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International Adoption Processes and Resources

If you’re just beginning your international adoption journey, you may have any number of questions: How is international adoption different from domestic adoption? What does it mean if an agency is Hague-accredited? And what exactly is a dossier?

In this section, you can find the answers to all of these questions and more. The articles here will give you information on the Hague Adoption Convention, the steps of the adoption process and who can help you with them, how to compile your dossier and obtain a visa for your child, and why re-adoption is important for all families.

How to Get a Visa for International Adoption

How to Get a Visa for International Adoption

If you are at the point where you need to obtain a visa for your child, then your international adoption is almost complete. Once you’ve completed...

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International Adoption Dossier Checklist

International Adoption Dossier Checklist

A dossier is a collection of the documentation you will need to complete your international adoption. With the information you provide in these documents, the authorities...

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International Adoption Process – How to Adopt from Another Country

International Adoption Process – How to Adopt from Another Country

If you have decided to pursue international adoption to grow your family, you now may be wondering exactly how to adopt a child from another country....

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Organizations Involved in Your International Adoption

Organizations Involved in Your International Adoption

Due to the complexity of international adoptions, the laws of different countries, and Hague Convention standards, a number of organizations will play a large role in...

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What is the Hague Adoption Convention?

What is the Hague Adoption Convention?

If you have been considering international adoption, you have likely come across several references to the Hague Adoption Convention. But what is the Hague Convention, and...

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When You Need an International Re-Adoption

When You Need an International Re-Adoption

International re-adoption refers to the act of finalizing your child’s adoption in the United States after gaining custody in the child’s country of birth. While re-adoption...

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