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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth

Mission: Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. (“Hopscotch”) is a not for profit, international adoption agency authorized in New York and licensed in North Carolina as a child-placement agency. Hopscotch is dedicated to helping children in need of families, through both humanitarian efforts and through adoption into permanent, loving homes. Hopscotch was accredited by the Council on Accreditation as a Hague Accredited agency in February 2008, and thus follows both U.S. and Hague Convention policies and regulations regarding international adoption. The fundamental belief of Hopscotch is that each child has the right to a lifelong, loving family. We recognize and support efforts that can allow children to safely remain in their original families and, where this is not possible, to be adopted in their countries of birth. When these options are not available, however, we believe that children should be placed internationally with adoptive parents who can provide a nurturing and stable permanent family. Sometimes, sadly, children do not meet the legal standards for international adoption and are subject to institutional life. In these cases, Hopscotch supports their needs through directed humanitarian assistance that improves their quality of life. It is these children and these adoptive parents that Hopscotch serves. For parents who are interested in adopting a child through Hopscotch, we are a comprehensive and caring guide through what is, under even the best of circumstances, a challenging and stressful process. We facilitate the adoption of infants and toddlers, as well as older children and children with special needs (often easily correctable here in the US). Currently, Hopscotch specializes in adoptions from the Republics of Armenia and Georgia with new but highly experienced programs in Bulgaria, Ghana and Morocco. Hopscotch is committed to working closely with prospective adoptive families starting from the first telephone call or email. Hopscotch provides personal assistance to families with paperwork and other demonstrations of compliance for the sending country, through preparation to become an adoptive parent, to international legal work in country and travel to meet your child, and then post adoption support when you come home. Hopscotch’s leadership teams in the U.S., Armenia, Georgia, and now, Bulgaria, Ghana and Morocco have had many years of successful experience with international adoption. We have strong working relationships with in-country governments, and with the US embassies and consulates. This experience and these relationships allow us to help our families navigate through the expected and most importantly, the unexpected, steps in adopting a child internationally. For children who remain in orphanages in Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana and Morocco as well as other countries where we work, Hopscotch is active in spearheading projects which strive to improve both the physical environments of the institutions where children are being cared for and the physical and emotional health for these children without families. We believe in the virtuous circle of adoption and humanitarian aid, and we are grateful to our families for their continual dedication to the children of the countries where we serve.

Target demographics: 25-55, married or single families, of moderate income, interested in world events, open to possibilities, mature, stable and prepared to parent.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana and Morocco

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kathy92

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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??

Chandres P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two children through Hopscotch Adoptions. The experience was beyond expectations. I would highly suggest anyone considering adopting looking into this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!!