Resources for International Adoption

Steps in the international adoption process:
1. Attend a general information meeting at a local adoption agency
2. Complete and return preliminary paperwork (if you have chosen to work with this agency)
3. Initial consultation with adoption counselor
4. Attend adoption education classes
5. Complete the "home study"
6. Approve your home study
7. Submit dossier to foreign government (through your adoption agency)
8. Accept child referral from placement agency
9. Travel to your child's country of origin for placement (note: two trips required with Russian adoption)
10. Post-placement visits and follow-up support
11. File for Social Security number and re-adoption