Each year thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad and many families in other countries adopt U.S. children. Intercountry adoption is governed by both the laws of the country in which the child lives and the country in which the adoptive parents live. Under U.S. law, there are two distinct intercountry adoption processes: the Hague Convention process and the non-Hague Convention process. Which process you will follow will depend on whether or not the other country involved is also a party to the Hague Convention.
Intercountry adoption is similar to domestic adoption. Both consist of the legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from a child’s birth parent(s) or other guardian to a new parent or parents.
For a list of Hague Convention Countries click here: https://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/hague-convention/convention-countries.html
What is the cost:
- This kind of adoption can range between $15,000 and $40,000 depending on the country and agency you work with.
- Organizations that offer grants or interest free loans to adoptive families are: http://www.abbafund.org , https://www.americaschristiancu.com , http://www.lifesongfororphans.org , https://showhope.org
Agencies by state:
New Hampshire https://www.bethany.org/adoption/foster-care-adoption