Gods Children Adoption Agency
God’s Children Adoption Agency
Adoption Process :: Purpose & Philosophy :: Adoption Services :: Costs of Adoption :: Staff/Volunteers

Types of Adoption
Domestic & International

Adoption of a Child Living Within the United States:
It can involve

The Placement of a child through a public agency, such as the Department of Human Services, which primarily places children in foster care.
The Placement of a child through a licensed private adoption agency. Usually private adoption agencies place infants, although they can place older children also.
The Placement of a child through an independent adoption from the birth parents directly to the adoptive parents, with the assistance of a licensed attorney or private adoption agency.
All adoptive families desiring a child within the United States have to complete the home study process with a licensed home study agency, such as God’s Children Adoption Agency, Inc.. The adoption is also subject to requirements of Interstate Compact. Many infant adoptions require the adoptive family to prepare a family profile book that the birth parent(s) may view. Adoptive families should become familiar with the impacts of legal risk placements and open adoptions before proceeding.
Adoption of a Child Living Outside the United States:
Most children are adopted from orphanages existing in impoverished areas of the world. In addition to the home study requirement, an adoptive family must also receive approval to adopt from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, (formerly the INS). Lastly, the dossier must be prepared for the foreign country. The dossier is the packet of documents that is sent to the other country to support your request to adopt. Families should become familiar with the impact of the Hague Convention on International Adoptions before proceeding. Although both the USCIS approval and the preparation of the dossier require more paperwork, it is manageable and we will help you every step of the way.
Is Domestic or International Adoption Right for You?

Domestic Adoption
Generally domestic adoption expenses are comparable to foreign adoption expenses.
It requires less paperwork than foreign adoption.
Your are not required to spend as much time away from home or travel as far away from home.
You may receive more information about the biological parents, as well as the child's medical and emotional history.
Many domestic adoptions are "open adoptions." This means the adoptive family is able to meet the biological parent(s) and that a level of contact between the biological parent(s) and the adoptive parents may be established.
Some domestic adoptions are “legal risk placements.” This means that one, or both, of the biological parent’s parental rights have not been legally terminated. The child may be placed into the adoptive home, but the adoption may not be finalized until termination of the parental rights has been established.
International Adoption
There are many children available in different countries, which allows the adoptive families to choose the country they feel led to.
You will experience the "trip of a lifetime" as you travel to meet your child.
There are no "legal risk" situations in foreign adoptions.
There may be disruptions in the adoption program or time delays due to changes implemented by the foreign government.
Some adoptive families are more comfortable with no connection with the child's biological parents. This is usually the case with foreign adoptions.




Birth Mother Services

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Gods Children Adoption Agency