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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning International Adoptions

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning International Adoptions
September 10, 2022 James Greenier

If you are considering adopting a child from a foreign country, you may specific questions concerning international adoption. There are a multitude of decisions to make throughout the international adoption process.The most common decision is determining which country to adopt a child. It is important to understand that international adoption will open your family to new cultures. It is also positive for families to know that they are going to provide a better life and better opportunities to a child in need who is facing obstacles in the home country. International adoptions can be complicated due to foreign policies and regulations. However, with our help and educating yourself will help you alleviate any stress that you may be experiencing.

What are Popular Adoption Countries?

Some adoptive parents already have a particular country of origin in mind, while other adoptive parents are more open to learning more about other options. Popular countries for international child adoption include Russia, China, Ethiopia, and South Korea.

Are International Adoptions More Challenging Than Domestic?

International adoptions can be somewhat more complicated than domestic adoptions. International adoption requires certain visas before the adoption can be filed. Foreign governments change laws without notice. International adoptions also require home studies before an adoption can be finalized. International adoptions are more expensive than adopting a child from within the United States. However, the process can be a success nd much more rewarding to the adoptive parents.

Legal Help for International Adoptions

Our Kansas Adoption Attorney Tom McDowell has decades of adoption experience. Contact McDowell Chartered Legal Services today at (316) 633-4322 to see how we can develop an international adoption plan that best suits you and your family’s needs.