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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.

Domestic Child Adoption

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.

International Child Adoption

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

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.

Child Adoption from Russia

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.

Child Adoption from Guatemala

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.

Child Adoption from More Countries

Information on how to adopt children from countries around the world.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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