When people on forums and groups ask for agency recommendations, I always mention Nightlight Christian Adoptions. Even though we didn’t sign with them, we probably should have. Why did I like them so much?
- Despite the word “Christian” in their name, they do not discriminate on the basis of religion or sexual orientation.
- They do not charge different fees based on a child’s race.
- At the time (2011), their fees were more reasonable than those of other agencies.
- They allow gender specification.
I recently went to their web site to jog my memory, and I was happy to find this statement in their FAQs:
What is your agency’s philosophy about open and closed adoptions?
Our agency recommends open adoptions as we believe it is the healthiest situation for all members of the adoption triad (i.e., birthparents, adoptee, and adoptive parents). We are open to creating a dialog and educating families who are apprehensive about open adoption. We rarely have a birthmother who is considering closed adoption. If after discussing the possibility of open adoption, you strongly feel that you would like to have a closed adoption, you may want to work with another agency.
Another reason to like them!
Their web site is also a lot more straightforward and honest than others. I have a post in the works about some of the doozies I’ve seen on other web sites.