your older child/ren may regress when another child joins your family. It can come as a shock for adopters when their child/ren who has presented as being happy, settled and secure, ready for a younger sibling is suddenly demanding and challenging. Therefore you may find it helpful to talk through with your adoption team the timing of a further application and the age and backgrounds of children that you can consider.