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Hello all - My husband and I are looking to adopt a child through private adoption.  It’s a long, arduous journey.  Any thoughts or insights from anyone would be helpful.  We don’t even have a match yet.  IF you know of anyone seeking a couple to adopt their child or IF you know of a forum, or business that is helpful in finding a match for private adoption, please reply.  OR feel free to email us: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  We appreciate your help and support in advance as we all are waiting - at some point in this process.

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Have you looked into using an adoption consultant ?
RG Adoption http://www.rgadoptionconsulting.com

Posted by RNsally on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:07pm

We are using a consultant and have heard our wait times may be shorter than average. It’s nice also to have someone “hold your hand” (virtually) or otherwise ! I also Follow RG Cinsulting on Facebook she has great posts !

Posted by RNsally on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:12pm

Private adoption can be a tough road without having a guide. We used an agency, but I have a friend who adopted privately and used a consultant called The Adoption Mentor. She helped them with their profile and also worked on ways to help them market themselves via websites. https://www.theadoptionmentor.com/ is the consultant’s website. She’s a one-woman operation and is apparently an adoptive mom herself so my friend felt like she had someone who could hold her hand and walk her through it which was nice.

Posted by JDMM2012 on Jan 22, 2018 at 9:04pm

Thanks so much for the replies and words of advice.  We are using a counseling program.  Where they helped us with our profile, we also have our profile online.  They have given us advice, yet we use everything they have told us to do and we still wait and wait.

Posted by ourjourney517 on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:50pm

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