Alternative Low Cost List:
Attorney: Kim Gossett Phone: (904) 372-0185 $150 waiting family fee Kim has stated that she matches on average 12-24 expectant mothers per year. Kim does not work with consultants
Adoption Authority Jacksonville FL $500 to register with them as a waiting family: https://www.theadoptionauthority.org/adoptive-parents
One Love Adoption in Utah $500 to register with them as a waiting family: https://www.oneloveadoptions.com/adoptive-family
Destiny Adoption $1000 to be a waiting family. They ONLY work with consultant IF: they do not have families that meet moms preferences and vice versa. Robyn with Destiny stated that they receive at least 20 profiles per year. All cases are $30,000-$50,000.
A Bundle of Joy Adoption Referral (based in NC) ($100) should be submitted via the website www.abundleofjoyreferral.com by clicking the application link. They would also need an electronic copy of the profile. If matched, the $2,000 fee is due to A Bundle of Joy for networking & referral efforts.
Gift of Life Adoptions $500, they will only send out profiles depending on the preferences of mom and vice versa to consultants. They have 40-50 placements per year.
Mother Goose Adoptions $100 waiting family fee Married, Traditional families ONLY They do process A LOT of situations, however, they only have a few per year that are great cases. You will want to apply ASAP to the cases that are great budget/time frame. Sends profiles to consultants, however, they do not accept profiles from consultants. Waiting families only. Will need 6 books sent to them
Creating Christian Families $100 waiting family fee Married, Traditional families ONLY They do process A LOT of situations, however, they only have a few per year that are great cases. You will want to apply ASAP to the cases that are great budget/time frame. Sends profiles to consultants, however, they do not accept profiles from consultants. Waiting families only. Will need 6 books sent to them
Heaven Sent Referral http://www.heavensentadopt.com/
$200 No fees due up front, seems very low risk. Unsure of how many situations. Once chosen they charge $1,500 match fee.
Adopt Match and Adopt Connect:
These resources allow you to open your profile to more expectant parents and continue communication post-adoption.
"AdoptMatch is an online platform that connects expectant mothers considering adoption with ethical adoption agencies and attorneys working with home study approved adoptive families."
"AdoptConnect offers a user-friendly, confidential platform where photos, videos and updates are digitally stored, AdoptConnect eliminates the typical challenges of post-adoption contact and paves the way for positive communication for years to come."
Self Match Tips:
A Private facebook page tthat you pay to advertise on Facebook.
A dedicated website of our adoption page.
Join Adoption scam groups on facebook
Reach out to all adoption attorneys.
Make business like cards with your website/Facebook account that you can hand out.
Consider going on adoption.com
Things to avoid or be aware of:
Adoptomist.com - many families have reported only scams on this site.
Also if someone sends you a picture you can do a reverse image on google, and if they have no social media its a huge red flag.
Get proof of pregnancy EARLY and it is a must. Have a separate phone line for them to call so you are not giving out your phone number and a separate email account to write from so you are not sharing personal email addresses.
We have also made business like cards with our website/Facebook account that we hand out. Social media has been huge, we have gotten contacted a few times but birth moms have been drug addicted.
Adopt Match Agencies: https://adoptmatch.com/ready-to-adopt/adoptmatch-approved-adoption-agencies/