What to Do While You Wait to Adopt


Families in the process of  adopting experience a host of emotions and feelings. But, perhaps the hardest part of the whole process is the waiting–waiting to complete the home study, waiting for the right match, waiting to finalize the adoption. This tip sheet identifies things you can focus on while you wait: building a support network, preparing your home, researching what you can about the child, and taking care of yourself and your family.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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