"My Hands-On Wait to Adopt"

I wasn't going to just wait around during the wait to adopt. Instead, here's how I chose to fill the time.

After focusing for several months on homestudy paperwork and the details in our "Dear Birth Parent" letter, entering the waiting pool with our agency seemed like a letdown. Now there was nothing left to do but wait — or so it seemed. Coincidentally, twice early in our waiting period, two speakers at separate events read from Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go. The rhythmic words lodged inside my head, "...or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow ...

I wasn’t going to just wait around during the wait. Instead, I filled the time with networking, decorating the baby’s nursery, and more.


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