Building Families, Changing Lives

Welcoming love through international adoption

There are approximately 143 million orphaned children worldwide, and numerous countries have adoption programs in place to provide them with loving families. At Adoption Assistance, we have a rich history of assisting families in adopting children from 35 countries across the globe.

The Step by step process

Children of all ages are available and range from single children to sibling groups of two, three and four children. Numerous children with very mild to moderate to more severe special needs also wait for forever families. Adoption Assistance’s Adoption Workers can assist families in determining if international adoption is right for their family and if so, from which country to adopt. Julie Erwin, the founder and Executive Director of Adoption Assistance, has adopted five children internationally.
  1. Decide if international adoption is the best option for you.

  2. Submit your Adoption Assistance application on line or mail/email/fax a hard copy to the Adoption Assistance office.

  3. Upon receipt of the application, Adoption Assistance will immediately email you a pdf file containing a checklist and the documents you need to begin the process. You will also be assigned a personal Adoption Worker who will call and introduce herself within 24/48 hours.

  4. In conjunction with your Adoption Worker, create a personal adoption plan of action to determine the international country from which you will adopt (if you don’t already know!).

  5. Gather paperwork for your home study and dossier (court documents for the foreign country).

  6. Complete home study visits.

  7. Apply to immigration, compile dossier (if required) and get appropriate seals (Adoption Assistance will walk you through this process)

  8. Submit dossier to your child placing agency

  9. Submit profile to the child placing agency

  10. Receive a child referral (information about an available child with whom you have been matched)

  11. Accept or reject referral

  12. Prepare your life and home for your child as you wait for paperwork to be completed in the foreign country.

  13. Receive notice to travel to bring your child home.

Useful information and resources

Top 10 Reasons You Should Use Adoption Assistance

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Resources to Assist You In Financing Your Adoption

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Legal Documents and Our Suggested Reading List

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People love working with us

Five years ago we were blessed to use Adoption Assistance in conjunction with American Adoptions to bring our son into our home. The social worker was so kind and attentive and helped to guide our adoption process. We are blessed to still see the way Adoption Assistance continues to work to bring families together.

Niki A.

Adoption Assistance is amazing and helped us complete our family in 2017. We were home study approved in January of 2017 and, through the awesome networking they do with agencies and adoption attorneys, we brought our little guy home in April of the same year! Julie is outstanding and very attentive and was there with us every step of the way

Adriane M.

There are no words to express the gratitude I have for Adoption Assistance. They are honest, hard working, detail oriented, and just simply a blessing. Lisa Mosley has worked and helped us from domestic situations to international processes. She is a joy to work with and her kindness and understanding are unmatched. Thank you Adoption Assistance!

Lauren H.

Adoption Assistance has helped us complete multiple adoptions. They are compassionate, kind, professional and caring. They take time to answer questions and provide insight and reassurance. We have nothing but great things to say about Adoption Assistance!

Beth A.
Building Families, Changing Lives
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Louisville, ky

173 Sears Ave #267
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 254-2425

Danville, KY

P.O Box 2210
Danville, KY 40422
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512 S Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 439-0959

New Albany, IN

2867 Charlestown Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150
(812) 670-5548 

Your Adoption Specialists
Adoption Assistance serves families across the entire state of Kentucky. An Adoption Specialist located in your area will travel to your home at no extra mileage charge!

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