Pros: We have actually adopted twice from this agency. Once in 2005 and once in 2008. We waited 5 months before being matched the first time and 10 months the second. I cannot say enough good things about Jan Couve and her staff at Adoption Affiliates. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone. They are helpful to both birth families and adoptive families throughout the process, before and after care is also provided.
Child's Age: 0y 0m
Start Date: Sep 2007
Completion Date: Dec 2008
Time Until Placement: 15 months
Type: Semi-Open, Domestic, Interstate
Special Needs: No
Child from Texas, United States
Cons: The only "problem" we had was during our second adoption we were matched and the birth families changed their minds. We were not upset and wanted the birth family to raise their child if that is what they felt in their hearts. Adoption Affiliates was very apologetic and stated they would never had organized a meeting between us if they had any indication the birth family was waivering. It was absolutely not their fault, the birth family has the right to change their mind at any time. We had no hard feelings and we were matched again within a few months.
Reviews: The entire process is handled by Adoption Affiliates from the home study to the legal hearing. Adoptive families are well instructed and must only follow the procedures and wait for their child. The process was much easier than we ever expected.