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Hi there,

My husband and I are adopting from the Philippines and are in our big waiting period.  We have been told the wait time from approval to match is about 18 months.  We are about half way through.  Just looking to connect with other families adopting/have adopted from the Philippines.  How long was your wait and how did you pass the time (or how are you passing the time)?!
We are going through education, getting some things ready like furniture, eating out a lot and travelling.  smile

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Hi there,
I’d prepare yourself for a longer wait - not very people get matched in under 18 months. We were lucky, but there are many, many families waiting a lot longer than that.
This is a great supportive group for lots of info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/philippinesadopt/
Hope to see you there soon!

Posted by edesanja on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:30am

you can baby proof the house
Exercise you are suddenly going to be carrying around a person…be strong
read about adoption
practice…volunteer to babysit for folks and get in some real experience
as it gets closer cook and freeze meals ahead
do your paperwork wills naming a guardian
check with health insurance re how to put the child on
save money so shortage of cash does not produce stress
are you staying home? If so live on one income if not research babysitters/day care

Posted by Regina on Sep 25, 2015 at 1:09pm

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