We used Catholic Charities for both of our adoptions - two different offices in two different states. I would recommend them. I saw one post (I think from a bmom) saying that she was not happy with them. Each office is different, setting their own policies. We tried the networking thing but it only turned up disappointment for us. I like the agencies we used because they spend a lot of time helping the expectant women to explore what they really want to do, and the pre-adoptive couples spend many hours in "training", learning about adoption-related issues. The two offices we worked with have open adoption policies, so there is a lot of time spent on that. The policy is to cater to the expectant woman's wishes. Counseling is provided for as long as it is needed, and physical needs can be met with no strings attached (housing, etc.). The cost was also much lower than average.
at 11:31 PM on May. 6, 2009