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Home Study Service, Post Placement & Adoption Reports, Family Assessments for Hosting, available for all US citizens residing here or abroad. 

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Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc is offering a FREE NC Homestudy Bootcamp on Saturday May 3 @ 3-4:30pm, 1208 Eastchester Drive, Suite 120 High Point, NC.

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Thinking About Adoption? Let’s Get Started.

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What We Offer

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Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc is a 501c3 international child placing agency and Hague Accredited since 2008.

China Waiting Child Program Announcement

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China Waiting Child Program Announcement, September 12, 2013:

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc is pleased announce a pilot network China Waiting Child program in partnership with Great Wall China Adoption! Great Wall China Adoption is one of the most respected and trusted agencies worldwide, that has been accredited by the Chinese government to place Chinese children into permanent and loving families.  Hopscotch will be working exclusively with all New York and North Carolina families to bring a beautiful waiting child home from one of the most reliable and structured inter-country adoption programs available.

Want to get started today?  You’ll want to click here to get your home study underway immediately.  Want to learn more about Great Wall China Adoption’s Waiting Child program click here.

About our China Waiting Child adoption partner and relationship:

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc networks with Great Wall China Adoption. Since 1996, Great Wall China Adoption has worked collaboratively with China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) that oversees adoptions and is responsible for placing  Chinese children in American homes.

The Chinese government prefers that families work with the same agency for their adoption home study and child placement. Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc and Great Wall China Adoption Adoption network together to make our China Waiting Child adoption program available to families living in New York and North Carolina, where Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc is licensed to provide home study and post adoption services:

*Families must reside in New York and North Carolina for this China Waiting Child adoption program. 

Hopscotch will provide home study, and post adoption report services within the requirements of the Chinese government.  Great Wall China Adoption, as your trusted primary provider, will provide all other services related to the placement of the child and will be the primary point of contact throughout your adoption process in the US and while in China. 

Bumps in the Road: Why Adoption Takes So Long

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By Diana Stone | July 6th, 2012 at 11:09 am

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I’ve been told many times by parents who have adopted domestically or internationally, “Expect a lot of emotional ups and downs, waiting, and changes.”

Since starting our adoption from Korea almost 2 months ago, I’m just now starting to see what they mean.

Tuesday we got an email from our agency saying they’d received all our paperwork and were sending out background checks for us to sign and send on to Colorado, and attaching ones for California. That was the problem; they requires us to type all the info, then have the agency sign and send it back to California to run the check.

Our agency is 14 hours away. (Texas is so freaking huge.) It takes 2-3 days for the mail to get there unless we pay a crazy amount to speed it up. I decided to get it done and sent that same day.

The real holdup will be on California’s end though. Apparently they take a very long time to run background checks – so we’ll probably end up extending our homestudy time. This would be the same no matter domestic or international – everyone has to do a homestudy.

I was sad to hear this. Already a new law put into effect next month in Korea has slowed things down, and then on top of that Korea would like to end international adoption at some point, so each year less and less children are available. The same number are given up, but because of their desire to end it, the children are older once they come home. I don’t know what will happen to these kids once the program shuts down, but from reading other bloggers who have adopted from Korea recently, the children are left in (well cared for) orphanages until (and if) they are assigned a foster parent.

We are choosing to be open to siblings (twins), special needs, and “regular” special needs. All children from Korea have some kind of special need, just some are more moderate to severe than others that are considered normal neonatal conditions. Because of this, we may indeed get a child quicker, or we may be waiting for a while. It all depends on what child they think is a suitable match for us.

I know there is a plan in all this, but it certainly can be frustrating in an already long process to be told you’re going to be waiting longer. Many adoptive families deal with this, so we can probably expect a lot more of this to come. I can’t imagine how tough these kinds of things will be once you have a child waiting for you. And after reading some of the stories online, this is a small delay in comparison to what happens to some.

So we do our best, the quickest we can, and stay on the path set for us.

Hoping it’s more like the moving floor at the airport where you can walk and pass everyone twice as fast.

Visit with Diana! Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption in progress on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances.

Attention North Carolina and New York Host Families!

If you are thinking about hosting a child this summer, you’ll need a host family assessment.  Click here to get your assessment started today!

Host Programs: What are they all about?

Worthy and Reposted from: Rainbow Kids/Martha Osborne

th Host programs allow specific children to travel during holidays to the USA and stay with families for a summer or winter ‘fun experience’. The hosting families are screened carefully, and many of them are hosting a child with the hope that they will eventually adopt that child. 
Families are asked not to talk about adoption in front of the child, and let the experience be a positive, holiday time for the hosted child. Hosted children MUST return to their original countries after the holiday period.  Some children stay with ‘host only’ families, who do not intend to eventually adopt.  Quietly, the host family and group leaders reach out to other screened-families who are interested in adopting an older child.  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of older children, once thought to be ‘unadoptable’ due to their age, enter into loving families."Curtis", pictured above, is a ‘host only’ child who is in Virginia until August 6th. He and 2 other young boys need families. If you are considering the adoption of an older child, and are willing to travel to meet Curtis and the other hosted boys, please contact  pgancie@cradlehope.org to learn more.  This will still be an international adoption, and the children will return to their orphanages after August 6th. Hopefully families will be found before they leave!

–Martha Osborne of Rainbow Kids

Attention North Carolina and New York Host Families!

If you are thinking about hosting a child this summer, you’ll need a host family assessment.  Click here to get your assessment started today!

Host Programs: What are they all about?

Worthy and Reposted from: Rainbow Kids/Martha Osborne

th Host programs allow specific children to travel during holidays to the USA and stay with families for a summer or winter ‘fun experience’. The hosting families are screened carefully, and many of them are hosting a child with the hope that they will eventually adopt that child. 
Families are asked not to talk about adoption in front of the child, and let the experience be a positive, holiday time for the hosted child. Hosted children MUST return to their original countries after the holiday period.  Some children stay with ‘host only’ families, who do not intend to eventually adopt.  Quietly, the host family and group leaders reach out to other screened-families who are interested in adopting an older child.  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of older children, once thought to be ‘unadoptable’ due to their age, enter into loving families."Curtis", pictured above, is a ‘host only’ child who is in Virginia until August 6th. He and 2 other young boys need families. If you are considering the adoption of an older child, and are willing to travel to meet Curtis and the other hosted boys, please contact  pgancie@cradlehope.org to learn more.  This will still be an international adoption, and the children will return to their orphanages after August 6th. Hopefully families will be found before they leave!

–Martha Osborne of Rainbow Kids

Attention North Carolina and New York Host Families!

If you are thinking about hosting a child this summer, you’ll need a host family assessment.  Click here to get your assessment started today!

Host Programs: What are they all about?

Worthy and Reposted from: Rainbow Kids/Martha Osborne

th Host programs allow specific children to travel during holidays to the USA and stay with families for a summer or winter ‘fun experience’. The hosting families are screened carefully, and many of them are hosting a child with the hope that they will eventually adopt that child. 
Families are asked not to talk about adoption in front of the child, and let the experience be a positive, holiday time for the hosted child. Hosted children MUST return to their original countries after the holiday period.  Some children stay with ‘host only’ families, who do not intend to eventually adopt.  Quietly, the host family and group leaders reach out to other screened-families who are interested in adopting an older child.  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of older children, once thought to be ‘unadoptable’ due to their age, enter into loving families."Curtis", pictured above, is a ‘host only’ child who is in Virginia until August 6th. He and 2 other young boys need families. If you are considering the adoption of an older child, and are willing to travel to meet Curtis and the other hosted boys, please contact  pgancie@cradlehope.org to learn more.  This will still be an international adoption, and the children will return to their orphanages after August 6th. Hopefully families will be found before they leave!

–Martha Osborne of Rainbow Kids

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