My husband and I are interested in adopting an African-American or Bi-racial newborn. I have been looking into various adoption agencies, but I seem to hit a roadblock when looking online at agencies because I live in New York. It seems that most of the agencies that advertise on the net are not in the state and unable to assist me here. In addition, it would be really great if we could eliminate the middle man and just meet a birthmother wanting to allow us an opportunity to raise her newborn in a loving environment. I am not closed to the idea of using an agency; but it is very costly intially, even though you get most of it back on taxes. Most social services agencies don't really have newborns and we do not want to get an older child. I had two prospects in South Carolina, but I'm not sure if either one of them are going to follow through. One baby is due in a few weeks and the other is due in a few months. Either of these would be perfect scenarios because I would always have a means of contacting the birth mother in the future regarding the child. Nevertheless, I will continue to pray and ask God for favor.
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Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions. I want to make it clear that it's not that we are against using an agency; however, we are exploring ALL options. In addition, my husband is deployed a lot and the process for the homestudy for us may be interrupted. I realize that there are programs out there to help with the financial aspect and we have no problem paying for services rendered. With that, also however..you never know what's out there unless you look. So we are looking at everything possible. Culturally, there are many black teenagers and young women who are afraid of going to an agency and often consider abortion instead of adoption. We may end up running into one of them before she makes this decision and end up being a blessing to her and her unborn baby.
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