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Diane Hogan of A Step Ahead Adoption to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

Our job is to be that guide on the side to walk you through the adoption process so you don’t get overwhelmed and can focus on the task ahead.”
— Diane Hogan

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, June 8, 2017 / -- Each year, about 135,000 children are adopted in the US, many from private domestic agencies.

These agencies are driven to serve the best interests of the child. So if you’re looking to become an adoptive parent, they’re going to evaluate your mental, emotional and financial readiness. It’s often a long, arduous process fraught with profound emotion, but they must know unequivocally that you can offer a healthy, loving, supportive environment for the child.

A Step Ahead Adoption is an adoption consulting service for helping potential parents navigate the many challenges to successfully adopting a child for permanent placement. Founded by Diane Hogan, a mother of two adopted children, A Step Ahead Adoption has helped more than 1,000 families successfully adopt babies and children in the US.

“There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle to be successful through this process,” says Hogan. “Our job is to be that guide on the side to walk you through this process so you don’t get overwhelmed and can focus on the task ahead. We find this is very helpful for adoptive families.”

A Step Ahead Adoption was born out of Hogan’s personal experience. She successfully adopted two children, but for each success she had an adoption failure where the birth mother decided to keep her child, which is her right, (25 percent of the time a birth mother or father will change their mind). Unfortunately, as is often the case, the experience was emotionally and financially devastating.

“We thought it would be cool for there to be other aspiring adoptive parents to serve as an educator, advocate, coach and mentor,” says Hogan. “I took all my background in education and repackaged it into A Step Ahead Adoption to assist people in being good consumers of adoption services and it took off.”

Once considered something to be kept secret, today people are in awe of adoptive parents.

“When I started the company in 1999 by myself I didn’t really know if it was going to be anything more than a hobby. I thought if I can just help a few families in my community that would have been fine,” says Hogan. “Seventeen years later, we’re a corporation with 10 consultants working nationwide. I’ve just stepped through each door as it opened. I’m really proud of that achievement and what we’ve accomplished.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Diane Hogan in an interview with Jim Masters on June 12th and with Doug Llewelyn on June 23th at 1pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on A Step Ahead Adoption, visit

Lou Ceparano
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