FYI, If you live in Missouri, you can adopt through The Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
A really sweet family in our church is doing this, and I am so excited to see the Lord working!
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I think there are alot of misconceptions about going through the state. Almost all of my concerns about it turned out to be untrue, as I talked to the mom.
- You do not have to foster-to-adopt, you can choose to take your training a step further and just adopt.
- The state pays for everything-training, homestudy, and I think you even get a stipend for the child's clothes and food, and insurance if needed.
-You do not have to have contact with the birthparents
-It can be pretty quick to have a child placed in your home. I think they said they expect to have their child/children by the end of the summer.
Here is what the website says about State adoptions they participate in.