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Hello everyone, I’m new to this group.  I wanted to share my story and where we’re at.  We’ve done a few rounds with an IUI and finally gave up.  We’re now waiting for a baby, and we’ve just done our 3rd homestudy, so we’re 3 years into waiting.  We were recently told that there is a woman who’s about to deliver next month and she doesn’t want to keep the baby.

This is one of the best news that we’ve heard in a VERY long time.  Just out of curiosity, if anyone in this group has gone through the adoption process, and how long did you wait?  Unfortunately, our only option is to adopt domestically, but I feel like the waiting game has been so long for us, and we feel like giving up, but this happened last week about a birth mother that doesn’t want to keep her baby.

This would be the best Christmas present EVER!  I’m just asking for some prayers, and keeping my husband and I in your thoughts.  I know I feel like jumping the gun, but I really hope this is the present that my husband and I have been waiting for.  Thank you in advance for you love and support!!


*hugs* to you and hope this is your Christmas miracle.  My husband and I have done the adoption process twice.  With both of our children, it was a year from when we started the process until they came home.  Are you signed on with more than one agency? 
Wishing you the best!!

Posted by kdm1112 on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:11pm

Glad to hear that your staying positive, but let me tell you it gets harder the longer you have to wait. My wife and I been through all the IVF stuff and we are on our 4th year of waiting to adopt, (14 years of trying), believe me when I say being positive gets harder the longer you have to wait. My wife and I were actually match with a birth mother this time last year and then she backed out two days before Christmas. So count your blessing if it works out for you, because waiting sucks!

Posted by jelijah on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:15pm

Waiting is hard for sure. My husband and i went through several rounds of IUI and prayed hard about adoption. We went through the adoption journey twice (our daughter is 4 and our son is 2) and we waited about 13 months for each. The first one through an agency and the second through an attorney. Someone once said on our journey, the good news is it will happen if you hang in there. It helped us to hold on to that hope through failed matches and no calls. May your Christmas blessing be the baby you’ve been waiting for. I’ll be praying.

Posted by Bella228 on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:58pm

Thank you all for the words of encouragement!!  We started this journey back in 2012, and we completed our 3rd homestudy to keep everything updated.  The waiting hasn’t been that bad until this year.  We knew of the emotional roller coaster, but we’ve been keeping ourselves busy.  It’s not in the for front of our minds, kind of out of sight out of mind.  Life hasn’t stopped for us.  Lots of change with jobs and life events with family.

To answer the above question, about going through more than one agency, we’re only going through one agency.

Posted by tigger7391 on Dec 19, 2017 at 4:25pm

We waited 4 years and two months for our first adoption. Pure hell but he is SO worth it. Our second we waited about 6 months. For both we were very open for race and situations but for second we were very very open to try to get placement quicker. Both were so worth it! Be patient for God’s plan… good luck. Waiting is so hard. Take care. Hugs to you!

Posted by tls on Dec 22, 2017 at 3:13am

Praying that it went well and that you’re blessed by sleep deprivation, baby coos, and warm snuggles.

Posted by Adoption Hopes on Mar 03, 2018 at 8:26pm

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