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Referrals

How Do Referrals Happen? As children become available for adoption in a foreign country, they are matched with prospective parents who can best meet the needs of a particular child. T... [more]

I-600A

The I-600A, "Application for Advancing Processing of Orphan Petition,"is the first contact you will have with the USCIS. Here are some guidelines for completing the I-600A: T... [more]

State & Federal Tax Benefits

Unless you make over $195,000 per year adjusted gross income, you are eligible for part or all of the U.S. Federal government adoption tax credit. If you make less than $153,000, you are eli... [more]

Select a Professional

Selecting the adoption professional(s) who will be with you during your adoption journey is one of the most important decisions you will make on the road for forming your family. Experience... [more]



Birthfamily Search

We chose to contact the mother of the Russian infant we adopted in 7-00. I used the name/address from court documents. I first tried getting my letter translated by a Russian friend in this ... [more]

Race/Culture

The Importance of Names for Adoptees

Naming your child can be a difficult decision to make for any parent. When you are considering a name for a child you are adopting who already comes with a name, either given to the child by... [more]

Showers



International Adoption Glossary of Terms

Where Do I Start?
Deciding to Adopt, Glossary, Pros & Cons, Restrictions & Requirements

Ask the Adoption Doctor
Newest Questions, Archives, Specialist Bios

Country Information
Recent Trends, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Korea, Russia, Ukraine

Types of International Adoption
Agency, Camp-to-Adopt, Facilitator, Independent, Intercountry Adoption of a Relative, Military & Overseas, Special Needs

How To Adopt
Choose a Country, Select a Professional, International Homestudy, Dossier, I-600A

Finding Your Child
Choosing the Right Country, Referrals, Accepting a Referral, Turning Down a Referral, Photolistings

International Photo Listing
International Photo Listing

Money Considerations
Encouraging Your Employer to Offer Adoption Benefits, General Costs Overview, International Adoption Costs, Raising Money for Adoption, State & Federal Tax Benefits, Employer Benefits, Military Adoption Benefits, Subsidies

Legal Considerations
Adopting / Re-adopting in the U.S., Country Regulations, State Laws, international visas

Issues to Consider
Infertility, Adoption Language, Considering International Adoption? You May Meet Some Criticism, Race/Culture, Recent Decline of International Adoption, Birthfamily Search, The Importance of Names for Adoptees

Waiting For Your Child
Insurance, Involve Family, Lifebooks & Journals, Locate Service Providers, Prepare Siblings, Take Care of Yourself

Child Health
Attachment & Bonding, Medical Issues in Internationally Adopted Children, Disabiities Reference Library, Evaluations & Adoption Medicine, Language Development


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