8 (Potential) Bottlenecks in the Adoption Process

These times of waiting cause bottlenecks, or areas of blockage, in the adoption process.

Virginia Spence September 06, 2018

Novelist Paulo Coelho wrote, “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” The adoption process is much the same way. There is a lot of “hurry up and wait,” where you rush around gathering everything that you are required to turn in, only to turn it in and have to wait for others to do their part. These times of waiting cause bottlenecks, or areas of blockage, in the adoption process. They can be infuriating.

On your adoption journey, these bottlenecks will test your patience and threaten your resolve. When you get to the point that you want to give up, just remind yourself of the reason that you held on so long. Author Mandy Hale aptly said, “You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” The following slides are some instances that could potentially cause a bottleneck in your entire adoption process.

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Virginia Spence

Virginia Spence and her husband Eric are the proud parents of two awesome boys who joined their family via domestic infant adoption. Their journey through infertility and into the world of adoption awoke in her a passion for life at all ages/stages, especially the tiniest lives in the womb and the women who carry them, and a desire to champion the cause of those who choose to adopt. Virginia desires to be a voice for adoption through advocacy and education as well as an encouragement to those suffering through infertility. Virginia loves to read and considers herself a coffee connoisseur. When she isn't writing or drinking giant mugs of coffee, Virginia can be found watching Paw Patrol and racing hot wheel cars with her boys.


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