Hello there, I have not been to this direct facility, so that it why i didn't mark 5 out of 5. However I've been through the videos and seen what is offered through them by a church group (which i am now a part of). I can't tell you how much I benefited from this. I've not been in an abusive spousal relationship until about 7 years ago. My husband and I both went separately to the counseling meetings. My husband, now ex, stopped after a couple sessions and has been working to get his life together. We no longer see each other, although we have a 7 year old son (amazing young man), at the time of counseling, 3 month old son. I continued on with the sessions and benefited greatly. I've been to multiple counseling sessions with professional therapists as well as those through the military and this was the most beneficial to me. I'm a registered nurse who had worked in hospice and at the psychiatric unit in a hospital setting. I've had training on all types of people, personalities, and issues. This training/counseling stood out and helped me out the most. I will definitely refer these materials to friends who could possibly be in the same life altering situation that I was in. Thank you greatly for the seed you all planted in me. God Bless! ☺
We used Adoption Options to adopt both of our kids. The counselors we worked with were transparent and helpful in navigating situations that we found ourselves in, which included developing an open relationship with our older child's birth mother. The second adoption process did not go smoothly, and we had 2 failed matches before successfully adopting our second child. Our counselor was somewhat helpful in those situations, but there was a lot of complicated grief to process. We had some differences of opinion with our counselor once matched with our youngest child that was definitely centered around anxiety that the match would also fall through. I think the agency is very good at being transparent about the realities of adoption. Unlike some agencies that I interviewed, I never got a feeling that they were giving me the glossed over version of the complicated relationships among the adoption triad. When selecting any agency, I suggest you also start doing your own reading on adoption and find online blogs and connections where you can learn how to make the adoption process child-centric. It's a hard process to go through, and no agency will be able to help you through all of it.
I literally can't say enough good things about Adoption Options. I am part of their flexible families program, and I have worked with several people in the office. Each and every one of them have been more than just professional and knowledgeable- they are warm, caring, friendly, helpful, and they have made the process of getting licensed for foster care and finding a child as smooth as such a thing can be. The training is OUTSTANDING, we definitely felt ready for the journey...
Adoption Options is an excellent place to begin your family. If you are looking for compassion, support and options, this is the place for you.
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Our second process was more of the same...beautiful and positive.An unexpected journey has turned into a wonderful advocacy opportunity. We have been become adoption champions and have recommended Adoption Options to numerous, numerous families over the years and will continue to do so for always.They rise head and shoulders above any other choice in this area, to be sure. And 30+ years and thousands of adoptions later, we trust in Adoption Options completely and are proud to be a part of their amazing community!
I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Adoption Options!!We used this agency to facilitate two adoptions and all of our encounters were professional, kind, supportive and loving. The agency operated with the utmost integrity, compassion and care.Every step of the way we were informed and supported so we could make the best decisions for our family. Their fees were provided completely up front during the application process and, unlike other agencies we interviewed, not a single dime was asked of us that was not outlined on the fee agreement.Not only that, but we had some difficult moments throughout our wait that were surprisingly more painful than the losses we experienced prior to choosing the path of adoption. We had hard conversations, big decisions and unexpected hurdles.We were matched early on in the process with a child who just didn't feel like the right fit for us. He was healthy and beautiful. We couldn't explain it...we just knew in our hearts that he was not our baby. Giving up that opportunity was excruciating for us...we were SO ready to start our family. And our counselors held our hands through that process, trusting our highest wisdom and supporting us every step of the way.And when our baby finally arrived several months later, the agency and our caseworkers joyfully celebrated with us while facilitating the most respectful, loving and tender placement process for everyone involved. I could clearly see how well cared for our birth mother was and how clear and supported she was during an incredibly challenging time.
Adoption options prided themselves with being ethical and fair to all members of the adoption circle. Celebrating 35 years in the adoption community, this agency has placed over 1700 children into loving and safe families.
run away screaming! Paul is the most egotistical man I've ever met. All he could do is talk about the empire he is building, the people he knows, does a lot of name dropping, and keeps reminding me how lucky I was because of how much this would cost me if he were still doing counseling ..
This agency insists on SEMI-OPEN adoption. We were interested in an SEMI-OPEN adoption and they supported it.