INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

Accredited international adoption agencies match children with adoptive families in the United States.

International adoption programs vary widely from country to country. Adopting from Bulgaria, for example, is a very different experience than adopting from Haiti, China, or India.

Children available for international adoption are, by definition, “orphans” under international law. Contact with the biological family is rare. Most children are at least a year or two old before they come home to the United States.

Most international adoptions are finalized in the child’s birth country. We always recommend “domesticating” or “re-adopting” in the United States, to get a Decree of Adoption in English and a birth certificate from your state. If the adoption was not finalized abroad, adopting in the United States is mandatory. In addition to handling the finalization or re-adoption, we frequently consult with clients who are considering specific countries or agencies.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us directly.

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Accredited international adoption agencies match children with adoptive families in the United States.

International adoption programs vary widely from country to country. Adopting from Bulgaria, for example, is a very different experience than adopting from Haiti, China, or India.

Children available for international adoption are, by definition, “orphans” under international law. Contact with the biological family is rare. Most children are at least a year or two old before they come home to the United States.

Most international adoptions are finalized in the child’s birth country. We always recommend “domesticating” or “re-adopting” in the United States, to get a Decree of Adoption in English and a birth certificate from your state. If the adoption was not finalized abroad, adopting in the United States is mandatory. In addition to handling the finalization or re-adoption, we frequently consult with clients who are considering specific countries or agencies.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us directly.

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