Here’s the deal: I’m going to try to share what I can, when I can, while also keeping a certain level of privacy. The journey of adoption includes unlimited options and combinations of options. No journey is really wrong, it’s just different for everyone. What works for some may not for others and vice versa. Each step includes a very personal decision, and for us, those decisions are carefully prayed over. We will make mistakes along the way, and things that we thought would work probably won’t. That said, I don’t intend to share the names of agencies, home study case workers, etc. on here right now. I’m going to share some of the things I’ve been looking for and have come across. If you want to talk further, DM me on Instagram!
Our Process of Choosing an Adoption Agency
Step 1: Licensed Agencies
The first thing we did was get the list of licensed agencies for our state from our attorney, and then the list of licensed home study caseworkers with whom she has successfully worked. Going through the list, it was quite clear that our state has more home study agencies than adoption agencies. In my research, I learned that the reason is that we are a state where private adoptions are allowed, so there are a lot more of them than agency placements. I thought this was quite interesting. I don’t think this is the case for all states that allow private adoptions, but for us, this seems to be the case.[Read more…]