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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 5:30 pm

BTW I would NOT recommend the SACAC service via the American Club for adoption. Full of misinformation and poor value for money.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 6:13 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:BTW I would NOT recommend the SACAC service via the American Club for adoption. Full of misinformation and poor value for money.


I'd be interested in know more about this as SACAC generally has a good reputation... although they have several different practice areas.

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Postby canuckmum » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 9:08 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:BTW I would NOT recommend the SACAC service via the American Club for adoption. Full of misinformation and poor value for money.


I'd be interested in know more about this as SACAC generally has a good reputation... although they have several different practice areas.


Me too as we actually have booked in for an initial consultation (smaller $$ commitment and pre-HSR). The other one I heard about was the one starting with "T" and heard generally good feedback except for when it comes to expats!

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 9:35 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:BTW I would NOT recommend the SACAC service via the American Club for adoption. Full of misinformation and poor value for money.


I'd be interested in know more about this as SACAC generally has a good reputation... although they have several different practice areas.


They'd sue me if I put in writing what I really thought. However they know nothing about local SC adoptions - you're better off speaking to my lawyer for that and for free! (PM for details).

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Postby Vavis » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 4:11 pm

Offshoreoildude, can you PM me? I am unable to contact you (too few posts to the forums is the reason) but very keen to hear about your experiences. We are encountering lots of road blocks to our adoption wishes, mainly wonder how you went about it, how long it took, if you have any special advice and so on. Thank you, thank you.

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Postby Dochas70 » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 1:21 am

Hi Offshoreoildude,
would you mind letting me have your lawyers details too? Like some of the others I've tried to PM you but I'm not allowed as a newbie!
Thanks a million,
Dochas

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Postby Dochas70 » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 1:26 am

Hi Canuckmum,
can I ask how you got on with your consultation with S*C*C? We are just starting on the adoption journey and we're trying to pick an agency for our HSR. If anyone else has any recommendations I'd be very grateful for the advice.
Thanks!
Dochas

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Postby canuckmum » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:57 am

Dochas70 wrote:Hi Canuckmum,
can I ask how you got on with your consultation with S*C*C? We are just starting on the adoption journey and we're trying to pick an agency for our HSR. If anyone else has any recommendations I'd be very grateful for the advice.
Thanks!
Dochas


We met with them, and I quite liked them. The deciding factor, however, was definitely that they didn't have as long a waiting list for doing the HSR as other agencies did (and I think there is only 1 other that can do an HSR). Might be a weird thing to say, but it was nice dealing with another expat rather than someone local who can understand cultural sensibilities too.

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Postby Coco&co » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:11 pm

According to MSF there are six agents that can do the HSR (home study report) http://app.msf.gov.sg/Adoption/Applyfor ... eport.aspx

We just booked a time with SACAC for the obligatory pre-briefing, 50 min, 200$, three weeks waiting time.

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Postby Coco&co » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:20 pm

Note! Only two, TOUCH and Fei Yue Community Services, are accredited to do HSR in case you intend to adopt from China.

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Postby Coco&co » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:31 pm

In addition to MSF's own site I found a .pdf you can buy over the net as very informative.

http://www.similarsites.com/goto/singap ... option.com


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