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Are you waiting to adopt? These struggles may sound familiar

If you're waiting to adopt a newborn baby in Minnesota, you may have to wait for an extended period. Your adoption will eventually happen, but it could take longer than you were hoping. During this nerve-wracking waiting time, you can expect to deal with some unique struggles.

A few things you'll have to get used to while you're waiting to adopt:

-- Worrying about your cellphone service: Would-be adoptive parents need to respond quickly to a call from their adoption agency. Being slow to respond could mean that another parent gets a chance to adopt your baby. It can be frightening to think that you'll momentarily lose cell phone service.

-- Skipping vacations: When you finally do get that call, it could mean that you're heading to the hospital immediately to pick up your baby. If you're out of town or on vacation, you might not be able to get home in time. This means that if you take a weekend out of town, it's best to stay close so you can drive home within several hours.

-- Getting a false alarm call from the adoption agency: Your adoption agency might call you for any number of reasons that has nothing to do with a new baby. However, every time you see the adoption agency's number on your caller ID, your heart will definitely skip a beat.

If you want to adopt a baby in Minnesota, you can make your dream come true with the help of a family law attorney who handles adoption cases. Your lawyer will help you work with different agencies and provide various strategies that can speed up the process and ensure your adoption proceeds appropriately.

Source: Romper, "8 Struggles Every Woman Waiting For An Adoption Call Knows All Too Well," Emily Westbrooks, May 18, 2017

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