8 Things To Do While You Wait For An Adoption

So, what’s a waiting person or couple to do to pass the time?

Maya Brown-Zimmerman January 15, 2017

We waited two years, two months, one week, and four days before we met the baby girl who would become our daughter. Friends laughed when they’d heard that I had kept track of the time, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a number of waiting parents reading this could also tell me how long their wait has been thus far. And while there are things you can do to get the word out that you’re hoping to adopt, at the end of the day the wait is going to be as long as it’s going to be. So, what’s a waiting person or couple to do to pass the time? Here are some ideas!

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Maya Brown-Zimmerman

Maya Brown-Zimmerman is a mother of three, both biologically and through adoption. She has been blogging since before it was cool, and is passionate about everything from open and ethical adoption to special needs advocacy and patient-physician communication. In her spare time (ha!) she's on the board of directors for a medical nonprofit and enjoys medical and crime dramas. You can read more from her on her blog, Musings of a Marfan Mom.


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