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How do you pick the best adoption agency?

28 November 2009 9 Responses

A Parent asks, My husband and I will (hopefully) begin the adoption process in September. We have been talking to AGAPE but I was wondering if there are other agencies I should consider using. And if we use one agency, can we still adopt children from other agencies? I just want to go with the best agency and would like a little feed back if anyone here has any experience in this situation. Thanks!

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  • cantstopLinnyG said:


    Just to let you know a little bit about AGAPE. One of their “recruiters” hangs out in Y!A, and on every other online forum there is, trying to coerce young girls into surrendering their babies. She’s a headhunter.

    Most agencies who deal with newborn adoptions engage in this type of behavior, so please be careful. They even tell the mothers to with hold the father’s name, which is illegal. Any adoption done like this is null and void and can be overturned.

    If you want to make sure your adoption is ethical, please adopt through foster care. There are babies available for adoption through foster care, too.

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  • Heather B said:


    Bawahahahahah! They have the feelers out everywhere for vulnerable women to hoik into their keep net!

    Please don’t deal with predators who use unethical practises. Go with social services.

    Tip. Avoid the one’s with employees with specific job titles like “Child Recruiter” blech

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  • DevonChaos said:


    I would pick one that doesn’t charge for children. AGAPE makes a profit on the adoptions, and to me, that is unethical. I also find many of their practices unethical. They “recruit” pregnant women so that they can coerce children from them. Based on this alone, I wouldn’t ever go through them for anything. Many other agencies are the same way.
    Foster care is inexpensive, and those children need homes.
    If we stop giving our business to places like AGAPE, perhaps they will realize that they are morally bankrupt, and that everyone knows it.

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  • Princess Cherbs said:


    If I were you, the one I would pick out…so to speak…is the one that doesnt charge!! Explain to me how they actually convince people to pay for babies?

    If people volunteer to build homes for needy families, then there must be people who are willing to volunteer to give needy babies new families. Think about it

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  • Faith K said:


    sounds funny, but if you go talk to a pastor/preist over at like a Unitarian church, they will have a list of really nice adoption agencys. even if you dont want a religious adoption, they will still recomend all of the agencys in the area. good luck!!

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  • life is like the ocean said:


    There is no “best” adoption agency. Agencies are hired to find young pregnant women, and they use unethical practices to manipulate young women out of their precious babies. They get rewarded with lots of money for this barbaric and inhumane act by adoptive parents.

    Do not be one of the parents that finance this criminal act against young women and their newborn infants.

    If you are about the needs of children, do not finance the break up of a infants family by hiring an agency. Go to foster care, where broken families already exist and a child needs a home.

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  • Just a Mom said:


    I think that going with foster care is the best way to go. And don’t answer any emails from Michelle/Dianna trying to convince you otherwise.

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  • Mychildren'smom said:


    Go through social services. Agencies robe people blind.

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  • grapesgum said:


    Social services.

    Please do not fund the coercive practices of US infant adoption agencies that hunt down pregnant women and use scams to separate babies from their mothers. Adoptive parents who fund the unethical practices of adoption agencies are equally guilty of coercion.

    Thanks!

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