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What to Do During the International Adoption Wait

The wait for custody, which can span years in international adoptions, can seem an eternity. A typical pregnancy is a definite period, while the international adoption wait is more often not. The questions from well-meaning loved ones come often. “How much longer?” “Any news?” And even “Why does it take so long?” A lack of control over the process coupled with a longing in one’s heart can be excruciating. “Do something!” the brain screams at the expectant parent. Because at...