Adopt International has been an accredited agency by the Council on Accreditation since 1997. Our agency adheres to the highest standards of practice and ethics in the field of adoption. We have worked with over 6500 families and have been in operation since 1984. The staff at Adopt International is committed to helping children find permanent families, and to helping children in foreign countries with humanitarian aid.
It is a lot of work to adopt a child. We help to make this a manageable and rewarding experience. The “right” adoption for you can depend on many different factors, so please feel free to call us anytime for a completely free, personalized consult.
(To learn about step parent adoption click HERE)
In a nutshell, a typical adoption goes something like this:
Step 2: SIGN UP WITH A PLACEMENT PROGRAM (this may be different than your Home Study agency, especially if you are adopting internationally)
Step 3: COMPLETE AN ADOPTION HOME STUDY
Click here for downloadable Home Study applications
- The Home Study consists of the following:
- Gathering Paperwork.
- Completing Education.
- Meetings with your social worker.
The Home Study will include a final “approval,” that specifies the age, health and ethnicity of the child you want to adopt.
Step 3A: (INTERNATIONAL ONLY) COMPLETE USCIS AND COUNTRY REQUIREMENTS
Step 4: WAIT TO BE MATCHED OR TO GET A REFERRAL
Step 5: BRING YOUR CHILD HOME, COMPLETE SUPERVISION PERIOD
Step 6: COMPLETE FINALIZATION OR READOPTION
ADOPT strongly believes the adoption is a life-long process. Our doors will always be open to families and birth families who ever find themselves in need of adoption advice or support, no matter the age of your child.