When choosing to complete an international adoption, you must first do some research on the country you are interested in adopting from. Some things to consider may include: travel, length of the wait to adopt, and cost involved with the particular country.
You will also need to know whether the country is a party to the Hague Convention or not, as this involves some differences in the international adoption process.
- Hague International Adoption Process - The Hague Convention of Intercountry Adoption applies to approximately 75 countries. If you are choosing to complete an international adoption from one of these countries, then there is a specific international adoption process that applies to you.
- Non-Hague International Adoption Process - If the country you are interested in is not on the Hague listing, double check with your adoption agency and then follow the international adoption process as specified by the country of your choice.