Applications to adoption agencies

I haven’t posted much about adoption lately. The main reason for it is that we have been stuck for about two months waiting for the adoption services to send us a corrected of the psychological assessment. We finally received them about a week ago, after several phone calls and emails.

While waiting for these documents, we have selected the adoption agencies we want to apply to and prepared everything we need for the applications. Above all, we spent a huge amount of time writing and rewriting our motivation letters.

Now, I don’t mean to brag but I am really pretty good at writing application letters for jobs. I have written, read and selected loads so I have become quite good at it. You would then think that writing the motivation letter for the adoption agencies should be easy for me but it’s been really hard! First of all, I am ok with writing in English, but not in other languages. My sweet half was there to check on the text but he can be quite cheesy and I have a hard time arguing against him when he knows better in his native language. So we had to rewrite until finding a compromise a few times.

We looked for guidelines from adoption agencies and ideas online but then wrote our own letter. Mostly, an application letter for an adoption agency will include:

– brief introduction: names, age, jobs, marriage duration, where we live;
– the motivation for adoption: in our case description of our infertility journey, including IVFs;
– the adoption project: age of the child, health issues, race, nationality, if any preference;
– what the child can receive: lifestyle, environment, family, games to play, how much time off the future adoptive parents can take, etc.
– the motivation of the choice of the agency.

I hope it’ll work. We have sent a couple of applications last week and we will send more in the coming weeks. Now we just have to wait and hope for at least one positive answer…

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26 Responses to Applications to adoption agencies

  1. Holly E says:

    That sounds exhausting and exciting! Hope you get great responses!

  2. allison2206 says:

    I can only imagine the time it takes! I can spend days even on a letter for job🙂 Have you thought about contacting AFA also or only OAAs for the moment? Crossing fingers for a positive answer

    • kiftsgate says:

      Thank you!! Yes we’re also looking into AFA, but it’s more complicated. You can only chose one country and it’s hard to pick especially since we have slim chances in all countries. The lady who’s responsible for the AFA at the CG has promised to look into our documents and give us her advice 2 months ago but still hasn’t had time. We’ll also go to an EFA meeting on AFA this week. I may write about it if something interesting comes up. Hope you’re well and ready!😉
      xx

  3. monpetitoeuf says:

    Great !! Hope you’ll have soon great news !

  4. NotSoNewtoIVF says:

    Really pleased you’ve taken another step hon must be very emotional xx

  5. It must be really hard to find the right words to describe: yourselves / your motivation / your feelings (and a bit of what they may expect as well…). Well done !! Fingers crossed!

  6. gsmwc02 says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Best wishes to you and your DH.🙂

  7. Kitten says:

    Congrats on taking another step! Wishing you so much luck!

  8. jesselyn6585 says:

    Keeping everything crossed for you! I hope you get flooded with responses and get to pick your favorites! Good Luck. Sending love, patiences, and lots of hugs!

  9. Stefanie says:

    Prayers to you! Hoping you won’t have to wait long for a response!

  10. Little Wife says:

    Fingers crossed ! I really hope the answers from the adoption agencies will be positive and not too long to come… ❤

  11. Mrs F. says:

    Je croise, les choses avancent, c’est le plus important! (Tu m’excuseras, mon anglais est merdique!)

  12. No doubt you will have many positive answers. Fingers crossed!

  13. Dani says:

    Keep us posted on how things are going.

    Heart,
    Dani

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