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Choosing to adopt is a life-changing and exciting choice to make! So, congratulations! Once you've decided that you want to adopt, the next choice you need to make is international adoption or domestic adoption? While domestic adoption comes with a lot of questions, too, there's something completely unique about international adoption. This is because each country has its own rules, regulations, and expectations when it comes to adoption, even if they're a Hague Convention country.

In some countries, it's expected that prospective adoptive parents provide gifts and donations to the orphanage from which they're adopting, and sometimes gifts for the adoption officials, too. So, if you've chosen international adoption for a means to grow your family and provide a child in need with a safe, stable, loving home, then chances are you have some questions. Take a look at the questions below and see if any of these answer your many questions about international adoption.

The questions below are topic-related, which you may find of use if you're curious about the necessity of agreeing to post-placement supervision when adopting internationally, if you can adopt if you have a drug-related conviction on your record or what is entailed in a newborn screening when you adopt from Guatemala.

Post-Placement Supervision After Adopting?

Why is agreement to post-placement supervision important before I adopt? Post-placement supervision for international adoption is a series of meetings one of which is conducted in your h... [more]

Disclose a Drug Conviction?

My husband and I are getting ready to begin the international adoption process, and wondering whether it is necessary to disclose something. Thirty years ago, my husband was convicted on a... [more]

Stress-Causing Issues to Consider Before Adopting

People tell me that international adoption is easy. I would like to know what issues I should be aware of that may have a stressful impact on my family . In my experience, a majority of t... [more]

Newborn Screening for Guatemalan Babies

Why is the newborn screening program important for babies being adopted internationally from Guatemala? As a general rule of thumb, medical information and testing of children that are b... [more]

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