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Can some of you share how long it took to adopt?


Following…We are in our third year waiting.  International adoption.

Posted by Honduras Hope on Jan 29, 2018 at 11:19am

It varies depending on what type of adoption you are interested in. International, domestic infant, domestic older child, or foster adopt. It also depends on your child preferences, girl or boy, special needs or not, minority or not, open or closed adoption, etc. For myself, I was looking for legally free girls in foster care, under age 7 with severe medical needs but only minor behavioral problems. It took 2.5 years the first time and a little over 3 years the second time.

Posted by rn4kidz on Jan 29, 2018 at 2:41pm

It took us 1 year and 1 month from the time we signed with our adoption facilitator to when we matched with our daughter’s birth mom. We were open to boy or girl, Caucasian and Hispanic and said that we were willing to discuss drugs/alcohol exposure.

I think it’s all a matter of what agency if any you are using or if you are trying to self match, how open you are, and also your profile book.

Posted by KChiarilli on Jan 29, 2018 at 3:11pm

Definitely a lot of factors come into play, including how you are trying to adopt (international, domestic newborn, or foster care) and what you are open to (age range, siblings, race, special needs, the list goes on… the more open you are obviously the bigger ‘pool’ of children are out there)

We adopted from foster care and finalized our two girls adoption on 12/5/17.  We started the whole process at the beginning of 2014, becoming licensed that same year in November, however we were open to doing traditional foster care as well and had a placement come to us who ended up staying nearly three years before going home. A few profiles crossed our path while he was with us but until the one for our girls we didn’t feel compelled to try for any of them while we still had him. We received their profile in June 2016, waited what felt like forever for DSS to choose us, then finally began a slow transition towards the end of 2016. They moved in officially in February 2017, and became legally ours in December.

Posted by toinfinityandbiond on Jan 29, 2018 at 7:51pm

Our first took 4 years and two months and we were very open to race/situations. We had a lot of bad luck…lost job, moved, needed to restart home study etc. Our second we were even more open and under a time deadline as our agency was retiring and we waited 5-6 months. Both of our boys were so worth the wait!!

Posted by tls on Jan 30, 2018 at 3:45am

our one & only took one month after we were Home Study approved

Posted by blumoon1919 on Jan 31, 2018 at 6:18pm
Posted by blumoon1919 on Jan 31, 2018 at 6:19pm
Posted by blumoon1919 on Jan 31, 2018 at 6:19pm

I do recommend Progeny Hope Pregnancy and Education Center in Roswell, GA. (
We adopted our daughter through them. Their email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
They are small but very effective and we enjoyed working with them.
Our process only took 2.5 months. Our birth mom was already 7 months pregnant when we matched!
The director Darren is very honest and very protective of adoptive parents. They do have a good reputation for ethics and education.

Posted by lilliereels on Feb 15, 2019 at 11:15am

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