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Hopscotch Adoptions Inc

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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

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