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How long does it take to connect with an expectant mom?

There are so many factors when it comes to connecting and matching with a compatible expectant mom...

There are so many factors to take into account - but the industry standard for self-connecting (self-matching via independent outreach) is 9-12 months. However, it can take as little as a week or as long as multiple years.

When it comes to finding a good match for the birth parents and adopting parents, there really is no rhyme or reason. They can happen at any time for any reason.

The best thing you can do as an adopting family is to educate yourself on ethical adoption and be open to possibilities. Here are 7 Tips for Adoption Families Talking to Expectant Moms written by Community Manager and 2x birth mom Jess. 

For those building their Connect profile, or for those who are looking to make their profile the best it can be, read Jess' 5 Tips for Building Your PairTree Profile.

For those seeking support during the waiting process, adoptive mom and home study provider Anna gives her best advice in How to Manage Waiting in Adoption.