International Home Studies
There are two processes for adopting a child overseas that AFTH can help you with.
AFTH is able to complete Home Studies for Orphan (non-hague) cases
If you are adopting from a country that is part of the Hague Convention on International Adoption you will need to have a different type of home study done. AFTH has provider agreements with many Primary Provider Agencies in accordance with the Universal Accreditation Act (UAA) that went into effect on July 14, 2014. If such an agreement is not already in place between AFTH and another agency, AFTH can contact the other agency and seek to establish such an agreement.
If an Independent Adoption is being attempted a family must work with a Primary Provider in order to complete the adoption. In such cases AFTH may be able to suggest a Primary Provider with whom AFTH already works as a Supervised Provider.
AFTH provides education on international adoption if requested. AFTH can provide all required Post-Placement and Post-Adoption services as a Supervised Provider once an agreement with a Primary Provider has been established.
Call Adoptions From The Heart at 1-800-355-5500
Or email Marilyn Rich.
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Testimonials From Adoptive Families
“From our very first experience with Adoptions From The Heart in 1997 through the adoption of our third child in 2004, we have been touched by how Adoptions From The Heart works with us and for us to find the children that have made our house a home. Our experience has been a very good one. The agency had provided both guidance and support that has helped our adoptions go smoothly. Adoptions From The Heart not only works to the benefit of the Adoptive Family, but they make every effort to work with the Birth Family to provide both parties a comfort level and peace about the decisions that are being made.” – Ed and Tammi B.
“The people who showed us such wonderful compassion and caring as we journeyed to bring our precious daughter home will always be remembered in our hearts as our “Dear friends” For us there is no other adoption agency. We would use them again in a heartbeat” – David and Georgeanna F.
“Our entire experience with AFTH has been a pleasure and we would recommend your agency to anyone whom so desires to adopt.” – Frank and Christina P.
“When we began exploring adoption as a way for us to grow our family, we spoke with several agencies and private attorneys. When we met with the social workers at Adoptions From The Heart, we knew instantly that this agency was different. We knew that the question wasn’t “if ” we would be placed with a child, but rather “when” we would be placed with a child. We never felt alone in the process. We were always informed of what was next, what to expect and guided along the way. Today we have two beautiful, healthy, happy children. Every day we look at our family and realize that we are truly blessed. Adoptions From The Heart helped us in every aspect of this journey. They believed in us and were there for us every step of the way. We are eternally grateful.” – Kim G. and Jodi C.
Want to Learn More?
1. Contact Us
We know you have questions. Our adoption agency staff are standing by to listen to you and give you all the information you need about adoption. Submit a form for more information.
2. Learn About The Process
Our experienced counselors will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and outline what the entire process looks like during our initial consultation.
3. Get Your Clearances
This involves applying for police and child abuse clearances in the state where you reside. You will also need to permit a home inspection in order to move to the next step of the adoption process.
If you choose to build a family through adoption
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4. Create Your Family Profile
Here you will prepare a written profile with photos and a video introducing you and your adoptive family to birth moms so they can select a family for their baby.
5. Selection and Completing the Process
Upon receiving news of selection, we will work with you through the rest of the process and provide post-adoption resources for you and your new family.