Starting the adoption process can be exciting, but it can also be confusing and overwhelming. 

Adoption Options Consulting is here to help you every step of the way. 

  • How do I get started?
  • What are the pros/cons of the different ways one can adopt a child?
  • Should I look at domestic or international agencies if I want to adopt an infant?
  • What does it take to adopt an older child?
  • What questions do I ask? 
  • How can I afford adoption?
  • Is this child the right match for my family?

​If you are trying to figure out how to navigate the adoption world, Adoption Options Consulting (AOC) 

can help you understand it all! Learn how to pick an agency, how to design your profile, 

how to talk to birth parents, professionals, your own friends and family, and much, much more. 

AOC can assist with any age (domestic) adoptions, but specializes in helping individuals and families 

adopt from the foster care system. 

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Erica Jourdan, MSW, Director of Adoption Options Consulting, has over a decade of personal and professional experience in the adoption field. She has coached hundreds of families along the path to becoming both foster and adoptive parents. In addition, she is, herself, the adoptive mother of three. Having learned that there is no "one size fits all" in the world of adoption, her approach with families is open, non-judgmental, and flexible. 

"We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Erica for all her wisdom and support while pursuing our home study and potential adoptions. She is very knowledgeable, professional and personal in her educational process. We highly recommend Erica to anyone considering adoption or needing support at any stage." 

Eileen and Lars Johnson

"Erica has a commitment to excellence, dedication to those she serves, and tireless ability to do whatever it takes to accomplish her work.   She is highly adept at motivating and bringing out the best in people. She is a strong communicator, dedicated professional, and is self-motivated. Personally, I think Erica is an exceptional person of high integrity."   ​​ 

Diane Delafield