Frustration and waiting during the adoption process

As the adoptive mother of seven children, Langka Treadwell knows the frustrations of waiting during the adoption process all too well. Hear what she has to say about getting through the process.
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Frustration and waiting during the adoption process

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The most frustrating elements to adoption for most parents is the wait. I think that a lot of people come to the process when they have already spent months either trying to get pregnant or years wishing for a baby or meeting the right person and when they finally come to adoption and then they may have 18 months, two years, three years ahead of them, it can be quite frustrating. Another element is the bureacracy. The constant paperwork, the piles and piles of paperwork that you know nobody may be reading. But the real fact is in the end if you really stick with it, you find a good program, you have a good support system, in the end a child is put in your arms, somebody that you are going to know every moment for the rest of your life. And all those things, all those moments, all that frustration, that is gone. It is meaningless. And it is just like when you talk to a pregnant mother who is going through being tired, being ready to have that baby out of her and blah, blah, blah. Once the baby is put in her arms, that is all history. So it is a very similar process. It is frustrating for a reason because you are about to move into a really powerful part of your life.

As the adoptive mother of seven children, Langka Treadwell knows the frustrations of waiting during the adoption process all too well. Hear what she has to say about getting through the process.

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Langka Treadwell

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Langka Treadwell is the mother to seven children adopted from all over the globe. She works and volunteers with organizations affiliated with adoption related issues.

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