Hague Country Adoption

There are six basic steps to adopting a child which lives in a Hague Convention Country:

1) choose an accredited agency,
2) apply for a determination of eligibility to adopt,
3) receive a referral for a specific child,
4) apply for the child’s eligibility to immigrate,
5) officially bring the child into your family, and
6) obtain the child’s appropriate visa.[1]

All adoptions that take place from a Hague Convention Country must be processed through an accredited organization or individual.  Currently there are three accredited adoption agencies in Alabama:  Lifeline Children’s Services, Children of the World, Inc., and Villa Hope International Adoptions.

For a complete listing of all accredited agencies and providers visit:   http://adoption.state.gov/hague_convention/agency_accreditation/agency_search.php.

The Adoption Law Firm will walk you through the legal process of adopting a child that lives in a Hague Convention Country; we will also help guide you in deciding which adoption agency is the best fit for you and your family.

Contact The Adoption Law Firm today for more information.


[1] http://adoption.state.gov/adoption_process/how_to_adopt/hague.php

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