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Hello,

I’m fairly new to putting information out there on adoption.  We’re about 3 years in waiting on the whole adoption process.  I really would like to see what everyone did in order to find their babies.  How long did the process take on the waiting?  Where are you in the waiting process?  How long did it take for those who have adopted?  I’d really like to hear all the stories.

Thank you in advance.

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It took us all together 2 years to adopt our little girl when you count the time for the home study and putting together our profile. We used an adoption facilitator in CA who helped us match with our daughter’s birth mom in Illinois. If you have any questions feel free to ask

Posted by KChiarilli on Sep 29, 2017 at 4:05pm

Ours took 2 months for paperwork and home study, then we waited for 5 months and put our adoption on hold because we moved across the country.  Because we moved, we had to do the home study again.  Once it was done, we waited 3 more weeks before we were matched and 3 more weeks before our daughter was born.  We used an adoption agency in Dallas, Texas.

Posted by Clittle on Sep 29, 2017 at 4:12pm

We were very blessed to adopt twice. Both took about 13 months. The first time was through an agency and the 2nd through an attorney. We used a ton of social media for the 2nd adoption, but that brought mostly scams. Feel free to reach out with other questions. May God bless you on your journey. It is not an easy one, but most joyous when it happens.

Posted by Bella228 on Sep 29, 2017 at 4:29pm

Once we were Home Study Approved , we matched a couple of weeks later & baby girl was born a couple of weeks after that. hang in there!

Posted by blumoon1919 on Sep 29, 2017 at 5:12pm

We are in our Third year and ready to give up. The wait has just gotten to much to bare.

Posted by jelijah on Sep 29, 2017 at 5:48pm

We are in our Third year and ready to give up. The wait has just gotten to much to bare.

Posted by jelijah on Sep 29, 2017 at 5:48pm

14 months from start of paperwork until our daughter was in our arms.  We used a multitude of sources, but, ended up adopting through the first agency we contacted.  Looking back, I would have waited much longer for her.  She is perfect for us!  Hang in there!

Posted by pednurse91 on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:46pm

We waited 3 1/2 years from the time our profile was ready and being shown to when our son was born in August 2015. I how it feels to wait so long. It is difficult but worth it. Don’t give up, hang in there.

Posted by kristm on Sep 29, 2017 at 10:01pm

Are you using an agency? If so, what do they say? If not, what are you doing, exactly? An ethical agency is the best route to private adoption.

We were in process for 9 months in 2005/06 for our son, and then 19 months in 2010/11 for our daughter.

Posted by rredhead on Sep 30, 2017 at 4:14am

What agency did those of you with short waits use?  I am new to this whole thing.  I am from NJ.

Posted by Emiluke on Oct 01, 2017 at 8:43pm

Waiting is brutal but the right child will find you. We waited four years and two months. Horrible…but our son is meant to be ours. I would have waited longer for this special man. You can do it. Hang on to hope!

Posted by tls on Oct 10, 2017 at 11:03am

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