AdoptTogether’s Top 5 International Adoption Agencies – Humbled and Honored To Be Included!!!

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We have compiled what we hope to be a helpful list of agencies that specialize in international adoption. DISCLAIMER: This list is in no way a comprehensive list of all the good adoption agencies in the US. There are plenty of great agencies out there that are not on our list and we kept it to the top 5 simply for the sake of providing parents with a concise list.

We made our selections based on our research of each agency’s reputation, efficiency, and reviews from adoptive parents. Each agency is COA & Hague approved. Best of luck to you and your family as you find the best fit for your needs!

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Serbia Program Update

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We wanted to take a moment to give you a quick update on our Serbia program which is running smoothly and growing.  Our Serbia program opened in 2014 and between 2015 and 2018, we assisted ten Serbian children into their permanent families.  At this point in February 2019, we have eleven matched families in various stages of the process, adopting a total of thirteen formerly waiting children.  One family just returned to the US with their new son and another is slated to travel shortly.  We are so thrilled that more families have discovered this great program and the wonderful Serbian kids.  The Serbian Central Authority discourages submission of a dossier without a specific waiting child in mind and with a pre-approval of the Ministry.  The Serbian Central Authority continues to define its international adoption program as a program for special needs placements only, whether that means children with medical and/or development diagnoses and/or older children/sib groups.

Since April 2014, we have worked with the same fantastic Foreign Supervised Provider in Belgrade.  He single-handedly manages all of our cases from the Serbian side and warmly welcomes families when it is time to pick up their children.  He provides his excellent care and service to all parents and children.  His schedule for 2019 is already very full as many of you are projected to travel this year, but he and the Serbian Central Authority are as excited as our team here at Hopscotch to see so many children adopted.  Historically, Serbian officials take vacations or celebrate holidays in the months of July and August as well as part of December and January, so adoption travel is usually not scheduled during those times.

Finally, if you should be asked about our Serbia program by others interested in adoption, please let them know that a simple Letter of Introduction, is the new family’s first step in their adoption journey with Serbia, and as always sent free of charge and is non-binding.  It’s a fast and easy way to find out if a waiting child with specific parameters a family would be interested in is already registered and eligible for adoption; or to gain permission to see the file of an identified waiting child previously made known to Hopscotch. Serbia does not require an approved home study for them to make a provisional match, but they do expect the complete dossier and USCIS approval to be forth coming within 6 months, unless special circumstances occur.   Speaking of waiting children, there are at least two sweet little ones who have Down Syndrome ages 6 and under waiting to be found along with a very handsome and bright 8 yo boy who has spina bifida and an active kindergartner and preschooler each with global developmental delays and possible autism.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in these children or this program, please send them our way.

My best wishes to all of you – I so enjoy following the journeys and keeping up with our Serbia families once home with their amazing children.  Take a look at some of the Serbian beauties in the attachment who have found their forever families through Hopscotch.  I’d venture to say they were so worth the wait.

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Viviane Martini, Family Coordinator and Advocate
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.
Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Serbia and Ukraine
Pre- & Post-Adoption Services available to NY and NC residents
Phone: 336.899.0068

I’ll hold you in my heart…

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Armenian Children Waiting for Forever Families

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Hopscotch is committed to helping every waiting child to have a forever family. Armenian children are waiting for families. With the lowest international fee ever, what’s holding you back. Give us a call to learn more.#adoption #specialneeds #downsyndrome #armenia #affordableadoption

FREE Webinar Tomorrow: Expectations in Adoption and Foster Care

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Often families enter foster care or adoption with unhealthy, unrealistic expectations that leave them feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and disappointed.

Join adoptive mom and Harmony Family Center’s Education and Training Coordinator at 8:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, January 29, for an hour long discussion of how trauma informed, developmentally sound expectations can create healthier relationships and promote healing in traumatized children.

Use this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/MeetingYourKids-WhereTheyAre

Let Hopscotch Help You Bring Your Future Child Home! There are so many children waiting for their very own family.

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Armenia is Open. Here’s What One Family Has to Share with You!

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Hopscotch’s Ukraine Adoption Informational Webinar

Ukraine Webinar Info

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/917212477

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 917-212-477

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: 
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Hopscotch Adoptions’ Armenian International Fee Has Been Reduced to $2960!!!

Hopscotch Adoptions’ Armenian International Fee Has Been Reduced to $2960!!! Let Hopscotch introduce you to your future child!

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