Conducting adoption agency research is one of the smartest things you can do as you begin your adoption journey. Why is it so important? The adoption agency that you choose will pave the road that you and your family travel down on the road to adoption.
Key Factors to Consider in Adoption Agency Research
The most important factor is the licensing of the adoption agency. Adoption agencies are licensed by the child safety agencies of the state that you reside in. In Arizona, the licensing comes from the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s Office of Licensing and Regulation. This oversight ensures that adoption agencies meet important criteria that ultimately require that the agency operates in the best interest of the child and not the best interest of the adoption agency. Building Arizona Families is licensed by the Arizona Department of Child Safety and has been for many years.
For international adoptions, Hague accreditation is very important. If an adoption agency is Hague accredited, it means the agency meets very high national standards for adoption. Building Arizona Families is accredited through the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The Convention provides safeguards for children and families participating in international adoptions.
Transparency is another crucial factor to consider in your adoption agency research. Does the adoption agency include information about the adoption process and associated fees on its website? Does the agency demonstrate a commitment to educating families about the different types of adoption and varying requirements so that families can make the right adoption choices? There are numerous places on the Building Arizona Families website where adoption information is available.
Building Arizona Families Is Here to Help You Start Your Family
Another great way to continue your adoption agency research is to attend one of our convenient online adoption seminars. The seminars will provide information on foster and newborn adoptions. Find out dates and times HERE. Building Arizona is an internationally Hague-accredited, Arizona licensed adoption agency with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Please reach out at any time. You can call our oﬃces at 623.936.4729 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to serve you and your family.