Ask AF: Is there an adoption watchdog organization?

What if your are unsatisfied with your adoption agency? The AF expert explains where families can turn.

Q: We were unhappy with the lack of disclosure, the low level of professionalism, and the lies that we were told by our adoption agency. Is there any national adoption watchdog organization that could help us warn others of this behavior? Are there organizations out there that allow families to give their opinions without backlash?

A: Unfortunately, there is no national adoption watchdog organization, but you can report the agency to the state licensing authority, to the Better Business Bureau, or to the Attorney General in the agency’s state (and in your own state, if they are different).




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