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.
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.
Decide if international adoption is the best option for you.
Submit your Adoption Assistance application on line or mail/email/fax a hard copy to the Adoption Assistance office.
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.
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!).
Gather paperwork for your home study and dossier (court documents for the foreign country).
Complete home study visits.
Apply to immigration, compile dossier (if required) and get appropriate seals (Adoption Assistance will walk you through this process)
Submit dossier to your child placing agency
Submit profile to the child placing agency
Receive a child referral (information about an available child with whom you have been matched)
Accept or reject referral
Prepare your life and home for your child as you wait for paperwork to be completed in the foreign country.
Receive notice to travel to bring your child home.
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.
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
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!
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!