We have adopted two beautiful daughters from China and we have started the process to adopt a baby boy from China as well. For each these we have used European Adoption Consultants (EAC) as our adoption agency. Below are some of the reasons why we like EAC and have stuck with them for more than six years now.
Close to Home
When we started our first adoption we looked at several agencies. One thing we immediately liked about EAC was that it was close to home. It is within one hour’s drive of where we live. This was a nice thing for our first adoption. Knowing what I know now, I would still go with EAC for our third adoption even if it were across the country.
Friendly Helpful Staff
The staff at EAC are very professional and personable. This is not always an easy mix to find. There is someone available 24/7. If they did not have the answer they got the answer and got back to us. They genuinely care about us as a family and their top focus is to help match the right child with the right family.
Lots of Resources
It was extremely helpful with our first adoption that EAC gave free seminars on the adoption process. They walked us through each step and were always ready to help with any questions we had. They have excellent pre-adoption services, printed material and training. Also they have post-adoption support and a wonderful, yearly reunion event at the Cleveland Zoo.
I cannot say enough good about our guide in China, Qiliang Zhou. A native of China, Zhou has been the EAC Program Coordinator for China since 1995. He is affectionately known as “Uncle Zhou” (pronounced Uncle Joe). He is extremely good at coordinating every detail of the trip in China and makes it very easy on the adopting families. He is an excellent tour guide and makes sure we get the most out the experience of traveling though the amazing land of China. He is also wonderful with the babies and children. He is able to help calm both parent and child when no one else can. The EAC Chinese “Special-Needs” program is named Zhou’s Angels. (He is also very good at ping-pong. I played competitively in high-school but I could rarely make a point against him.) Uncle Zhou is the main reason I recommend EAC’s Chinese adoption program.
We have been very pleased with EAC through our first two adoptions and we are excited about starting the third. If you are considering foreign adoption, I whole heatedly recommend European Adoption Consultants.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you have your own adoption stories.