On Monday I saw this post on MommyLife (I have copied it from there).
An adoption agency is seeking a home for a little boy with Down Syndrome, only 2 weeks old. If domestic infant adoption is on your heart, and you live in travelling distance of New Jersey but not in New York, you may be eligible to adopt him. That includes any of my local friends in MA.
I am with Open Arms Adoption Network, a non-profit adoption agency in Philadelphia, PA and am writing to you in hopes that you may know of any homestudy ready families who might be interested in adopting a little boy who was just born 10 days ago with Down's. This is a NJ adoption and we do have all medicals. Birth mother is signing consents today. (02/17) Below is a brief summary. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to be considered.... I can be reached at the number or email below.
Thanks so much for your help!
The birth mother would like to have contact with the family post placement, so a family within traveling distance of North-West New Jersey is ideal. She is hoping to be able to arrange 3 visits per year if possible. Unfortunately we cannot place NY families at this time. The fee would be $5,000 placement fee and $1,000 birth parent expenses...and this would not include post-placement supervision visits. Many may also consider the $12,650 adoption tax credit for adoptions finalized in 2012. If the adoptive family wishes for us to process a medicaid application, there will be an additional fee of $150.00 per hour for this service. He is Caucasian, full -term and presenting with no medical issues...no cleft or heart defect. Birthmother is a very lovely, mature woman (41 years old) and will be a delight to have a relationship with. We are hoping to show profiles early next week if possible.
Open Arms Adoption Network
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
24/7 toll Free Hotline: 1-888-OPEN-ARMS