Adoption Facilitation Services Phone: 925-938-6600      
Adopt-now.com
Nancy Hurwitz Kors, Ph. D.
Pregnant? Thinking about Adoption?
 

Adoptive Parents Information


Below are some of the frequently asked questions about our services. If you have a question that was not addressed here or would simply like more information, call us at 925-938-6600 or email us at nhk@adopt-now.com.




                                                  


Q: What does an adoption facilitator do?
Q: Why choose adoption facilitation with Dr. Hurwitz Kors?
Q: What makes Dr. Hurwitz Kors' practice special?
Q: Who else can assist me in the office?
Q: How many clients do you have waiting to adopt?
Q: Do you work with single-parent families and gay and lesbian families?
Q: What are the first steps in the adoption process?
Q: If we decide to work with Dr. Hurwitz Kors, will we have to mass-mail thousands of resumes to find a birthmother?
Q: How do your birthmothers find out about our family?
Q: What if we do not like the first birthmother we speak with?
Q: If we enjoy talking to our birthmother, how would we pursue the adoption?
Q: Do we need an attorney?
Q: My question was not addressed here. Where can I get more information?




Q: What does an adoption facilitator do?
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As an adoption facilitator, Dr. Hurwitz Kors brings prospective adoptive parents and birthparents together to meet one another and form an adoption plan.



Q: Why choose adoption facilitation with Dr. Hurwitz Kors?
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Because of our success, speed and commitment. At Adoption Facilitation Services, we work continuously from our initial consultation with you through to the birth to make sure your adoption proceeds smoothly.

Because of that commitment, in 18 years, 100% of the families who have pursued an adoption with Dr. Hurwitz Kors have adopted successfully. Over 99% of our families adopted within the first year. Seventy-five percent were successfully matched with a birthmother within six months.  



Q: What makes Dr. Hurwitz Kors' practice special?
A:









Unlike many in the adoption field, Dr. Hurwitz Kors has extensive education and experience that makes her specially qualified for adoption facilitation. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from York University in Toronto, where she did pioneering research on pregnancy and infertility.

Dr. Hurwitz Kors has been working in the adoption field for 18 years. Currently she serves as the president of the Academy of California Adoption Professionals (ACAP).

To learn more about Dr. Hurwitz Kors, click here.



Q: Who else can assist me in the office?
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We are a small, friendly two-person office. Our staff includes Laurian Rhodes, our adoption coordinator. Ms. Rhodes assists both birthmothers and adoptive families to create an excellent adoption experience.
Q: How many clients do you have waiting to adopt?
A:








We have approximately 12 families in the search phase at any given time. 

Working with relatively few families speeds the adoption process because it keeps our birthmothers from being overwhelmed with too many adoptive families.

It also has a second advantage: We can develop a personal relationship with our adoptive families and be more sensitive to their individual needs. After all, the better we know you, the easier it is to connect you with the right birthmother.



Q: Do you work with single-parent families and gay and lesbian families?
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Yes. Our birthmothers are looking for loving parents for their babies, and to many, it doesn't matter whether those parents are single, gay, lesbian or heterosexual.



Q: What are the first steps in the adoption process?

A:





If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first step is to come in for a free half-hour consultation. If you live out of state, it is possible to have the initial consultation over the phone.

During the consultation, Dr. Hurwitz Kors or Ms. Wilson will review the adoption process and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to work with us, you will be asked to come in for a few hours to begin shaping your adoption plan.



Q: If we decide to work with Dr. Hurwitz Kors, will we have to mass-mail thousands of resumes to find a birthmother?
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No. Our program is specifically designed to save prospective families the cost and heartache of years of fruitless mass-mailing.

At Adoption Facilitation Services, Dr. Hurwitz Kors does the outreach and screening of birthmothers for our adoptive families. Through word-of-mouth and our extensive network of advertising, we receive two to three calls from prospective birthmothers every day.



Q: How do your birthmothers find out about our family?
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In our first extended meeting, we help you write a "Dear Birthmother" letter. This letter will be given directly to our birthmothers and will help them learn a little about you and your lifestyle. If a birthmother expresses interest in your family, we encourage her to talk with you on the telephone.



Q: What if we do not like the first birthmother we speak with?
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Adoption is a mutual decision — both the birthmother and the adoptive family must be happy with the arrangement. If you decide not to work with the birthmother, even after meeting her, we will of course continue assisting you in the matching process.



Q: If we enjoy talking to our birthmother, how would we pursue the adoption?
A:






The next step would be to meet with the birthmother. We feel that speaking in person is a very important step in the adoption process.

If both parties are interested in proceeding, we will arrange for the birthmother to have a medical screening, including a drug and HIV test.



Q: Do we need an attorney?
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Yes. Dr. Hurwitz Kors is an adoption facilitator, not a lawyer and not a licensed agency. You will need an attorney to handle all the legal aspects of your adoption plan.

In our 25 years helping prospective adoptive families, we have developed contacts with a vast network of adoption attorneys. If you are not currently working with an attorney, we can recommend one in your area.



Q: My question was not addressed here. Where can I get more information?
A: We encourage you to go to our "Babies Who Need Homes" page, click the blue "Interested" button, and fill out the brief form. You'll receive an instant email with in-depth info about the adoption process.

After reading the emailed information, if you have additional questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-660-2367 or email us at nhk@adopt-now.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.






































 
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