Deciding on a Country When Considering International Adoption

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Deciding on a Country When Considering International Adoption




How in the world do you choose a country to adopt from in international adoption? We will present a systematic step by step process for choosing a country for international adoption. Our guest is Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, a nonprofit providing education and support for adoption and infertility, and author of The Complete Book of International Adoption.


+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • Step by step approach
  • US citizenship required of at least one adoptive parent to adopt internationally
  • Length of marriage requirement to adopt abroad
  • Parental age requirement for international adoption
  • Can you have been divorced and still adopt from another country
  • Can you have biological children and still adopt internationally
  • Can single women adopt from abroad
  • Can single men do an international adoption
  • Can single gay or lesbians adopt internationally?
  • How old are children when adopted from another country
  • Can you adopt transracially
  • Can you request the gender of the child you want to adopt
  • Can you specify that you want to adopt a girl?
  • Cab you adopt more than one child at the same time?
  • Do you have to travel abroad when you adopt
  • Can you have your child escorted to you with international adoption
  • How are children referred with international adoption
  • What does blind referral mean
  • How long do you have to wait in international adoption
  • How much does international adoption cost
  • Can you adopt a healthy child internationally
  • What country should you adopt from if you want a young healthy child
  • How common is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in international adoption
  • How can you make sure that you do not adopt a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) when adopting from another country
  • Which countries have stable international adoption programs
  • My opinion on when Guatemala will reopen to international adoption

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05/01/2011 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2011 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments

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