This was probably my most frequently asked question! We got referrals from friends. Face Book is a wonderful place to ask friends and family for referrals (if not from them, from people they know). A few good referrals from people that have used an agency is my suggestion. Your adoption agency does not have to be in your state. Your home study agency does (which is a small portion of the adoption process and your adoption agency should help you connect with someone in your state) but your actual adoption agency can be out of state.
Why does it take so long to adopt?
I was asked this a lot too. I wish I had a good answer. In our case, it took one year to find the perfect match for our family and then six months after that to get all of the paperwork in order to be able to go get her. It’s just a slow process.
Again, I’m so sorry I can’t answer every email that was sent my way. I am just so excited that so many of you are interested in adoption! My heart is so blessed that so many of you are considering adoption too. I’m excited to see what God has in store for our family of five.
My Mushroom Sausage Kale Pasta is for dinner tonight!