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Abby's One True Gift Adoptions, Inc, Waukee IA

  • Agency Name
  • Abby's One True Gift Adoptions, Inc
  • Agency Location
  • 755 SE Frontier Avenue, Suite 102
    Waukee, IA 50263
  • Contact Phone
  • (515) 987-3341
  • Contact Name
  • Patricia Gerlitz
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption Services
  • Description
  • In the adoption industry there are numerous choices available to you in your efforts to find and adopt a child. Agencies, facilitators, attorneys, foster care, the list goes on. Each has their merits and drawbacks. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions is a full service licensed adoption agency. We specialize in matching adoptive families with birthmothers on a national scale. We offer homestudy and post placement services, full legal representation in both the adoptive family’s and birthmother’s state, a birthmother mentoring program, as well as counseling for families and birthmothers. Essentially, our agency provides every service necessary from beginning to end. Our experience and success has allowed us the opportunity to build a nationwide network of adoption attorneys and adoption investigators focused on providing the most comprehensive services to our clients. As an agency, we direct a tremendous amount of resources into nationwide advertising focused on finding birthmothers and adoptive families. This is the benefit we provide to you - nationwide access and service that far exceed practical individual efforts.
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Comment from Katie: 5 star! My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. On April 19, 2018, we had an initial call with one of the social workers, Jodi Beavers. She was very thorough in explaining the process and how they might differ from other agencies out there. We were excited to join their pool of waiting families, so we signed on with them the following day and were officially approved and ready to be matched. After having waited 3.5 yrs with another agency, we weren't expecting to hear from them for a year or two. We were in for a big surprise. On May 16 we received a call from Jodi who described a prospective birth mom and her situation. We were matched that same day (less than 1 month after signing on with them). Our son was born on July 6, 2018 and we were at the hospital for his birth. Throughout the entire process Jodi was great at communicating with us and very responsive to our emails/texts and keeping us in the loop. She was great to work with! Jodi was extremely accommodating. We were told we would be getting discharged from the hospital Sunday morning (and she needed to be there for discharge), so she was there for us. After she arrived we learned we couldn't be discharged until the following day, so she returned the next morning without complaint. We used their Traditional Services which includes their legal, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Our son was born on a Friday night. Their attorney came to the hospital Saturday morning to go through paperwork with both us and the birth mom. She had everything submitted to Iowa ICPC on Tuesday, and on Wednesday we had clearance from our state to head home (that might be a record!) It truly felt that both Jodi and the attorney were bending over backwards for us to make the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible. Having worked through another agency/attorney for a previous adoption, I can assure you that not all agencies are like this! We had evaluated more than 30 agencies/facilitators, weighing the pros and cons of each (primarily their fees, number of waiting families, number of matches per year, and estimated wait times), before deciding that Abby's One True Gift was the obvious choice. We are truly blessed to have come across them and will most definitely be returning to them when we're ready to adopt another child. Thank you, Jodi, and everyone at Abby's One True Gift!

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