(Closed) Is anyone planning on adopting internationally?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I haven’t, but my sister has adopted twice from China. The first adoption was in 2005 (“regular” adoption process) and the second in 2011 (“special needs” list — she was cleft-affected). 

One thing I know about China is that it is a really reliable international adoption country. There are several other countries which regularly shut down their process for months at a time. However, because China is so reliable, the waiting list for a non-special needs child is incredibly long (at least 3 – 4 years, last I heard). So my advice would be to start the home study process and paper chasing as soon as realistically possible.

Post # 5
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@engleman10513:  I think it’s awesome that you’re choosing international adoption.  I was adopted at 3 months old from S. Korea by Japanese American parents.  I’ve always felt loved and cared for.  I know you didn’t mention Korea but HOLT International is where my parents went through.  Good luck! 🙂  My parents also did not have to fly out there to get me, I was brought to the US. 

Post # 6
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re interested in adopting! Although we wont be trying for it for probably 10 years. Haha.

Post # 8
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Also, one of my customers has two adopted girls (from China) and she went through Dillon adoption agency.

Post # 9
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t, but I just want to say that I think it’s wonderful you are planning on adopting. 🙂

Post # 10
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Commenting to save. We both work in international careers and have spent more of our dating/marriage abroad than in the states. We would definitely consider adopting internationally for a few reasons. Mainly, though, because it’s easier to get babies which I believe would make the process easier given our specific family situation. I would also love to adopt out of US foster care, but since we move a lot I would not want to put stress on whatever existing family connections that child might already have. 

Post # 11
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I live in China and would love to adopt from here. My husband, unfortunately, is not as keen. I’m hoping that will change at some point!

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