Everyone on staff at the Adoption Support Center is anxious to get back into the agency to collaborate and support all families in the adoption journey.
As this is an evolving situation, we continue to monitor this situation in real-time to ensure the proper precautions are being taken so everyone feels safe.
Since the agency is in Marion county, we are following the guidelines of this county. We are considered essential business; we have a staff person in the office every day. All other staff has been and will continue to work remotely.
June 1st we are moving to phase 2.
We are allowing two staff members in the agency at the same time, while practicing social distancing. We are allowing coordinators to meet with new expectant mom’s, practicing social distancing in an outdoor environment, with PPE. We will start having prospective adoptive families meeting expectant mom’s after a video or phone conference has happened, if both parties wish and feel safe.
Lots more telecom meetings and less time as a group in the agency together.
All education classes, home studies, office interviews, and planning meetings will continue being done via Zoom. The post placement visit will be done in the adoptive family’s home, taking all the possible safeguards we can.
We plan on staying at phase 2 until we see how the city handles the children going back to school.
The agency is not equipped for outdoor visits at this time, however families are welcome to use the agency as a meeting point and take a walk together, as the weather permits. Keep in mind, there are no restroom facilities currently available.
As all of you, we are aware there will be a new normal! We envision Phase 3 being our new normal for a while. Lots more telecom meetings and less time as a group in the agency together. More on how Phase 3 will look as the city decides what best for our children come August.
Thanks for your understanding and STAY SAFE!