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wanted - one good agency

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

We're looking for a good agency.
One that won't quote us a low-ball price and then nickel and dime us to death.

One that will tell us the truth - no matter how unpleasant.
One that will help us sift through the mounds of paperwork.
One that will guide us through the process and hold our hand when needed.
One that will pray with us as we make the grueling choices we will have to face.
The problem is locating one.
We've been through this process a couple of times before...and it's nerve wracking. You search and search and search until you find one you can afford and then you hold your breath waiting to see if their references pan out. Then you call the Better Business Bureau and the state licensing bureau to make sure they are in good standing, e-mail your e-groups and ask for independent references, then you call them up and interview them.
Once all of that is done you sit back and worry.
And wonder.
And contemplate.
Are you making the right decision? Can these people be trusted? Do they have your best interests in mind?
It's a crap shoot really. You're handing over the responsibility of building your family to complete strangers and hoping and praying for the best.
But I think we may have struck gold.
Last night we interviewed an agency out of Texas. It is run by adoptive parents who saw the plight of all of these wonderful children languishing in the Ukraine orphanages and decided to do something about it. It's a similar story to other agencies...but this one is just a bit different.

It is run by born-again Christians.
They have the same beliefs and values we do. And the best part is they don't charge the enormous fees most agencies require. We may actually be able to come out of this without being in debt up to our eyeballs (just our chins).
We're still checking and praying. Hoping and trusting.
But I think we may be close to a decision.
I think we may have found one good agency.

1 salty messages:

Karin February 7, 2007 at 5:28 PM  

Tami,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I am glad to "meet" you. You are an old hand at this adoption thing, but I get the impression you other agencies did not do such a good job. I will pray for your journey to the right agency that will set you on a journey to your daughter.

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