Q: Do you have a particular adoption agency that you recommend?
A: I personally used Dove Adoptions out of Oregon for our daughter’s adoption from Ethiopia. She was 10 months old at the time. We were really happy with Dove overall, and would definitely work with them again if we were to adopt again. A good place to start in adoption agency research is the Yahoo! group for “ethiopian adoption”. It has members from all over the world, and you will find lots of people currently in the process. There is another Yahoo! group called “adoption agency research” that you may also find helpful. You may also be able to find a local Yahoo! group for families adopting in your area. We have a list of all of these websites on the “Resources” page at www.ethiopianorphanrelief.org. Once you have some agencies in mind, call or email them and request an informational packet. Most of all, go with your gut–if an agency feels bad at the beginning, then they aren’t right for you. Keep looking until you find a good fit.