The road to adopt our 3 year old son from Ghana, West Africa was one wrought with a roller coaster of emotions. As in any international adoption, there are road blocks that come up along the way. There is not another organization that Rob and I would rather have been with through all of the hurdles than Robin Sizemore and Michelle Moreau at Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. We love their passion and compassion for the children they are desperately trying to help find forever families. Our family is blessed beyond measure to have these two women be a part of our adoption story. They are caring, understanding, empathetic and genuinely love the families they work with and the children they are representing. We couldn't have and wouldn't have made it through without having them by our side each step of the way! Emmanuel has now been home for 4 1/2 months and we look forward to taking a trip to North Carolina soon so that he/we can thank these two wonderful ladies and the rest of the Hopscotch staff for the love and encouragement they've shown our family.
Five weeks ago we brought home our precious 2-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, brother and sister, from Ghana, West Africa. The long journey was made possible and endurable by the wonderful staff at Hopscotch Adoptions. Michelle Moreau brought so much hope and light to our journey with her positive attitude and genuine excitement for us. She celebrated every milestone with us as if these children were her very own. When we ran into obstacles, both Michelle, and Robin Sizemore, walked through them with us every step of the way. Beyond their hard work and care, these two women also prayed for us and shed tears of joy when our kids were finally in our arms. We couldn't have asked for a better "family" to work with to bring our kids home.
Hopscotch has been amazing to our family. We were their first family in Morocco. They were with us every step of the way. Even being the first family with many unknowns, they could not have been better in their support and ability to help us get our baby home. This was also our first adoption and they completely held our hands to help get us through the process and get all of our questions answered to make us as comfortable as possible. They made sure we had great support in country and made it very easy for us. They also helped us make a very smooth transition back home with our new child. Robin and her team displayed character and integrity that gave me total confidence in them. Our family is now complete thanks in large part to Hopscotch.
We are blessed and fortunate to have become parents through adoption by working with Robin Sizemore and the team at Hopscotch Adoptions. Our daughter is our greatest gift and blessing in this life. We had experienced first-hand the heartache of what can go wrong in international adoption when agencies and governments turn a blind eye to poor in-country practices. As a result, we researched ethics and the politics of international adoption thoroughly before proceeding again and were directed to Hopscotch by an international adoption and policy expert. Robin never shied away from any of the difficult questions we asked and that should be asked when you embark on this journey. She works extensively to find families for children with special needs and often very challenging medical needs. We were always able to reach Robin or her staff in a timely manner - in fact, I sometimes refrained from sending email at night or on weekends because I knew Robin would reply right away so I often waited until business hours to contact her.
What a really great agency! Hopscotch has been working hard on our adoption since 2010. Every obsticle that can be thrown at a family trying to adopt has been thrown at us and Hopscotch and their team have gone over and above to help us get through it. Robin Sizemore and the Hopscotch team have a sincere love for the children waiting for families and they fight hard for these children to have a forever home. Their agency is full of people who are genuinely passionate about what they do and it shows.
I adopted two beautiful children internationally, both through Hopscotch Adoptions, and we are a grateful Hopscotch Family! Their teams, both here in the US and in-country, are wonderful to work with and, both times, really made the process very special. I am an attorney by training and, although I don't have any experience or special training in adoption law, I might ordinarily tend to feel like I should fret about the paperwork. However, right from the beginning, it was clear that Hopscotch does a terrific job of making sure all the details are taken care of -- the great feeling that Hopscotch really is thinking of EVERYTHING let me focus on the amazing journey to become a family. Can I assign a 10-star rating as a write in??
We have been a Hopscotch family since January 2012, when we saw our daughter on their waiting child listing. They made our commitment and dossier prep easy to navigate, and made adding a second child partway through the process seamless. I've had the privilege of meeting everyone in the office, both at the beginning and again when we had our dossier ready to go, and sitting at the table in the office, whatever question I asked, someone was there who knew the answer or would find it out for me. Even on our trip to meet the kids, I emailed pictures to Hopscotch, and got messages back from everyone in the office. We are still in process, but expect the last few months to run as smoothly as the rest!
Hopscotch Adoptions facilitated my adoption of two amazing children. The entire team is so knowledgeable, supportive and committed. They truly understand what the experience of international adoption is like from the parent in waiting perspective. The hopes, the fears, the excitement, the frustrations...all handled with such empathy and compassion. In addition, the team members that are in the birth country are such gems! Our needs were completely anticipated and we felt so welcomed and nurtured. Every person considering international adoption should put Hopscotch Adoptions on the top of their list!
I adopted two children through Hopscotch Adoptions. The experience was beyond expectations. I would highly suggest anyone considering adopting looking into this organization.
Hopscotch Adoptions and Robin Sizemore brought a miracle to my family for which we are eternally grateful!!!! This is an excellent agency and the people who comprise Hopscotch, truly care...It is an agency dedicated to its mission of finding forever homes for children. My association with them was positive and rewarding in every way. I trusted them, and they never let me down!!!!