Ethical Adoption Agencies Ohio
Finding an Agency that Honors the Entire Adoption Triad
With hundreds of adoption agencies and independent agents in Ohio, you may feel overwhelmed by the numbers and wonder what qualities you should look for in an agency.
Whether you’re a prospective adoptive family or a pregnant woman trying to make decisions about your future, you should focus your search on ethical adoption agencies in Ohio. Ethical agencies ensure that the best interests of the child, birth family, and adoptive family are honored.
About Choosing Hope Adoptions
Choosing Hope Adoptions is a Christian-based non-profit adoption agency licensed in the state of Ohio. We are called to follow the example of Jesus by serving women, children, and hopeful families throughout the state. Our staff understands the experience of adoption from all sides of the adoption triad. We use our experience and faith to help pregnant women and prospective adoptive families through the adoption process.
Characteristics of an Ethical Adoption Agency
We’ve talked about the importance of working with an ethical adoption agency. So, you may wonder what the characteristics of an ethical adoption agency are. Ethical agencies:
- Offer full transparency in terms of the adoption process and associated fees and costs
- Will NEVER pressure the birth mother or adoptive family to do anything they’re uncomfortable with
- Provide the birth mother with impartial information regarding her choices which may include parenting, adoption, or abortion.
- Allow the birth mother to choose the adoptive family
- Require open adoption in order to create healthy, lifelong relationships between the adoptive family and the birth family
- Have trained staff available 24/7
- Thoroughly screen prospective adoptive families that go beyond state requirements
Why You Should Work with an Ethical Adoption Agency if You’re Pregnant
If you’re pregnant and unsure if you have the resources and support you need to raise a child, you may be considering alternatives, including terminating the pregnancy or placing your baby for adoption. This is the perfect time to contact an ethical agency such as Choosing Hope Adoptions.
We have a team of trained counselors available 24/7. When you contact us, we’ll take the time to get to know you and talk through all of the options available to you. While we believe that the ideal solution is for every child to be raised in a secure, loving environment, the decision about your future rests solely in your hands.
Working with an ethical agency to create an adoption plan puts you in control of your own future and allows you to design the kind of future you want for your child. You can choose the family you wish to adopt your infant from among the hopeful families we work with. Our profile books show you each family’s interests, activities, and values to help you establish a connection with a family whose values align with yours.
To give you the peace of mind that your child will be raised in a home where she or he will thrive, prospective families must undergo a stringent screening process. These screenings, known as home studies, are required to ensure the family meets the criteria set by the state of Ohio as well as our own stringent standards.
We facilitate open adoptions that allow you to choose how much contact you have with the adoptive family after your child is placed.
Additional Benefits of Working with an Ethical Agency
An adoption agent or agency that doesn’t operate under ethical standards may not offer you the choices you get when working with an ethical adoption agency. You also don’t get the level of emotional and financial support available through an agency such as Choosing Hope Adoptions. When you make an adoption plan with us, we offer additional support, including:
- Up to $3,000 to help you with housing, food, utilities, and medical expenses
- 24/7 support by phone or text
- Notifying the biological father regarding your adoption plan and taking care of legal processing and fees
- Lifetime access to a birth mother support group after your infant is placed with a family
Why You Should Work with an Ethical Adoption Agency if You Want to Adopt a Child
We understand what it means to long for a child. We know you invest far more than money in adoption. You invest your hopes and dreams as well. While it may seem tempting to work with an independent agent or to choose an agency with rock-bottom fees, you may be setting yourself up for heartache with little to no recourse should your adoption fall through.
That’s why it’s crucial to work with an agency that offers full transparency about the application process, including associated fees. Working with an ethical adoption agency can seem intimidating because of the intense screening process. However, this process ensures that you find the right match with a birth mother who is committed to her adoption plan. When the expecting mother is confident in the adoptive family’s suitability, there is much less chance of the adoption falling through.
An ethical adoption agency does not view adoptions as transactions. Instead, every adoption is the beginning of a relationship between the birth mom, the child, and your family. A strong, healthy relationship is not only the key to a successful adoption but also allows the child to grow up with a stable support network, surrounded with love.
Supporting Adoptive Parents Navigating the Process
In addition to offering complete transparency, our staff is available for our prospective adoptive families 24/7. We know that you may have additional questions about adoption after you’ve had time to review and process the information we’ve provided. And we also understand that there will be times when you want reassurance, especially if you’ve been waiting a long time to welcome a child into your family. Whether you have questions about the adoption process or need a pep talk, you can reach out to us by phone or text any time, day or night.
How Can We Serve You?
Whether you’re hoping to adopt a child or you’re an expectant mother wondering about your future, it’s essential to work with one of the ethical adoption agencies in Ohio that will honor the best interests of everyone involved in the adoption triad. Choosing Hope Adoptions approaches every adoption as a chance to reaffirm God’s love for all of His children by building lasting, loving relationships. Contact us and let us know how we can serve you.