I was wondering if me and hubby were to do a interstate adoption which state would be the easiast to adopt thorugh, we live in KY?
we were very successful in OH - You really need to look at your tollerance for Risk / and the state's laws - the Birthmom could not sign before i think 72 hrs - but once she signed there was no going back for her. That was VERY important to me.
Gook Luck
Our girl is from Texas (we're in Florida). She's been home with us for 3 months. Texas has been good to work with, but nothing about the adoption process is "easy".
From initial conversations with the worker from TX, it sounds like she doesn't anticipate any issues. Many other states seem VERY resistive to out of state.
If anyone does have any specific experience or advice on dealing with FL as a 'receiving' state, we'd be most appreciative!
Thanks!
Andrea
I was told the Rhode Island is good, as is Colorado.
And of course Texas and Ohio.
Anyone know how California is???
mommytoEli
not tennessee. lol.
TN is hard even when you live here...we are looking out of state.
andiEllen
From initial conversations with the worker from TX, it sounds like she doesn't anticipate any issues. Many other states seem VERY resistive to out of state.
If anyone does have any specific experience or advice on dealing with FL as a 'receiving' state, we'd be most appreciative!
Thanks!
Andrea
This was us! We were in FL our girl was in TX. TX side was easy, Florida dropped the ball again, and again. Florida is so complicated because of all the different agencies involved since DCF contracts out.
_ladybug_
TN is hard even when you live here...we are looking out of state.
I completely agree with the TN comments.
Oregon has a great system, easy to work with and good child welfare practices. But the number of waiting kids is pretty low right now. Depending on what you are open to, it is worth a look. You can check the Northwest Adoption Exchange for kids.
Definitely not Florida. Our interstate adoption with Florida (we are in WI) was a nightmare. All stories that I've heard with FL are bad... After we finalized our social worker told us that she cringed when we first told her that we were looking at kids there. :) But these were our kids, what else do you do?
We know a couple of families in WI that adopted through Missouri and it's been great.
pezcmw03
I was told the Rhode Island is good, as is Colorado.
And of course Texas and Ohio.
Anyone know how California is???
EASY. it was a dream to work with them and their icpc office. it was my state that made it a nightmare....CA was constantly trying to undo/redo/do the first time things TN had managed to mess up/drop the ball on/fail to start at all.
_ladybug_
TN is hard even when you live here...we are looking out of state.
RIGHT? lol.....we live in TN.....and are having an easier time adopting from CHINA than we were trying to adopt ONE COUNTY over!
I live in FL and I am trying to adopt out of State. Some states like CA do foster/adopt out of state for children who are legally at risk. That is what I am hoping.....anyone else of know of any other states that do that?