Medina, OH, June 22, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- In the past families only adopted if they were unable to have children. While many families still choose this as an option, there are also many families that just feel the need to adopt. Whatever the reason, the lives of children are being impacted all over the world through adoption. For families looking into adoption education is essential. There are different types of adoption and families need to choose the type that is best for them. But the education doesn’t stop there. After choosing the type of adoption, families need to learn about the process and possibly how to choose an adoption agency. Most professionals suggest families spend about three months researching adoption agencies before making a decision.
Building Blocks Adoption Service, Inc., located in Northern Ohio, is a non-profit licensed international adoption agency. Their objectives are to educate families on the adoption process and make a difference by providing humanitarian aid to assist orphans in foreign countries. “Adoption agencies should be upfront and honest with families. You will only know for sure if an agency is being honest if you call and interview adoption agencies to determine if you are hearing consistent information.” says Denise Hubbard, Executive Director of Building Blocks. “Some agencies may be telling you what they think you want to hear. In your long term relationship with them, this will only set you up for disappointment. The reality is that adoption agencies cannot control foreign governments, birth parents or changes in the adoption process. Look for an agency that is being honest even if the information they are telling you is something you don’t want to hear.” An agency should also take the time to talk to you when you have questions or concerns and assist you throughout your adoption process. Research questions to ask agencies, compare the answers along with the impression that you receive from the staff. Get to know the staff by attending a seminar or webinar given by the agency. The best adoption journey will be an educated one. All adoptions will have their obstacles to overcome, delays and possible disappointments. But doing your research upfront helps during those times. You will know that even though you encounter obstacles you are on the right path and in the end your dream of becoming parents will come true.
Building Blocks Adoption Service, Inc., a non-profit licensed international adoption agency, provides free monthly webinars on international adoption. Log on from the comfort of your home. The webinar presentation covers the adoption process, travel, countries to adopt from and paperwork. Staff members are on-line to answer questions from participants. For more information on international adoption, homestudies, or location seminars call 866-321-ADOPT. Register for events by logging on to their website at www.buildingblocksadoption.com. Each webinar takes approximately one hour. All webinars listed on the Building Blocks website are in Eastern Standard Time.