“When Will an Expectant Mother Pick Us?”

One father-to-be describes his anxiety and personal struggle while waiting for an adoption match made him question every aspect of his profile — and himself.

Parents waiting to be chosen for a domestic adoption wonder why a birth mother hasn't chosen them.
Is it my hairline? Should I have worn a different outfit for the pictures in our adoption profile? When you’re waiting for a domestic adoption match with a birth mother, each day that passes without a call makes you question every part of yourself and your life. You may have had this feeling during fifth-grade gym class. But back then, even the kids who were picked last were picked within five minutes. After all, gym class lasts only an hour. This ...

During the long wait for an adoption match, friends and family may be sympathetic, but they don’t understand the anxiety that leads you to question every aspect of your adoption profile — and yourself.

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