Adoptive Families Blog

How to Handle the Wait in your Journey to Adopt a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 30, 2014

Choosing the path of adoption to parenthood can be a process. As you progress through your adoption process, you’ll need to have patience. But you can take comfort in the fact that the wait will soon be over and you will adopt a child!

Before thinking about adoption, you may have spent a long time hoping and longing for a child. If adoption is the path that you’ve chosen to parenthood, know that it is a process. So, it’s important to have patience in the wait as you step forward through the adoption journey.

From time to time, you may question yourself and your adoption. You may question those that are working to help you adopt. Thoughts that you might have during the adoption wait include wondering if adoption is the right thing for you, and if you’ll succeed in adopting. As you wonder during your adoption wait, you may feel as if your patience is stretched thin.

Remember, adopting is a process, and it will not happen immediately. Think about this though: the time you spend going through the adoption process and procedures will seem like nothing once you have your child in your arms. Your time spent waiting to adopt will seem minuscule in comparison to the hugs that you will share, the moments that you tuck them in bed, and each time they accomplish something great in their lives. As you watch them grow, when they learn to ride a bike, or even when you listen to them read aloud for the first time, the time that you waited will seem like a blink of an eye.

So, hold on. Take comfort in knowing that your adoption wait will be over. Once you adopt your child, you will be able to use the patience gained during your adoption wait towards parenting!

Topics: Adoption process, Adoption success