A Friendly Warning About Waiting Children
In order to prevent heartbreak, we advise that you do not fall in love with waiting children before understanding the adoption process, it’s timetables, and necessary approvals. Please also understand the child’s special needs before considering them further.
Please know that waiting children are not, or should not, be held “waiting” by an agency. Those agencies who abide by the Hague Convention’s international adoption laws work under the supervision of governments, both domestic and foreign, to provide adopiton services. Agencies do not have the authority to keep waiting children. Only governments who have jurisdiction of the children may be willing to do that given that you follow their requirements and their timetable for the adoption process.