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  • How long does the adoption process take?
    This is one of the most commonly asked questions and yet one of the most difficult to answer because there are so many factors involved. First, it has to be a good connection for both of you. You are choosing the right situation for you and an expectant mother is choosing the right parents for her child. What situations you are open to makes a big difference! This includes medical, mental health, substance, and social history. How well you connect with an expectant mother through your adoption profile matters as do statistics from the agencies you are working with. RG Adoption Consulting provides a “done with you” service as opposed to a “done for you” service. Meaning, you have to have skin in the game and there will be work that you are going to have to do in order to get you the results that we both want for you. We will guide you through our step-by-step proven Adoption Roadmap, hold your hand throughout, and do the things that we can do behind the scenes in order to put you in the best light and get you in front of as many situations as we can that are a potential perfect connection. With that in mind, it’s our hope that you will be able to adopt your baby in less than a year. How does that sound?
  • How do I find the right agency?
    Without question, finding the right agency or agencies can be overwhelming. It’s not always about how large or small the agency is. You want to know statistics, like how many other families are waiting with the same criteria you have, what their financial policies are and so much more. There is so much involved! This is where RG Adoption Consulting can be extremely helpful. Our model is to use multiple agencies at once for quicker matches, as well as the right agencies for the safest match. We have a large network of agencies across the country that we have personally vetted. Your consultant will put together a customized list of agencies specifically that meet your needs for the best possible match. In short, our diligence over the years and expertise on navigating the various agency requirements will allow you to be successful throughout your adoption journey.
  • My biggest concern is getting a healthy baby. Is that possible?
    The term “healthy” means something different to everyone. Of course, there are no guarantees. Children who have been adopted have a higher risk of mental health and behavioral challenges than non-adoptive children. That said, there are resources you can put into place right away to mitigate those risks. When you are presented with an adoption situation, you are given a lot of information about an expectant mother, such as her health, mental health, whether or not there is any substance exposure, etc. so that you are able to make the most informed decision you can for you and your family. We recommend consulting with an adoption medicine expert to understand some of the risks before you start your adoption journey.
  • Open adoption scares me! What does it mean? And what if she changes her mind?
    First, understand that a birth mother has not chosen adoption until she has terminated her rights – usually a certain number of days after the baby is born. When she chooses a parent (or couple) ahead of time, this means that she is considering adoption and once the child is born, she intends to have them become her child’s parent(s). While of course the hopeful parent would like the adoption to go through, the birth mom has every right to choose to parent the child herself. If the birth mother does move forward with placing her child, she is doing so with the full understanding that she has terminated her rights forever. The decision an expectant mother must make is undoubtedly painful. Ultimately, mothers want to know that their baby will thrive and that she made the right decision by choosing you to parent her child. This is where a potential “open adoption” comes in. The word “open” can often trigger an intimidating feeling with adoptive parents as they sometimes assume this means that the biological mother will always be checking in on their child. In fact, open adoptions can range from sending pictures and letters through your agency without any identifying information, to texting or phone calls with the birth mother. It could even include in-person visits if that is something you are comfortable with. This conversation starts before the baby is born and it evolves over time. Keep in mind that the majority of adoptions these days are either direct communication through phone calls and texting or visits, which are becoming more and more common.
  • How much will adoption cost me and how will I ever afford it?
    On average, you can expect your expenses for domestic agency adoption to cost roughly $45k – $60k. Be aware that in most cases, you will not need to pay this money up front. However, once you apply to each of the agencies you choose to work through, you will want to have easy access to the bulk of this amount. You never know how quickly an adoption situation will present itself and if mom is due soon, the full amount would be required. Understandably, the cost can be the biggest hurdle for many people / couples when it comes to adoption. How are you going to come up with all that money? We’re excited to be able to pass on to you access to your own personal Adoption Finance Coach! Through our partnership with Your Adoption Finance Coach, you can receive help with budgeting, fundraising, grants, loans, and more. This service is included in our Premier Platinum program, and offered for a low fee for all of our other clients and Academy members.
  • Where do I even begin? What's my first step?
    If you've already decided to begin your adoption journey, congratulations! Your first step now is to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you will have 30 minutes via GoogleMeet to speak with a member of our team to ask any and all questions related to the adoption process and our services. Prior to any consultation, we ask that you please watch our Adoption Roadmap Explanation and Guide below, which will likely answer most of your questions before the call.
  • What is the investment to work with RG Adoption Consulting?
    RG Adoption Consulting offers three distinct programs: Our Premier Platinum Program, Basic 1:1 Private Client service and The Adoption Roadmap Academy. Fees for our services start at $2997 and go up to $10,000. Each level of service includes all four steps of our exclusive Adoption Roadmap model.
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