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Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:" You should always trust your gut. Also people should call and meet with at LEAST three agencies."


Yeah.. I usually have a pretty damn good intuition when it comes to that stuff lol



We called 4 agencies before we called our county's social services dpt to see what their process was. Cost-wise, we decided to try the social services adoption route first and if it doesnt work for us then we will likely use Bethany Christian Services (we aren't religious but grew up Christian) since we have met several people who had really good placements from there.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67172 posts
status 31st Aug '11
Quoting Casey :]:" Yeah.. I usually have a pretty damn good intuition when it comes to that stuff lol We called 4 agencies ... [snip!] ... (we aren't religious but grew up Christian) since we have met several people who had really good placements from there."


I'd like to adopt from or through a Christian agency or facilitator.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting αutumn time ♥:" I'd like to adopt from or through a Christian agency or facilitator."


check out http://www.bethany.org they have 4 locations in CO

G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Casey :]:" check out http://www.bethany.org they have 4 locations in CO"


I go to a large Christian mega church and when I asked them for a referral I figured they would tell me Bethany but they did NOT. Instead they recommended our local small agency.



The reason I do not like Bethany is because the more you make the more they charge you for an adoption! WTF? Or at least it was that way in 2009. A also have heard many people waiting 2+ years with Bethany.



Though they ARE a legitamate agency. But I think you'll end up spending $30K with them.



What have you heard? Are you working through them? I hope you have a positive experience if that's the route you are taking.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67172 posts
status 31st Aug '11
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:" I go to a large Christian mega church and when I asked them for a referral I figured they would tell ... [snip!] ... What have you heard? Are you working through them? I hope you have a positive experience if that's the route you are taking."


No offense, but eff that. We might as well spend that on two rounds of IVF.

Mama_Casey Due April 4; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Livermore, CA, United States 10198 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Adoption is Awesome:" I go to a large Christian mega church and when I asked them for a referral I figured they would tell ... [snip!] ... What have you heard? Are you working through them? I hope you have a positive experience if that's the route you are taking."


We are going through foster care to adopt. I didn't want to take a loan out to do an agency adoption and since we are 22 (me) and 25 (DH) we would need to in order to fund it all.

G&G's Mommy 66 kids; Michigan 1186 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Casey :]:" We are going through foster care to adopt. I didn't want to take a loan out to do an agency adoption and since we are 22 (me) and 25 (DH) we would need to in order to fund it all."


I pray that you will be patient with the system and wait for a placement that you and your husband feel is a good fit for your situation.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67172 posts
status 31st Aug '11

Anyone know about the military and adoption?

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting αutumn time ♥:" Anyone know about the military and adoption?"


Were a military family and trying to adopt. But are in the beginning of the process.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67172 posts
status 31st Aug '11
Quoting Bee's Mama:" Were a military family and trying to adopt. But are in the beginning of the process."


I know the military offers tax cuts and whatnot.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
1st Sep '11
Quoting αutumn time ♥:" I know the military offers tax cuts and whatnot."

Yeah I have heard that, I think that is after the adoption. Theres also another tax credit through the government.

Trio of Girls Italy 14488 posts
10th Sep '11

Hey everyone, I'm Tammy. I have 3 beautiful daughters, 15, 12, & 2 and want to adopt a boy. After another failed/horrible pregnancy DH and I have decided we are officially going to adopt :D We're not going to adopt a newborn because I feel bad for the older kids that don't get adopted but we're also not adopting a teen either (Ihave 2 of those already :roll:) We want a boy ranging from 2-4 so our daughter and him can grow up together.

We haven't officially started the process since 1, we just agreed on this last night 2, we want him out of the military, and 3, we need him to be seizure free so we're waiting on his surgery/recovery to be over.

I have never felt so strongly about adopting as I do today. I've actually changed my career because of the last time DH and I talked about adopting. I'm am currently enrolled in college to be a Family Law Attorney specializing in Adoption, custody, ect. After reading that you're probably wondering why I'm in here, well I'm only in my 3rd semester, 1st year so I don't have all the knowledge about how this works yet. I only have basic knowledge & experience from when DH adopted my oldest.

Anyway, I want/need to know everything about TTA and where I should start. Any advice would be helpful.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
12th Sep '11

Who else is doing foster to adopt? We are not half way through our classes, but I cant help but think about what kids we will get. We want to foster 0-7, but hoping to adopt 2-4. Anyways I am getting nervous about getting a school age kid. My daughter is only 2, so were in the learning phases of each age. I am sure it will all be fine, but its something I am nervous about.

The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
25th Sep '11

Is any one knowledgeable about adopting a child that has been removed from the home by CPS? Justin is her uncle, by blood, and there's no one else that is able to take her. Every one else in the family is a convicted felon, is involved in the possible abuse case, or in trouble with the law for being a hard core druggie.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
25th Sep '11
Quoting The Biscuit Farmer.:" Is any one knowledgeable about adopting a child that has been removed from the home by CPS? Justin is ... [snip!] ... family is a convicted felon, is involved in the possible abuse case, or in trouble with the law for being a hard core druggie. "


I know its possible, and normally looked at before adopting to non relatives. You would need to contact the county where the child is, and let them know. Also just cause she was taken by CPS doesnt mean she wont go back with her parents. Reunification by the parents is number 1, then they will look to relatives.