Choosing an Adoption Service Provider
Your adoption service provider (ASP) will be the central entity in matching you with your child. It is of utmost importance that the agency you choose to be your adoption service provider is qualified and experienced in the country you want to adopt from. Choosing an adoption service provider involves identifying what your needs are, creating questions to ask agencies, and interviewing at least 3 agencies. This process can seem overwhelming, however the initial time you put in will help insure that your adoption process goes as smooth as possible.
AAPA is able to work with any adoption service provider you choose. We work closely with your adoption service provider to ensure that your home study and post adoption reports meet the country of adoption and adoption service provider agency requirements. We are always available to answer any questions our clients may have about choosing an adoption service provider. We look forward to working with the adoption service provider you choose.
AAPA Choosing an Adoption Service Provider (ASP): Questions to Ask (PDF)
US State Department: Adoption Service Provider Search (International Adoption) Child Welfare Information: Directory Search (Foster & Domestic Adoptions)
Council on Accreditation: Guide to Finding an Adoption Service Provider
Council on Accreditation: Who is Accredited Search