When we were singing up with our agency, they mentioned a new service called Parent Match that they had just joined. Parent Match allowed adoption agencies to match clients from all across the country and used technology that streamlined the matching process. They asked us if we wanted to be listed in it. We said yes.
We completed our home study in October and settled in for the wait. Just after Christmas, mere *weeks* later, the phone rang. Our son had just been born and the expectant mother’s agency found us through Parent Match. We jumped on a plane and closed the book on our last Christmas without a child to hold.
I still can’t believe we were matched so quickly and I know it would not have been possible if we had not chosen an agency signed up with Parent Match. I wanted to share our story to so you can see what is possible and for us is no longer a hope, but a reality.
If you haven’t already, ask your agency about Parent Match and how it can fit into your adoption plan.