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Crystal Adoptions or An Open Door


Has anyone used Crystal Adoptions or An Open Door?

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This post is 3 years old, but I wanted to help someone out.  When I joined this site initially, I was new to the whole adoption process.  I believed everything I read and did not notice some things.  On this site and many stes, you have facilitators, consultants, and others making promises.  I used this agency based upon the info from a post on this site.  They had me reading info and taking steps that I thought would quicken the adoption process.  It did not shorten rhe adoption process and cost me 2,000.00.  You have to find an agency that has placed a bunch of children with people that look like your scenario.  If not, you will be with the agency and never chosen.  This place states it is an aopption agency but i never saw them do an adoption while i was working with them.  To facilitate, they just advertise you to a bunch of agencies and then you sign up with the agency if they say they can help you.

Posted by Adoptiveparent on Jan 23, 2017 at 11:33am

I’m sorry you had a bad experience!

If that was our agency I can assure you we have many families who would be happy to talk to others about their adoptions with us.

When we first received our license for home studies, we charged $2000 (up front) for preparations, ICPC help, birth mother letters and profile compilations as well as any consulting but we do not facilitate. However, if we heard of an agency looking for families for a specific situation that fit our client’s search we referred them there at no extra charge. 

When we received our full license in 2014 (to work with birth mothers) we began deducting that consulting and prep amount from the total cost of adopting one of our own situations. 

Again, I’m very sorry for any misinformation or misunderstanding you’ve experienced if you are speaking of us.  Hopefully you’ve found your sweet baby by now!

Dee Shihady, Exec. Director
Crystal Adoptions

Posted by D@Crystal on May 30, 2017 at 6:32pm

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