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6 Reasons It’s Okay for Adoptive Parents to Nest

Preparing for your child to come.

Shelley Skuster February 08, 2015

For many parents-to-be, the adoption process is full of unknowns.

It was no different when my husband and I began the adoption process.

While we were waiting for our home study to be completed, we didn’t know the gender or age of our child. But we set up the nursery anyway, and I’m glad we did. Six short months later, our daughter arrived with no advanced notice!

Here are six reasons it’s okay to set up your child’s bedroom and nest before you’re matched:

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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