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International Adoption

Resources available on adoption by country as well as agency information and preparing to adopt and parent internationally adopted children.
  1. Adoption Forms (8)
  2. Experiences (4)
  3. Importance of Culture
  4. International Adoption by Country (15)
  5. Medical Issues (9)

Getting Started with an International Adoption
What are the first steps to beginning an International Adoption? What paperwork do you need? How best to proceed?

How to Start the International Adoption Process
A look at things to consider when choosing to complete an international adoption. You will also need to know whether the country is a party to the Hague Convention.

International Adoption: Sending Care Packages
Items included in a care packages sent by an adoptive family to their son in South Korea.

How to Complete an International Adoption from a Hague Convention Country
An overview of the steps involved in completing an international adoption from a Hague Convention country.

Hague Convention
What is the Hague Convention? How does the Hague Convention protect children?

Hague Convention
What is the Hague Convention? How does the Hague Convention protect children?

2007 Tuberculosis Technical Instructions Apply to International Adoptions?
Understanding the procedures involved with the 2007, TB guidelines. Positive TB tests and treatments delay international adoptions from becoming finalized.

What Is an Adoption Dossier?
An adoption dossier is often mentioned in regards to international adoption. Learn what all is included within an adoption dossier.

What Is an Accredited Adoption Service Provider?
Learn about the six main services offered to adoptive families by accredited adoption services providers.

What Countries Are a Part of the Hague Adoption Convention?
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is for the well being of all members of the adoption triad. There are several member and non-member countries of the Hague Conference are members of the Convention.

What Is the Child Citizenship Act of 2000?
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 gives citizenship to adopted children. Learn more about how this works.

What Is the Differnce Between Member and Non-Member Countries of the Hague?
Sometimes I find the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions to be a bit confusing at times. So what is the difference between member and non-members of the Hague Convention? What's the difference between a Convention and a Conference?

What Is the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption?
Understanding the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and how it impacts international adoption law and the adoption process.

Russian Adoption Problems In the Eyes of Russian Adoptive Parents
An email interview of adoptive parents who share their opinions on Russian adoption and Russian adoption problems.

International Airfare and Adoption Travel
Tips on how to check into the adoption fare programs offered by some airlines before booking a flight to make sure they are the best rate.

Preparing to Parent the Internationally Adopted Child
Don't walk into an internaional adoption blind; prepare to be a parent. Learn a few key elements from the following list of ideas and thoughts on preparing to parent an internationally adopted child.

Internationally Adopted Children Sometimes Suffer Same Challenges as US Children
A quick reality check for those choosing international adoption to avoid the drama and issues of adopting children from the U.S. foster care system.

What is an Adoption Referral?
A quick overview of the information contained in an adoption referral.

Considering Interracial Adoption
Is an interracial adoption for you and your family? What are some things to consider before making your final decision?

Reasons to Re-Adopt Your Internationally Adopted Child Once Back in the US
Should an adoptive parent worry about re-adopting an internaionally adopted child? There are pros to re-adopting a child, even if it's not necessary for your state.

What to do With the Medical Information in a Referral?
What to do and how to learn about the medical information you receive in an international adoption referral.

Saying "No" to a Referral
Making the decision not to accept a referral is a tough one. What will the agency think?

How to Write a Post Adoption Report
Post adoption reports are mainly required after an international adoption and are very important. Learn how to prepare for a post adoption report.

What Is Operation Babylift?
Why was operation babylift such a controversy? Learn more about one of the final acts in the Vietnam War and the role President Ford played.

Child Adoption During a Natural Disaster
Child adoption is usually not an an option during the time of a crisis or natural disaster. Here are some reasons why.

Adoption Choice - How Did You Decide Between a Domestic or International...
When weighing out the pros and cons of adoption choice, how did you make the final decision? How did you decide between a domestic or international adoption? What helped you make your final adoption choice?

What do you think about transracial adoptions?
What are your thoughts on this controversial subject?

U.S. Department of State
Information on each country. Information on the children available for adoption as well as contact information.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A great FAQ's page. Answers to questions you might have not even known you had.

Family Helper - Heart of Adoption
Adoptive parent Leceta Chisholm Guibault offers great insights as she relates her family experiences returning to the children's birth countries of Colombia and Guatemala.

Post Adoption Information
A non-profit organization who addresses the difficulties associated with Post Adoption issues - focusing on the complexities of adopting within the International Community.

Intercountry Adoption
What is an intercountry adoption? Learn more about adopting internationally.

International Adoption
What is an international adoption? Learn more about adopting internationally.

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