How long will we have to wait for our child?

Trying not to sound vague, we have to be honest and tell you that, we don’t know! Some families are placed within weeks of completing the home study process. Others must wait months. The average wait for families is that of a normal pregnancy.

In most cases, the biological parents participate in the selection process with appropriate staff personnel..then the Lord steps in and makes the decision! In special situations, families are chosen because they have indicated that they are open to circumstances which may surround the heritage, conception, pregnancy, or birth of a particular child.

You can greatly reduce your wait by thoroughly researching a variety of possibilities before completing an inquiry packet. Your pediatrician or the genetics department of a medical college is a great source of information.

Click the links below for more in-depth information:

Common Questions for Adoptive Families
Understanding the Adoption Process