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 Adoption.org, 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.

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International Adoption Articles

Foreign adoption is sometimes used synonymously with international adoption, but the latter is preferred in adoption circles. International adoption is the alternative to domestic adoption and contributed to about a quarter of a million adoptions since 1999. Adopters considering international adoption are usually nontraditional adopters or those who wish to bring a child from a developing country or one that has been affected by war or natural disasters. The top three areas that...

International Adoption Blogs

Russian Hats
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A Heart For Africa
I have been researching African adoption for both this blog and the Ethiopian one. This is a very busy area. The...

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...
Marshall Island
Has anyone adopted for the Marshall Islands, Guam, or Paula islands?

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