What does it mean that we have been approved for adoption?
It means that our profile has been added to our organization's pool of adoptive families and is available to be viewed by women who desire to place their unborn child up for adoption.
How long will it take to be placed with a baby?
It could be 2 months or 2 years. It all depends on when/if a birth mom chooses us. If a birth mom chooses us after she has delivered her baby in the hospital, then we will most likely meet our baby within 2 weeks. If a birth mom chooses us when she is 2 months away from her due date, then we will most likely meet our baby in a little over 2 months. If a birth mom chooses not to select parents for her baby (perhaps she feels this process is too painful and decides to simply allow the agency to select a good family for her), then the agency chooses the family who has been waiting the longest and that family has typically been waiting around 18 months.
Please pray for God's perfect timing as we wait for the newest little Vruggink to join our family.
Please pray for us to have patience as we wait for the phone call that will change our lives and the life of our baby. It's such a strange feeling to be ready to have new baby within 2 weeks and also knowing we may have to wait 2 years.
Please pray for our unborn child's safety and physical development as he/she develops in his/her birthmom's womb.
Please pray for our child's birthmom to have the strength and courage to choose life and our family for her baby.
Please pray for God's peace to surround as and our baby's birthmom throughout the adoption process.