Adoptive parents, expecting parents, and birth parents have many decisions to make as they begin their journey into the adoption world.
This journey is met with lots of questions, and often times confusion. One of those questions is often times, “Should I use an adoption agency or just an attorney?”
Let us preface this conversation with a couple truths:
One of Choosing Hope Adoptions mantra’s and practices is that adoption should never feel transactional. Adoption should always be relational.
Partnering with an adoption agency sets you up for an adoption journey that is more relational than transactional. At Choosing Hope you are instantly welcomed by our wholistic team approach. We work and serve alongside you. You are met with a team of professionals – Licensed Social Workers, Expecting
Parent Advocates, Agency Director, and Administrative staff that all know the adoption process from the inside out. We gather as a team to pray and work together on each client’s individual needs. Your needs, hopes, and dreams for both you and your child(ren) are our top priority…birth family and
adoptive family alike!
Your long-term HOPES AND DREAMS become our heartbeat for you. We will both guide you and connect you with resources to help you and your family achieve your dreams and meet your needs. It is our hope, whether you are an adoptive parent, expecting parent, or birth parent that our relationship
grows into one that lasts a life time.
Will paper and legal work be a part of the process? Yes, of course. And it will be done very well. But your long term emotional wellbeing is just as important if not more important. We are in it with you for as long as you will allow us to be a part of your life. We hope to call you a friend.
Adoption Agency’s tend to be relational, offer long term care and support, and surround their clients with a team of professionals.
Ohio’s Rules….why agency placement is wise.
In Ohio when a child with special needs is placed through an adoption agency they can qualify for adoption subsidy. Adoption Subsidy is an adoption benefit that includes a medical card and often times a monthly stipend. Adoption subsidy makes it possible for many adoptive parents, who otherwise couldn’t, say YES to adopting a child with special needs. It also assures birth parents that their child with special needs will always have their medical needs covered.
Children with special needs who are placed directly through an attorney, in Ohio, cannot quality for this subsidy. For this reason, we feel strongly that placing through an agency, in the state of Ohio, is in the best interest of all children.
Holler with any other questions you might have on this subject! We’d love to talk.