"Our names are Helma, Ruby and Roy. Our daughter was born in the USA.
We had a very fine cooperation with the people from ARC and still we have
a excellent contact with them.
We adopted our daughter in 2007. From the first moment we had a very good
feeling being with the people from ARC. ARC sees the importance of the
situation of the birth parents and they don’t forget the future
adoption parents. There is a very good adoption ‘triangle’.
In this triangle the child is the most important. There is respect for
the birth parents.
We are very happy we know Adoption ARC."
“I found Adoption Arc one day while I was searching adoption agency
on line. It was heaven sent. I contacted the on Memorial Day 2003, and
got an answer the same day. Everyone at Arc treated Sam and I with such
kindness and care. Our Social Worker Cynthia was the sweetest and most
caring person. Walked us step by step. We felt like family. So much so,
we adopted our second son 22 months later.
Information between the birth mother and us was made easy by Arc. All our
questions were answered. Meeting the birth mother was made easy, our Social
worker was with us. Every step we had to take in both our adoptions was
guided by Arc and made easy. In the years since our adoptions, every chance
I get, I pass on info about ARC. I have talked to many people who thought
the USA had no children up for adoption, and steered them to Arc.
The women of Arc, gave us the greatest gift, our two sons. Words cannot
express the love and joy they brought to Sam and me. I am so grateful
that there are such caring women helping bring families together.”
- Sam and Nancy Rosario
“We are Nicole and Sonja. We met in 2006 and got married in 2009.
We live in Europe, The Netherlands. We are both fond of our nieces and
nephews and hoped to raise children ourselves one day. We preferred to
adopt a child and give this child a loving home. Friends of us adopted
a boy and a girl via Adoption Arc and recommended this organization because
of their positive experience. We had the same experience and in 2012 our
son Sam came into our lives!"
Adoption Arc provided us with good and honest information. The staff was
always friendly. Sometimes it is hectic at the office and as we know now,
this is always because Adoption Arc puts the children and birth mothers
at the first place. This is exactly why we have chosen Adoption Arc to
We hoped to meet Sam's birth mother, but she preferred a closed adoption.
We respect her wish. Whenever she changes her mind, we are happy to tell
her about her handsome smart son. She can be very proud of him! For us
it is important knowing that Sam's birth mother wanted her son to
live with us.
At this moment, we seriously think about adopting a baby brother or sister
for Sam in the near future. And yes, we will work again with Adoption
- Sonja and Nicole
“When we embarked on our Adoption Journey we were a little unprepared
for how quickly things began to move. The staff at Adoption ARC held our
hands through the entire process with integrity. They managed our nervous
anticipation and were honestly optimistic through the ups and downs. Adoption
is not an easy process, even when your forever baby comes relatively fast.
The staff took our calls, listened to our fears, maintained open communication
with the birthmother, and had the best interest of all parties at heart.
And when we received our son - we knew that Adoption ARC had put their
own hearts into creating our family.
Thank you Adoption Arc for all that you did to create our family.”
- Mario, Noelle and Brendan
“We were so lucky to have the opportunity to meet both families of
our two adopted children. We feel that meeting the birth-families is the
most emotional thing we have ever experienced. We being so happy with
our children; they being so sad about having to give them up. And at the
same time it was the most beautiful, special and valuable meeting ever,
for all parties involved! It gave us so much valuable information, pictures,
movies, impressions and conversations. If our children start asking questions
about their background, we will be able to give them so many answers.
We feel it gave the birth-families comfort and may be even some relief.
One of them literally said that a weight was lifted from his shoulders
by meeting us. We were laughing together and crying together. Knowing
that everyone in the room loves that little baby so much and all they
want and think about is what is the best thing for that little baby gives
us so much connection, even though you don't really know each other.
If you have the chance, meet each other! It will be a priceless gift for
your child when he or she grows up. Someone from the Adoption ARC staff
was present during both the meetings and that was a very good thing. They
help, but don't disturb. Their presence has a very positive effect.
All parties are nervous of course and they help calm everyone. The meetings
took place at the Adoption ARC office, which was also very positive. It
was like meeting each other in a homey environment. Thanks for that!
We are still in contact with both families, keeping them up to date about
how our children are doing. How the contact will develop in the future
when our children grow older is totally up to the children themselves.
We are open and supportive in any way we can!”
- Johan, Marlies, Anne (2011) and Tijmen (2012)