I used it for each of our four adoptions and it never let me down. This is the single most important decision you’ll make, so take the time to really nail it! Doing these steps gave me confidence and saved months if not years of time later on and it can do the same for you. It’s also fun, because you get to dream big and then narrow things down into a workable plan. Here’s a sample list to get you started: A specific religious orientation (or absence thereof). Responding to questions in a timely manner. People who have the highest integrity. Detail oriented/great at paperwork. Communicates well. Quick response time. People you personally click with, like and admire. The first step to choosing an adoption agency is to make yourself a good consumer. Gather as much information as possible about adoption, agencies, and state requirements. Explore the range of available options and the various programs. If your options seem limited, don’t rule out any possibility without thoroughly researching it. Spend at least two to three months investigating all alternatives before deciding what is right for you.