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

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The Adoptive Family Unit
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International Adoption Forums

Decline in International Adoptions
Hi Everyone, In looking at the recent decline in International Adoptions, we wanted to hear your view on...
Military family Adopting from Peru
We are a military family and I have put together a blog in which I document our international adoption journey. We...

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