Intercountry Adoption: What Do I Need to Know?

Date: September 2020
Intercountry Adoption: What Do I Need to Know?

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2020

File Size: 499 KB

This factsheet provides a guide to intercountry adoption, including information on requirements and processes you may need before and after you are matched with a child; how to select the adoption service provider that is right for you; and eligibility, immigration, and citizenship requirements. There is also information about how to prepare for parenting an internationally adopted child, bringing your child home, and tips for adjusting to a new family structure for you and your new child. A list of additional resources is also provided.


Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2020). Intercountry adoption: What do I need to know? Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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