Adoption is a Loving Choice
ACF Adoptions (Advocates for Children and Families) is an excellent adoption agency that offers a strong combination of expertise and personal service throughout the adoption process. My husband and I worked with ACF Adoptions to adopt a baby girl in April 2016. From the very first phone meeting, the staff was very supportive and clear about what we could expect regarding the paperwork process, fees, and waiting times. Any questions we had were answered quickly and thoroughly. We worked closely with Executive Director Rob Lamarche, who was wonderful. He provided a strong personal connection to the adoption process, which made it easier to manage and understand. Before working with ACF, we adopted a baby boy through American Adoptions. While we were satisfied with the process and outcome, their levels of personal service and attention were nowhere near that of ACF. Once we signed on with ACF Adoptions, I knew that I could contact Rob at any time to check our status, ask questions, and gain moral support during the waiting period. Many other staff people were involved as well, and provided excellent information and guidance during the post-placement and finalization stages. We could not be happier with ACF Adoptions, and are truly grateful to them for helping us adopt our little girl.
The adoption process is full of so many ups and downs but when you reach the end of the journey you realize just how rewarding it can be! We were working with an agency out of Portland, Oregon and received a last minute opportunity to be considered for a Florida family through ACF Adoptions in August. We are so glad that we took the chance to work with ACF Adoptions although they are about as far from the PNW as you can get. Our baby girl was born on a Tuesday and we sent our profile book to be shown. On that Friday I received a call from Robert at ACF Adoptions that we were matched and to make the journey to Miami to pick up our daughter. That call was a life changer and one that I will never forget! The next few days were a whirlwind but we received wonderful support and communication from ACF Adoptions guiding us through each step of the way.
Our ICPC process went abnormally quick and we were on our way home a week later. We have since begun to develop a very positive relationship with our birth family that we hope lasts a lifetime. There are no words to describe the amount of joy and gratefulness that we have felt since that call in August. We continue to receive prompt communication and assistance from ACF Adoptions as we navigate the finalization process. We look forward to adopting again in the future and we highly recommend ACF Adoptions! ~ Brian & Kim