What makes CPO different than other adoption agencies 1,2,3,and 4
First, we are not in the business of adoption! We are a licensed adoption agency, but we are primarily a crisis pregnancy ministry. We help women who want to parent also. That means we have no incentive to pressure an expecting mother to choose adoption. We will help her even if she decides to parent. Adoption is just a service we provide.
Secondly, we do only open open open adoptions. That means much more than providing pictures. We believe that it is in the best interest of the child for there to be a relationship between their adoptive family and their biological family. That can include attending birthday parties, get togethers, and CPO events together. In most of our adoptions, the birth family and adoptive family become one extended family. Besides a child can never have too many grandmas!
Third and maybe the most important, we offer free counseling for life! We are here for our clients! Our greatest gift is to provide you free counseling! Making an adoption plan is not an easy decision. A birthmother chooses adoption when she loves her child so much she is willing to live separately from them. We will walk alongside her through the process by providing counseling, support group, mentoring and much more.
Fourth, since we are not in the business of adoptions, our fees for adoptive families are incredibly low. This means we have many families who want to adopt through CPO. Thus, we can be picky! We require our families to be nonsmokers, married at least 3 years, active in their Christian church and agree to have one parent stay home until the child is school age. They are also required to attend a 2 ½ day workshop and do an extensive home study. We want only the very best families for our clients!