So our meeting with Bethany Christian Services last Saturday was very informative. We found out that they completed 24 domestic adoptions last year. They only match birth mothers up with adoptive parents once they are from 6-8 months pregnant. This helps them make an informed decision and also help the agency provide the counseling they need. The birth fathers are also served and made aware of the adoption. Their rights are important and Bethany seems to be very proactive about locating fathers. All in all we were happy with the information they provided.
Just to be well informed we are going to meet with another local agency called Woven Basket Christian Adoption Services. We have set up a meeting for next week and hope to be able to compare what they offer with what Bethany Christian Services offers.
Please continue to pray for us as we make these important decisions and move forward with our adoption plan.