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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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hopscotch is an excellent adoption agency that cares about finding forever homes for children, and works extensively to find homes for children with special needs. I hold Robin and her staff in high esteem. Unfortunately, there are some anti-adoption people out there who like to make negative comments but this agency is excellent. Unlike many of the bad agencies who have tarnished international adoption, Robin stands behind her agency and its work. She is an easy target because she does not hide behind her agency and she is good at what she does. She and her staff are committed to finding homes for children and NOT children for families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Launching our adoption journey was a leap of faith in using Hopscotch as an agency. We did not know of anyone at the time who had utilized this agency nor did we know of anyone who had adopted from Bulgaria. Robin and her team at Hopscotch did not disappoint. They were knowledgable and helpful every step of the way. My many emailed questions were often answered within the hour. I always felt that my questions and concerns were important and seemed to be priority to staff. Aside from the level of professionalism shown, we really enjoyed this staff- they are great people!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister adopted my niece through Hopscotch and she is a true gift to our family. I was new to the process and it is a very positive experience for our entire family. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a past and present Hopscotch family. They helped us with our first adoption in 2008 of our beautiful daughter. Robin and her team were always available to answer our questions and calm our anxieties. Additionally, Robin also does much advocating for children of the world and adoptive families alike, proving they are not just in it for the money. The world of adoption is a better place due to Robin Sizemore and her organization, Hopscotch Adoptions.

Cindy67

Client Served

Rating: 5

Robin and the Hopscotch staff are genuinely concerned about children, and about creating "forever families." Occasionally I run into someone who dislikes international adoptions, and I reflect that they would have a different perspective if they'd known Hopscotch. After years of infertility issues caused by cancer treatments, my husband and I despaired of adopting children. Everywhere we turned we were told that my history of cancer kept us from becoming adoptive parents. Because of Robin's contacts, reputation, and perseverance, our 10th Gotcha Day is in 2 weeks! I've given up trying to understand how the Hopscotch staff deals so patiently with anxious parents, reluctant bureaucrats, frightened birth families, and literally mounds of paperwork. The staff's care must be genuine because no amount of money can really compensate them for the work they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know how to begin to describe the impact that Hopscotch has had on my life. From the moment we first spoke to Hopscotch in 2006 through arriving home with our daughter from Armenia in late 2007, our experience with Hopscotch has been wonderful, easy, first-class. Across the organization, their level of care and attention guided us through the complex international adoption process and really made us feel that they were watching out for us. With something as important as our daughter, I feel that our trust in Hopscotch was very well placed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with Hopscotch has always been a pleasure!! Robin Sizemore has consistently shown passion for orphans and adoption, as well as the highest level of commitment to excellence. Robin has always been very supportive of Resources4adoption and our mission. She is willing to give of her time and resources to help other organizations like Resources4adoption so we can grow and thrive. She understands the importance of helping others...which means a great deal. Go Hopscotch! Cherri Walrod, Founder and Executive Director of Resources4adoption

Jason41

Board Member

Rating: 5

Robin and her team have amazing systems, tools and talent. I see them go above and beyond in every step of the adoption process. I see great things in this organization. Their focus is always the kids first. Care, love and hope are words often heard and felt around the office.

Rita I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hopscotch became part of our family when it facilitated the adoption of our daughter from Armenia five years ago. The entire team (in the US and Armenia) was ready and willing to support us at every stage of the process, specially during those challenging times when waiting felt unbearable. We are grateful for Hopscotch and its staff for all that they do for families and children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hopscotch Adoptions are great! They are putting a lot of efforts to place the children that have waited the longest and we really appreciate that. They are good professionals and love the children.