Exclusive Services

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Hope Embraced is licensed to do consulting, education, referral services, and “Identified Adoption” services through our agency.  We help with healthy baby/children situations as well as Special Needs/Circumstances situations.  We can help with baby-born cases and moms pregnant, making adoption plans.  We can also help with older children being placed for adoption.  We guide our clients throughout the process as adoption can be an incredible experience and we do everything we can to make it as smooth as possible.  Hope Embraced staff can prepare families by helping them with the adoption profile, with the input and creativity of experienced graphic designers and professional photographers, if this service is needed.  Our staff helps educate about the adoption process from all views. Hope Embraced team has both personal and professional experience to bring to the adoption experience to help guide our clients. 

  • Birth Parent Support/Counseling/Financial Assistance

  • Objective and confidential assistance to Adoptive Parents as they decide whether adoption is best for their family

  • Education about adoption to Adoptive Parents and Birth Parents

  • Emotional support to Adoptive Parents and Birth Parents

  • Home Study/Assessment services/Post Placement services

  • Parenting education related to adopted children

  • Pre-placement counseling and preparation

  • Post-adoption support

  • Open or Closed adoptions

  • Adoption Financing Information

  • Direct Placement of children

  • Referrals to outside resources for placement of children

  • Profile Creation and Existing Profile Reviews

  • Assist with disrupted adoptions and transition support for children/families

  • Consulting Services

  • Single or Dual Home Study Licensing for Foster Care & Adoption

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New Hope Foster Care Program

 Single or “Dual Licensing” for Foster Care Program for South Carolina Families – Hope Embraced is working with the state for placements for foster or possible foster-to-adopt situations of children needing care.  Some families have chosen to get a home study for both private adoption and foster placements.  This will cover both types of cases that come up and could potentially lead to an adoption if a foster case became available as well. 

Our Director of Foster Care overseeing this program has a Doctorate in Traumatology and can help families with counseling and guidance for transition and any potential issues that families may face with the specifics that would be with each case.  We are also currently licensed to oversee foster families and child placements.  So, these things could work hand in hand.

If you are interested in this program, please email:  NewHopeFoster@gmail.com

 

Outreach/Back-Up Program List

We love having the opportunity to work with adoptive parents.  This arrangement is for families that want to work with Hope Embraced but understand the main client list is currently full.  A family will only be consulted about cases when all full clients have been given the opportunity to be shown the adoption opportunity.  They could also be shown if the birth mom has requests that do not match up with any active full clients.

Grant Letters

Hope Embraced provides a lot of information to families about financial resources and grant organizations in hopes that clients may receive financial assistance toward their adoption costs/fees. Many of Hope Embraced clients have received grants and some have even received $3,500 up to $25.000 from one organization, and assistance from other places too.  Many times, those grant organizations require the agency to write a personal grant recommendation letter for prospective families.  This letter is important and takes time for the agency representative as it is based on personal case-by-case information on the prospective adopting family.  If more than one type of letter is required, the services can be evaluated accordingly. Hope Embraced can compose a letter based on the requirements and needs of the organization and meet the need of the adopting family for the best recommendation possible.

Profiles

This is a presentation put together for birth parents to review and search for an adoptive family. Michael Smith is a Graphic Designer and professional photographer who creates profiles that are cutting edge and unique to the client. The agency and client reviews have stated his profiles are thorough, creative, and consistently present very well while being easily accessible when necessary to get the profile in front of birth parents. Once the profile has been created, it is then emailed to the adoptive family for review. They take time to review it page by page, being specific about any changes and feedback they want to give. The profile fee includes 1 hard copy of the profile, the profile on a disc, and three times of back and forth for changes to be made. If there are more changes after three times, it would be an additional charge each time. Mike desires clients to be happy with their profile as it should be a good reflection of their style and personality, along with his professional experience of working with birth parents. If you have a favorite style, font, or colors, please make this known at the start. He has a former birth mom review them as well, so the profile can be seen through a birth mom’s eyes before a final draft is done. Working as a team with the family’s preferences and his professional and personal creativity results in an effective profile that would be chosen quickly by a birth mom. Questions to be answered for the profile text and a list of pictures needed will be provided to the client for the profile.

If you are interested in this service, please email:  CrossroadDesigns@gmail.com