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For hopeful adoptive parents and adoptive families to discuss their international adoption journeys.

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Started by Amanda Sep 18, 2011.

Dossier in Ukraine 3 Replies

Started by Barbara Willmore. Last reply by Ilze Feb 22, 2011.

Tell me about your agency experience! 10 Replies

Started by Kelli. Last reply by Diana Hurd Nov 5, 2010.

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Comment by Sharla Kostelyk on November 28, 2011 at 3:19pm

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Comment by Penny Diamond on February 23, 2011 at 5:20pm
My husband and I just visited friends of ours who just brought their second adopted child 19 months.  Both adopted as infants, domestically.  Meanwhile, we have been waiting since Sept of 08 for a referral from the Philippines.  Today we decided to give it the rest of 2011, and if no referral by then....we're dropping out of the program.  It's a little sad, but also a little liberating, to know that one way or another, we won't have to deal with it forever.  I'm tired of waiting and doing paperwork, paying fees, and getting nothing out of it.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over...and expecting different results.  I feel like we're getting to that point over here.
Comment by Trisha Copeland on February 1, 2011 at 11:28pm

Congratulations Gabrielle!  Hope their first day of school went well.


Comment by Trisha Copeland on February 1, 2011 at 11:27pm
Congratulations Gabrielle!  Hope their first day of school went well.
Comment by Jamal Shahan on November 17, 2010 at 8:20am
Thanks for your feedback. I found their site. Hmm, we decided to adopt from Ukraine - In their pages are not do . But I will try to adopt a child from asian . I think I will contact them soon.

Comment by Trisha Copeland on November 16, 2010 at 9:49am
Hi Jamal,

We looked into Holt a few years ago (they are in Oregon), but decided to adopt from Taiwan, which Holt does not do... We have good friends who used Holt to adopt from China and I have a couple friends who were adopted from Korea through Holt. If you are interested in Korea, you don't need a dossier if you use Holt because they were the first agency to do Korean adoptions. I've heard they expanded to eastern Europe a few years ago....
Comment by Jamal Shahan on November 14, 2010 at 8:50am
Hi Trisha, you know about Holt , right? . Can you show us about the agency? . They have adopted children's services children in Ukraine and Asia? . Thanks to receiving your feedback.

Comment by Trisha Copeland on November 9, 2010 at 1:43pm
That's wonderful news!
Comment by Trisha Copeland on October 29, 2010 at 12:26pm
Best of luck, Gabrielle!

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