Start your adoption journey with us.
We are a non-profit professional association of adoption social workers and consultants living and working worldwide. Together we have consulted in over 1000 cases in over 100 countries since 1990. We provide Hague-accredited home studies for international adoptions, U.S. domestic home studies and post-placement and post-adoption supervision.
We consult with our clients on immigration, country and agency selection as part of the adoption home study process suited to your particular circumstances. The home study approves prospective adoptive parents to adopt -- it is a history of your life: background, current circumstances, the decision to adopt, plans for parenting, medical health and financial stability.
The adoption placement agency assists in creating a dossier and identifies and places a child into a family. We are not a placement agency although we work with dozens of U.S. domestic and international agencies in the U.S.A. to ensure your home study meets all of their requirements.
We provide post-placement supervision, post-adoption home visits, and reports that meet all agency and country requirements.
Hague Convention vs. Non-Hague Convention Adoption
If you are living in a Hague Convention Country there may be some restrictions to your adoption plans so please contact us and we can discuss these issues. You may adopt in a Non-Hague Convention Country and follow the I600 process with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may want to adopt in a Hague Convention Country in which you follow the I800 path for US immigration.
U.S. Domestic Adoption
You may be able to adopt in the U.S.A. as a U.S. citizen living abroad. Usually, this is considered a U.S. domestic adoption.
Adoption Law by State
FAQs on U.S. Non-Resident Adoptions
Selecting an Adoption Placement Agency
Choosing your adoption placement agency is a critical decision in your adoption journey. We can provide recommendations for agencies many of our clients have used successfully.
Current Adoption Trends and Information
Learn more about us and what's happening in the adoption world with American Adoption Professionals Abroad on Facebook and communicate with other Americans abroad about adoptions on our Adoption for Americans Abroad Yahoo! Group.
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