Adoption Consultations

International Adoption Consultations

Because New York Home Study Service has been in existence since 1974, we have developed a fund of knowledge and a level of expertise in relation to international adoption that most agencies and independent practitioners in the New York metropolitan area do not have.

We have also formed close relationships with several international and domestic adoption agencies and resources.

Over the years, we have conducted home studies for adoptions from Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

As international relations and priorities in various countries change, the international adoption picture also changes.

Each country develops requirements for adoptive parents and adoption processes, based on its history, national priorities, and culture.

In choosing a country and resource, adoptive applicants must consider whether they are eligible to adopt from a particular country and whether they are comfortable with the ages and race of the children who are available for adoption from that country.

Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) works with a wide range of domestic and international organizations to assist American citizen families in the U.S. and abroad. We are fully committed to protecting the welfare and interests of children and their parents.

Within OCS, the Office of Children’s Issues is responsible for coordinating policies and providing information about international adoption and international parental child abduction.

International Adoption

The Office of Children’s Issues provides information and assistance about the adoption process in over 60 countries, including:

  • Information about visa requirements and other U.S. requirements for international adoption
  • Information about The Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, and coordination with other countries about the treaty and related matters
  • Help with individual inquiries about the status of adoption cases
  • Ensuring that U.S. citizens are not discriminated against by foreign authorities or courtsFor more information, please click on: International Adoption
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