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Hand in Hand , Ocala FL

  • Agency Name
  • Hand in Hand
  • Agency Location
  • 9520 SW 9th Terrace
    Ocala, FL 34476
  • Contact Phone
  • (352) 873-9721
  • Contact Name
  • MaryLee Lane
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • International Adoption Placement and Homestudy Services
  • Description
  • For the last 39 years Hand In Hand has been helping people find their way to children who are desperately in need of parents. We have placed more than 9,000 children in loving homes throughout the United States. Hand In Hand is a Christian-based, non-denominational adoption agency, Hague-accredited and licensed to place children throughout the United States. The Florida office for the adoption agency Hand in Hand International Adoptions is in Ocala, Florida. Ocala, Florida is approximately 75 miles northwest of Orlando, Florida. Ocala is the county seat for Marion County and is located in the central part of Florida. This makes it easy for the agency to provide services throughout the State of Florida. The office is located on the property of the CEO and founder of Hand in Hand International Adoptions, MaryLee Lane.
  • Adoption Process
  • Step 1: If you reside in one of the states in which Hand In Hand has licensed offices (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, or Minnesota) we invite you to attend a free orientation hosted by Hand In Hand. Our orientation sites, dates and times are listed on our news page, or you may contact the office nearest you for more information. If you reside in another state, you may request an information packet or contact our administrative office in Tucson, Arizona, and you will work directly with the Hand In Hand Program Director for your desired country. Step 2: If you choose to adopt through Hand In Hand, you must submit a completed application with application fee, a copy of your most recent tax return, a signed fee agreement for the specific country, a signed disclosure statement, and a snapshot photo of you and your family. Step 3: Upon receipt and acceptance of your application, Hand In Hand will send you an invitation to attend our mandatory pre-adoptive parent group training sessions (if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota). The agency requires 30-35 hours of training, with the structure of the training varying with the state. If you reside in a state other than Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota, training will be provided by the licensed agency in your state that will be doing your home study. Areas of education provided by Hand In Hand include Immigration, the home study process, paperwork processing, types of children available, attachment and bonding, trans-racial and trans-cultural adoptions, medical considerations, core issues in adoption, parenting skills, and more. Step 4: With our guidance, you will be busy collecting medical reports, original birth certificates, marriage/divorce certificates, employment verification, physical examination forms, and other documents needed to build your dossier. Each country has its own requirements for dossier documents, and we will assist you with each one. Step 5: Once a portion
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