“Everyone at Building Blocks Adoption has always gone up and above with assisting us with our adoption process. We started our adoption process living in another state and were looking into numerous agencies to process our adoption. When we reached out to Building Blocks Adoption Service who was located out of state we knew they were the ones to work with since they answered all our questions thoroughly and immediately. Being that we were located in CA and they were in Ohio, I decided to travel to Ohio to meet with the staff at Building Blocks and found them to be professional and upfront about the entire adoption process. At that instantly I knew that BBAS was the right agency for us. During our homestudy process we came across bumps in the process with our local agency that we could not get resolved. BBAS worked closely with us and our other agency so the homestudy would be processed quickly and smoothly. (BBAS was way more helpful than our homestudy agency!) With our homestudy complete we were excited to start the process. The staff worked long hours to get us matched with a birthmother. We did not feel as if the matching process was impersonal but was very specific to our needs. They worked hard to find us a perfect match with our wonderful birth mom. The staff would often work late nights to set up meetings and send emails back and forth between us and the birthmother. From homestudy approval to match our process took 4 months! Our birth mom delivered our wonderful son two months later. Due to all the work and time that Denise took with us and our birthmother we created a very special bond with our son’s mom that we can share with him throughout his life. The bond we were able to create was extremely helpful with being involved in the pregnancy and birth of our baby. Denise helped us organize times for us to go to the birth mothers appointments with the doctors and see our son through ultrasounds. The most amazing experience was being at the hospital when our son was born and being able to be a great support for our birth mom. During the labor and after the birth all of the staff communicated with us several times during the three day wait period to support us and make sure we knew everything that should be going on. After the placement of our incredible son Building Blocks continued to make us feel like we were a part of their family. They are still there for support and to answer any and all questions that we have whether we feel they are small silly questions or a more involved question. When working with the staff you know that they care for you and your family and will for years to come. We have recommended BBAS to other families and those families have found that our perspective on this adoption agency is absolutely true. Those families too are having a wonderful experience. We were blessed to work with Building Blocks Adoption Service as the entire staff worked close with us to help us have an amazing family. Thanks to Building Blocks Adoption our dreams came true and the process in getting our dream was better than we could have ever imagined. We are excited for the day that we will get to go through the adoption process again and there is no doubt in our minds that we will use Building Blocks Adoption again.”
“Our experience with Building Blocks has been absolutely wonderful! When we were just getting started on our adoption journey and collecting information from various agencies in the area, Building Blocks was the only one that followed up with us after sending the information packet. They emailed and called to see if they could answer any questions we might have or help us in any way. Building Blocks was the only agency to reach out to us in this way. They had an information session that we attended where we got to meet many of the staff and have questions answered. This level of personal attention right from the start was the biggest factor in our decision to choose Building Blocks. The BBAS staff was attentive and very responsive to us throughout our journey. At first we were very intimidated about the homestudy and weren’t sure what to expect. However, our social worker made us feel totally at ease during the homestudy, and throughout the entire adoption process. Every social worker we dealt with was very easy to work with, down to earth and knowledgeable. Our experience could not have been better. We completed our homestudy and were matched with a birth mother for placement in just eight months! We had a few missed opportunities along the way and Denise and the Building Blocks staff provided a great deal of support. They helped us make it through the disappointment and shared our joy when we were finally matched with a child. Our beautiful daughter was placed with us one month later. We brought her straight home from the hospital and our finalization was complete 6 months later. Building Blocks has been attentive to our family even after placement of our daughter. We had frequent contact with the social worker and she made sure we had the information and resources we needed. The compassion and concern from the agency on our behalf has continued. We were even contacted just a few days ago to see if we had any needs or questions. We could have never imagined how much adoption would impact and improve our lives. We have a wonderful open relationship with our daughter’s birth parents and have been supported in that by Building Blocks. We can’t begin to imagine a life without our beautiful daughter, and we owe that to the fine people at Building Blocks. This is a debt that we will never truly be able to pay to this wonderful organization of dedicated professionals. The kind people at Building Blocks truly make adoptive families feels like a part of their own family. They guided us through an intimidating, difficult, and emotional journey to the happiness we now share with our daughter. We have absolutely recommended Building Blocks to anyone considering adoption, and if we consider adoption again, we will definitely be calling Building Blocks!”
“Not unlike most couples venturing out on the adoption process for the first time, we were nervous and excited! We “shopped” around our area for adoption agencies and could not seem to find the service we had hoped for. That is, until we discovered Building Blocks. Though Building Blocks is located several hours from our home, and there are other adoption agencies closer, we felt assured the very first time we spoke with the staff at BBAS. After participating in one of their free webinars and speaking with them via phone, we knew Building Blocks was whom we wanted to work with. And we are sure glad we did! We began the home study process in August, finished in October of that same year and only a few short weeks later we were matched with a birth mother in California. The joy of getting matched and speaking on the phone with the birth mother was invigorating and scary at the same time. Denise was our support system and shared in our joy. We were matched in November and our son was born the following March. In only four short months we experienced all the emotions many adoptive families face – fear, anxiety, trepidation, and happiness. To say that Denise and the entire BBAS staff was attentive and caring would be an understatement. In those months, they provided more support than we could have ever imagined. In March; we traveled to California to await the birth of our son. During that time we faced a few hurdles that caused stress and anxiety. Denise was available non-stop to talk via text, phone, and email. She was there for us from the minute we first called BBAS, to our match, through the entire process, and to share our joy when our son, Lane, was born. Over the months we worked with BBAS we developed a special relationship with Denise that enabled us to complete our family. This relationship is not one that can be attained with any agency – only with an agency that truly cares and is passionate about their career. The adoption process is a rewarding experience, though stressful at times. We could not be happier that we chose to work with BBAS in such an important, life-changing experience because we were treated as people (even friends), and not just another client. The entire staff made our experience positive and our dream of creating our family a reality. We absolutely recommend BBAS to anyone considering embarking on the adoption process. Their expertise and personal attention cannot be matched. Should we consider adopting again in the future, Denise will be our first call! Denise and her staff will always be dear in our hearts and we are proud to be part of the BBAS “family”!
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