This page introduces you to adoption of a U.S. born child and also offers information on child adoption from China, Russia, Guatemala and other countries around the world.
A domestic child adoption can be a private adoption or an agency adoption, a closed or open adoption, or an intrastate or interstate adoption. The distinction among the above types of adoption is important since each type of adoption must meet a different set of legal requirements which change from state to state.
An international child adoption can allow an adopting family to experience all of the joys and emotions of being a parent but, as with a domestic adoption, the international adoption process is fraught with potential problems and concerns.
Child Adoption from China covers many topics including who can adopt from China, how long the process takes, who are the available Chinese children, what specifics are involved in adopting a Chinese child, what travel is involved, and much more.
Americans in a Russian adoption will either work directly with one of the very few U.S. based Russian accredited agencies or work with a U.S. licensed adoption agency sub-contracts with a Russian accredited agency. As long as the family checks out their U.S. based agency, the family will be fine working with a U.S. approved sub-contracting agency.
Covers many other topics including how long the Guatemala adoption process takes, who are the available Guatemalan children, what specifics are involved in adopting a child from Guatemala, and much more.
Information on how to adopt children from countries around the world.