International Adoption

For those wanting to adopt a child, there are many types of adoption from which to choose. One of the main types is international adoption. International adoption is defined as adopting from any country outside of your own. For the majority of readers of, it would be the United States. Not all countries allow international adoption. You will need to do a little research to learn which ones do.

While exploring from which country you'd like to adopt, remember that each country has its own set of laws and requirements. It's crucial to know if you're qualified before you begin any adoption process. This is your first step. It will save you time, money, energy, and heartache in the days and months to come.

In most cases, the adoption will be finalized in the child's country of birth, according to that country's adoption laws. Some countries have a longer finalization process than others. And some even require the adoptive parents to be in the country throughout the entire finalization process, which can sometimes add up to weeks or months. Being fully informed of international adoption expectations will make the entire process run more smoothly and efficiently.


International Adoption Articles

International adoption is thought to be an alternative to domestic adoption and is often chose by older couples because of the liberal age limits. It's also preferred by those who have the resources and desire to provide a financially and emotionally supportive life for a child in a developing, war-torn country or one recently affected by a natural disaster. Other reasons for choosing international adoption over domestic adoption is the shorter waiting period. Couples adopting...

International Adoption Blogs

Adopting a Child that Has Living...
I have noticed a lot of interest in Haiti adoption. This is good. There is such a great need for care of orphans in...
Ethiopia Back On Track
Ethiopia continues to work on re-aligning their adoption program. This comes on the heels of a [almost] complete system...

International Adoption Forums

Information needed on good...
I am new to this board and we have just decided to adopt. We are looking at DRC or Uganda and need help choosing and...
Searcher information please
Hi, I am hoping that someone would like to share recommendations for experienced, ethical searchers to help us find...

Parent Profiles

Hello! Chào! Bienvenidos! We are Hung & Megan- a happily married couple offering unconditional love, learning & stability. We're choosing to build our family via adoption... [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Gabriel (TX / 14 / M)
Gabriel is an energetic youth who is always on the go! He enjoys playing the Xbox, watching TV, and watching movies. Gabriel has been participating in after school... [more]

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