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International Adoption Overview: How to Adopt from China, Ethiopia, and Other Countries
Would you like to adopt a child from another country? Learn about the international adoption process and how to adopt from China, Ethiopia, Korea, or other countries.
In July 2017, China announced updated requirements regarding the composition of the prospective adoptive family and the timing of applications.
Learn the latest on the Ethiopia suspension of intercountry adoptions.
In its 2016 annual report, the U.S. Department of State released the latest international adoption statistics, which have declined for the twelfth straight year, and outlined other countries’ most widely held concerns.
In late April 2017, Ethiopia announced an immediate suspension of international adoptions.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has designated May 15, 2017 “Post-Adoption Report Day” and issued a call for families that adopted internationally to submit any missing reports to their children’s countries of origin.
Even after twenty years, adoptive families are still grappling with some of the same issues and questions about raising their children in an interracial family.
In response to an increase in inquiries about the citizenship status for international adoptees, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released an adoption notice about obtaining or documenting citizenship.
Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.
Some international adoption regulations require pre-adoption education for prospective adopters. Do you think this is a good idea? What kind of preparation did you have? Would you do anything differently?
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.
Mix one American couple, one preteen Russian boy, and one summer program…and what do you get? Family.
My daughter’s fascination with China was matched by her pleasure at sharing the return trip with friends who’d made the same journey.
We finalized our daughter’s international adoption a few years ago, but haven’t gone through the naturalization process yet.
Wondering how to adopt from Poland? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.
Wondering how to adopt from Ghana? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal stories, and more resources.
Wondering how to adopt from Nigeria? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.
We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.
Wondering how to adopt from Bulgaria? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, personal stories, and more resources.
In 2015, parents in the United States adopted 5,648 children from 89 different countries. The number of intercountry adoptions completed by parents in the U.S. has steadily dropped since 22,884 children were adopted in 2004.