No, you can start connecting with expectant moms now.
Nope! You can start connecting with expectant moms anytime. However, we strongly recommend starting your home study around the same time you start building your connect profile because you DO need to be home study approved before a placement. You wouldn't want to be in a sticky situation where you match with an expectant mom and the infant is on the way, but you haven't started your home study yet. Certain state background checks can take weeks for results to return, and without a final, approved home study you legally can't have that child placed with you!
Keep in mind, one of the perks of a PairTree Home Study is a free 6 month membership for PairTree Connect. So a lot of our families start their home study before starting a Connect membership because you receive the 6 month coupon upon payment of your home study invoice.