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OUR HISTORY

KidsFirst has been working in adoption for over 20 years, completing over 800 adoptions around the world – from Russia and China, to almost all 50 states. Our agency, started by Inna Pecar and her husband Steve, handles both domestic and international adoptions, and has expertise in home studies and adoption law.

‚ÄčInternationally, we provide adoption services for the placement of children from Hague countries, including Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Poland, and Ukraine. We are working now to expand into Latvia, too.

‚ÄčOur agency works to ensure that all children are placed into loving and qualified homes. We take great pride in adhering to the highest ethical standards in our representation of adoptive and biological families. Inna is always available for consultations with families interested in adopting or placing a child for adoption. Feel free to contact us at any time.

KidsFirst Foundation: Our nonprofit organization is focused on providing better lives for orphaned children around the world. Funds raised provide basic humanitarian needs to orphanages, and create a network of support for the families of adopted children. Email us here.

HAGUE ACCREDITATION

Hague Accreditation signifies that an agency meets the standards founded in the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, and the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. This status indicates that COA (Council on Accreditation) has concluded that the agency conducts services in substantial compliance with these standards, and that COA continues to monitor and oversee its performance.

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TESTIMONIALS

12 Responses to About Us

  1. Vanessa - Birthmother

    KidsFirst was the best decision I made for my daughter. Inna and Suzanne helped me throughout my whole pregnancy. They really care about birthmothers, and not just because it is their job.

  2. Barbra - Birthmother

    When I met you, you gave me so much peace. That’s what I was looking for… the peace, and to know that somebody out there loved me and didn’t judge me. Now, within the two years that I placed (my child), I feel now that I’m starting to heal. And I’m so happy that I get my updates, and I get my pictures. And if I did it again, I would, and I’d do it with KidsFirst, because Inna and her husband, and their staff, (they’re) loving. You don’t have to be family for someone to love you, and that’s what I’m finding out. I thank God that he placed you in my life, because I don’t know where I would’ve been, or where my child would’ve been. I know that I wouldn’t have her, but I don’t know if I would’ve had the peace that I have now. They’ve kept their word on everything they said.

  3. Jamie - Birthmother

    With KidsFirst, I knew I finally had someone that cared. It was a hard decision, but I do not regret it knowing that my children have a stable and happy home where they can be successful. The compassion, love, understanding, and knowing that I was never being judged made this journey that much easier.

  4. Anonymous - Birthfather

    You are the best agency. We love the updates we get. My wife has placed two other children, and she never gets updates or hears from those agencies. It really means so much to both of us. Thank you.

  5. Deangela - Birthmother

    My biggest concern was finding adoption parents that would care for my child as I would. After I got comfortable with the parents, and was meeting them on the daily, it really helped a lot with that. That was just like a weight lifted off of me when I got to choose my own family. There was a lot of support. Just having someone to talk to, whether it’s financial problems, or just everyday life problems that you’re having. They’re very supportive of your decision, and they make you feel more welcome. They constantly checked you in the hospital, they constantly made sure this was what you wanted to do

  6. Jon & Diane - Domestic

    Our home study had to be done in record time, and Suzanne, who was our contact, was wonderful. She guided us through the whole process, and got us everything we needed to be ready at the end of the week. The love they have for the kids they work with is undeniable. We have been parents for 9 months now, and they still call to find out how our child is doing, and that warms my heart.

  7. Rick & Lisa - Domestic

    We met with several adoption agencies, and believe us when we tell you that KidsFirst is the only one we would ever recommend to adoptive parents. When we received a miracle phone call from our doctor one morning, telling us a baby boy had been born, and the birthparents were looking to place him for adoption, KidsFirst was the only agency we trusted to handle the process on short notice. Their expertise in guiding us through the adoption and legal paperwork within a 72-hour window was no easy task. Inna, Steve, and Suzanne handled everything with skill and professionalism. They kept us informed every step of the way, and no questions went unanswered.

  8. Marcy - Domestic

    Every step of the way, Inna was there, ready to answer questions, ease my worries, and offer words of encouragement. If you ask me if I would do anything differently, the answer would be a resounding NO. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and there is an absolute reason I walked into KidsFirst and met with Inna.

  9. TJ & Becca - Kazakhstan

    My husband traveled to Kazakhstan to pick up our daughter just a couple of weeks after 9/11, and things were still uncertain. Travel was uncertain, safety was a concern, and the world events were unfolding. His experience while in Kazakhstan was very positive. We still keep in touch with two of the interpreters, and even visit on occasion. We can not say enough positive things about Inna and KidsFirst. They were always available to answer questions and assist in any way possible. Even though we were several states apart, we always felt like we could pick up the phone and speak to someone about our needs or concerns. They helped us walk through each step of the process, and in just a few months we were holding our sweet daughter.

  10. Tim & Jill - Domestic

    We had a wonderful infant adoption experience with KidsFirst. We did our home study with another agency, but in the process, found our way to the office of KidsFirst. Inna and her whole staff were always right there, full of encouragement, and always honest about what to expect. Her whole staff was also respectful and professional with our birth mom, which speaks volumes about their character.

  11. Ty & Heidi - Domestic

    Inna and her staff were very loving as they walked us through each what-if, and helped to keep us grounded on what to expect. We felt the communication was very prompt and timely. When we had questions, it never felt like an automated process, or that we were bothering them with the little things. We never felt disconnected from the agency, and we felt that they had our best interests in mind while helping us establish a new family.

  12. Ryan & Amber - Russia

    When we adopted our daughter Lilya from Russia, we felt so blessed by the services provided by KidsFirst and their amazing staff. From the beginning, they were completely transparent concerning every step of the process. We were never left wondering what the next step would be, or what we needed to do, and they treated us like we really mattered. We were not just clients. They took seriously their role in helping us bring a child into our family. Having heard stories from others who adopted from our same region, we quickly realized how fortunate we were to deal with the KidsFirst staff abroad, as well.

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