Written by CAS ABC Executive Director, Phyllis Stephenson. 

The wait to complete the adoption process for both international and domestic adoption takes its toll on the family. Our families are so dedicated to building their family system through adoption and the wait is the greatest challenge. Typically this is the time between completing the home study matching and adoption completion.

Our team at CAS ABC is prepared to support you during the wait. We are expanding our programs with counseling, child-specific training and preparation, and individualized bonding activities. These activities support building a relationship during the wait so the family connection is established before the adoption is complete. Please contact your team specialist today to design a relationship building plan during the wait of adoption. Just remember – “ the wait” is worth the amazing gift of family. A special thank you to all of our families for having hearts to endure the wait as they have their eyes on the homecoming!