Choosing a Country (International Adoptions)
There are many variables to take into consideration when choosing a country. The US State Department has the most up to date information on each country. The child’s age, waiting time, current health information on the child, paperwork, travel, costs, length of stay in country, etc. What are the regulations in each country, such as parent age, marital status, and sexual orientation? Also, it is important to know your host country’s laws, which will affect what country you can adopt from. This process can seem overwhelming. This is where AAPA helps clients narrow down the best fit for their family’s situation. We are always available to answer any questions our clients may have. We have created the following resources to help your family discuss and research adoption countries.
AAPA Choosing a Country: Family Discussion & Comparison Charts (PDF)
Intercountry Adoption from A-Z by US State Department
US State Department: Country Information
Center of Disease and Control: Types of Diseases and Conditions