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Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Location: Mississippi
Your Adoption Connection: Domestic Infant Adoption
My husband & I are considering using Bethany for our infant adoption. Would love to hear any experiences you had good or bad. And would be open to other agencies also. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Liscensed Foster Parents--April 2012 till present
Relative Placement from April 17-August 29, 2012 of
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B-5 y/o all boy!
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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:49 am 
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We used Bethany. We could not have been happier with their support. We did have a rough road as our adoption ended up being contested by the birth father but they were there at every court date all the way through finalization. They are still helping when we need them. I recommend them highly!


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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:32 am 
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Your Adoption Connection: Domestic Infant Adoption
oceanis723 wrote:
We used Bethany. We could not have been happier with their support. We did have a rough road as our adoption ended up being contested by the birth father but they were there at every court date all the way through finalization. They are still helping when we need them. I recommend them highly!



:thankyou We are excited and nervous. Our preliminary application was accepted and we will be going to a info meeting January 11th. Seems like January will not get here fast enough.

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Liscensed Foster Parents--April 2012 till present
Relative Placement from April 17-August 29, 2012 of
D-8 y/o girly-girl!
B-5 y/o all boy!
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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Your Adoption Connection: Waiting to adopt
Just wanted to let you know that I sent you an e-mail about our experience with Bethany.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Your Adoption Connection: Domestic Infant Adoption
Thanks everyone for your input. It makes me feel better about our decision to use Bethany.

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DH-30, ME-35
Liscensed Foster Parents--April 2012 till present
Relative Placement from April 17-August 29, 2012 of
D-8 y/o girly-girl!
B-5 y/o all boy!
Currently pursuing Domestic Infant Adoption


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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:35 am 
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Location: Florida by way of Brooklyn.
Your Adoption Connection: Adopted three siblings in 2003.
I know some of you are new to FP, but instead of PMing, please post here on the board, so that all may benefit from your opinion and experiences.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:31 am 
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Your Adoption Connection: Waiting to adopt
I didn't want to post what I had to say because there was information that involved our adoption that I didn't feel was appropriate to share with everyone on the internet who would see it since this part of the forum is public. In the future I will post for all to see if it is something that I feel is ok for all to see. I will say that we love Bethany for many reasons but we have also had a few things we wish had been handled differently.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:24 am 
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Your Adoption Connection: We're in the process of adopting a domestic infant
DH and I are using Bethany and so far have had a very positive experience. Our homestudy was just completed about 2 weeks ago and we are officially waiting. :pink


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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Your Adoption Connection: Linny asked me to join this site.
Joanne wrote:
I know some of you are new to FP, but instead of PMing, please post here on the board, so that all may benefit from your opinion and experiences.


I will share what my experience was with Bethany.

We used Bethany when we were stationed at Fort Campbell. Bethany selling points were that they had a national reach, and could handle military moves due to their national reach. When my dh was deployed, our file was closed. Two other families attempting adoption in our unit at other agencies files were kept open, but suspended until the service member returned to the states and one family was able to complete their adoption while they were deployed via video conference.

I spoke to Bethany about this and they stated that was their policy. I asked for a written copy of this policy, but they could not produce any written policy. We received a letter about a month later that our file was closed due to my dh deployment and there would be no refund. Our approved home-study via Bethany was not acceptable at our next base.

I become very wary when an adoption agency states they are military friendly.


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