From time to time, we come across references to our services on the web where people are talking about us. We recently found a post on another blog, in response to a question on that blog, that referred to our services. Here is the response, just as posted on the site:
“My husband and I have a daughter that we adopted through an adoption agency calledFamily To Family Adoptions Inc. they were wonderful to work through.
We had already completed our homestudy through an independant agent. With a homestudy they do background checks, ask you and your spouse lots of questions, make sure your house meets safety standards.
Once we called the agency we filled out an application, and they then presented out to expecting mothers. Once one of the mothers picked us, we were and waited for our daughter to be born. However, we only waited a week, because her birthmother was at the end of her pregnancy.
With the profile, it will consist of a letter you write to the birthmother, it is called the Dear Birthmother. There will also be pictures of you and your family, maybe your house, pets, etc. This profile needs to help the birthmother know you just by reading it.
In some cases the birthmother will want to meet before the birth, sometimes birthmother will never want to meet you.
To become foster parents you need to take a course provided by the state to receive a liscense. In many states this course is called PRIDE Classes. Parents Resources for Information, Development, and Education. There will be between 30-35 hours of class time plus homework. The state will then have a homestudy done for you the same way you would for the adoption agency.
Once everything is cleared they will send you your liscense and you will be able to start fostering. With the time your case worker is with you you will have figured out how many children you can care for and what ages you would like to work with.
Adoptions prices can be $ 17000 to $ 30000
There will almost always be an aplication fee but NEVER pay more that $ 500 for that fee.
Our adoption cost was about $ 17000 to the agency, then about $ 700 for lawyer fees to finalize the adoption.
Foster care just cost the time you invest in it. We are also starting the adoption process through foster care and that is just going to cost lawyer fees for finalization.
Our adoption agency is Family To Family Adoptions Inc and their website is fam2fam.org or phone number 281-342-4042
This is the unedited posting. We chose to re-post it because it is one of several responses to the question and is a little hard to find on the other blog.