Adopting US Children While Living Abroad
How do US families living abroad adopt a baby from the US or adopt internationally while living outside of this country. Is it possible for non-US citizens to adopt a child from America? Join our guest adoption attorneys Jim Thompson, with offices in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Irene Steffas with offices in Atlanta, Georgia.
- How can American citizens living abroad adopt a baby from the US domestically?
- How can US citizens adopt a child internationally?
- If it is a US citizen living abroad adopting a US child, would they need to meet the requirements of the Hague Treaty for Intercountry adoption?
- Are American birth mothers less likely to choose an American adoptive family living abroad?
- How do you finalize the adoption in the US if you don’t have a US address?
- How do you complete a home study if you are living abroad?
- Are the adoption rules any different if you are stationed abroad with the US military?
- Does the Hague Treaty allow foreigners to adopt US children?
- How many American children are being placed for adoption with families in another country?
- If the Hague Treaty requires that the adoptive parent and birth parent have no contact, how do you do an open adoption?
- Do American birth mothers often choose adoptive families that are citizens of another country?
- How is the payment of birth mother expenses handles if the Hague Treaty must apply to an adoption since the Hague Treaty prohibits birthmother payments?
- What type of travel documents are necessary to get a child born in the US into another country where his adoptive family lives?
- Can a non US citizen living in the US adopt a child in her home country and bring the child back to the US to live?
- Does it matter if the non-American citizen is in the process of getting a Green Card?
- Can a foreign national living in the US adopt a child born in the US?