Need Information on the Adoption Process - Domestic or International? What is a Homestudy? What are my Options?

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Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) revised website provides quick access to frequently asked questions about adoption options.

Reliable information pertaining to the adoption process - domestic, international or homestudies - can be found at

The URL may be the same, but looks a lot different today. The re-designed website allows interested families, birth mothers and referral centers to more easily navigate and find valuable information that the Hague accredited Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) agency provides.

“Contemplating adoption can be an overwhelming experience - there are many questions, where should one turn? who should be contacted and more,” notes Lorraine Kolankowski, LCSW, Executive Director of HAPS, "As more people rely on the the world wide web for reliable information pertaining to adoption,
either domestically or internationally, we knew that it was time to display the wealth of information we provide in a more user-friendly, simple and straightforward manner. Bold colors to complement our new logo and happy faces throughout lend to our optimistic nature and bring our mission statement alive visually. ”

A prominently displayed revamped navigation bar with one-click access to information about HAPS, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption (including HAPS' Russia, China and Waiting China Programs), How To Get Started, Information Sessions, Tax Credit information and how to Contact HAPS help to direct users to a more streamlined information base. In addition, a dedicated and toll free number was established for those who may be pregnant and are looking for a positive option - 1-888-50-choices.    Heartwarming smiles of newly adopted family members enlighten the pages within the website. A link to Facebook can be found from the home page where one can find a network of families and additional resources. The creation of the site was a joint effort involving dp communication solutions llc, a website implementation, public relations and advertising agency in Northvale, NJ.

About HAPS
Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) is a non-profit, licensed, Hague-accredited New Jersey adoption agency that was founded in 1982. HAPS has focused its efforts on developing families for children who need them. Our agency provides services for both international and domestic adoptions.

HAPS has a strong belief in, and commitment to, the development and support of families. Our primary goal is to provide families for children. We believe that every child deserves, and is entitled to, the love and security of belonging to a family. With this focus, we service our clients - the adoptive family, the birthmother, and birthfather. For more information call (201) 836-5554, email us at info(at)haps(dot)org or visit us at Located at 1668 American Legion Drive, Teaneck, NJ 07666.


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