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

Puerto Rico is an American commonwealth for which federal aid is available to adoptable children. There are relatively few stipulations on who can adopt a child from Puerto Rico, such as age. To foster adoptable children from Puerto Rico, an applicant needs only to be 21 and meet the other legal requirements like first-aid/CPR certification. Over a thousand children in the Puerto Rican foster care system are waiting to be adopted. At least 50 percent of these children can wait...

International Adoption Blogs

The Greatest Story in the World
I have done some research this morning and found that there is no change to the status of Ukraine at this time. It is...
I Love Waiting
Not really. I am trying to be positive with this wait. My husband and I were fingerprinted by USCIS at the end of...

International Adoption Forums

Adoption from Bulgaria to UK
Hello, Have someone adopted a child from Bulgaria to UK? Our case is a little bit different, as we are residing in...
Information on Holt International
My wife and I are looking into international adoption from Korea and where hoping to get some feedback from people...

Parent Profiles

Thank you for considering adoption. If you pick us as adoptive parents we promise to love the child unconditionally. This would be our first adoption and we are open to a child of any race.... [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Brent (TX / 14 / M)
Brent is a sweet and happy child who always has a smile on his face that will melt your heart. He enjoys playing outside and playing with his peers. When he isn't playing... [more]

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International Adoption
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