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What To Know About International Adoption

  1. 1. 9/7/2021 What to Know About International Adoption | David Grislis: Adoption & Foster Care davidgrislis.org/what-to-know-about-international-adoption/ 1/5 What to Know About International Adoption by David Grislis | Sep 7, 2021 | Adoption & Foster Care, David Grislis The desire to give a child the best home possible often leads to some big adventures. International adoptions allow you to add a new member to your family that you might have never met otherwise. With so many children around the world who need a loving home, you can feel good about your decision to arrange for international adoption, but there are some things that you need to know before you initiate the process of finding a child to love. Understand That Not All Countries Allow Adoptions You might have your heart set on adopting a child from a specific country, but it might not be open to allowing adoptions. Some wealthier countries prefer to offer children local homes that don’t require such a major transition to a new culture. Others have strict rules about who can adopt internationally, and you could even be asked to foster a child inside a a
  2. 2. 9/7/2021 What to Know About International Adoption | David Grislis: Adoption & Foster Care davidgrislis.org/what-to-know-about-international-adoption/ 2/5 the country for a specific period of time. Exploring which countries are open to adoption and that have guidelines you can meet is a great way to start the process. Expect to Do Some Serious Paperwork If you’re not a paperwork kind of person, then get ready to learn to love it. You’ll be needing to submit documents to both the child’s country of origin as well as your own. You can expect to experience a home check along with the need to procure documents that prove that you don’t have a criminal history. You might also need to provide proof of your marriage, gather references and even write an essay about your reason for adopting. Although you might feel like you are buried beneath a pile of papers, working with a quality adoption agency can help you wade your way through it all. Be Prepared to Offer Support for Early Trauma Children who are being placed for adoption come from a wide range of backgrounds. In some cases, you might not even know what all the child has seen and heard. Many children come to their new homes with trauma that can manifest itself physically or emotionally. Your child may need physical therapy, support for their disabilities, and professional counseling. Helping a child heal from their trauma and learn to cope with their challenges is part of being a good parent, and being prepared now helps you know what to do when the time comes. Bringing a new child into your home requires lots of careful thought along with serious discussions with your other family members. Once you’ve made your choice, you’ll never look back. Falling in love with your child begins even before you meet them, and entering the adoption process fully ready to be a parent makes it possible to give your future little one a supportive home. RECENT POSTS What to Know About International Adoption Adoptive Parents: Add ‘American Baby’ to Your Reading List Dealing With Rejection as an Adoptive Parent Online Resources for New Adoptive Parents The Best Books for New Foster Families ARCHIVES September 2021 Search
  3. 3. 9/7/2021 What to Know About International Adoption | David Grislis: Adoption & Foster Care davidgrislis.org/what-to-know-about-international-adoption/ 3/5 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 January 2021 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 November 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 August 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 June 2017 May 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016
  4. 4. 9/7/2021 What to Know About International Adoption | David Grislis: Adoption & Foster Care davidgrislis.org/what-to-know-about-international-adoption/ 4/5 November 2016 October 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 CATEGORIES Adoption & Foster Care David Grislis Uncategorized META Site Admin Log out Entries feed Comments feed WordPress.org © David Grislis 2021        
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