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International Adoption

For hopeful adoptive parents and adoptive families to discuss their international adoption journeys.

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Started by Amanda Sep 18, 2011.

Dossier in Ukraine 3 Replies

Started by Barbara Willmore. Last reply by Ilze Feb 22, 2011.

Tell me about your agency experience! 10 Replies

Started by Kelli. Last reply by Diana Hurd Nov 5, 2010.

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Comment by Sue Balfour on July 21, 2009 at 11:50am
Shelley -

Are you using an agency? What age of child are you looking to adopt? I also thought the dossier was pretty easy, but I don't have anything to compare it to. I am stressing out about having all of my papers up to date once we get our referral. I guess I will wait until that time comes though. Good luck to you! When do you expect to travel?
Comment by Shelley on July 20, 2009 at 5:44pm
We're in the process of adopting from Bulgaria. We're adopting children with special needs though, so we won't have to wait on a referral. We've been very pleased with how easy the dossier is(we've previously adopted from Ukraine and Serbia) and love our contact in Bulgaria. I'm looking forward to meeting her when we get there on trip one!
Comment by Sue Balfour on July 20, 2009 at 11:41am
Is anyone adopting from Bulgaria. We were registered in country on May 25, 2009 & are told it is currently a 12 - 18 month wait for the referral. Would loved to hear from anyone who has been through the process. Thanks!!
Comment by Barbara Giordano on July 20, 2009 at 5:10am
Wherever you decide to adopt that requires traveling overseas you want to be sure to do as much research as possible to ensure you're working with legitimate agencies and represenatives. Unfortuantely, there are adoption scams out there so doing the research is an absolute must. Getting verifiable referrals to adoption agencies and representatives from a number of trusted resources and friends is a plus.
Comment by chatherinesmokey on July 20, 2009 at 3:39am
Comment by Penny Diamond on July 19, 2009 at 7:30pm
Denise, I know that rainbow kids is not an agency. I was simply asking if anyone has had any success finding a match through that route. I have done the "homework" and was offered the opportunity to adopt two special needs kids that I "found" on that site. I was looking for others who have had similar experiences. The site is not bad just because of the photolistings, and only some children are listed with photos. To get any real information on any of the kids there, one must have an approved home study and work directly with the representing agency.
Comment by Denise Greer on July 19, 2009 at 6:53pm
Penny -
It is my understanding that the kids listed with Rainbowkids are with different agencies and such.... they are not an agency....simply a photolisting/education site... Not all agencies that use photolistings are good... please do your homework!
Comment by Penny Diamond on July 18, 2009 at 7:14pm
I'm wondering if anyone here has adopted, or known someone, who has adopted a child through
Comment by Kelly Conley on July 17, 2009 at 11:02pm
White parents, black kids--the dialogue of race (Part 2 of 3)
Comment by MedicalMommas1 on July 17, 2009 at 12:00pm
Re: comments below on Ethiopian adoption - please see video with Leigh on about her experience recently adopting from Ethiopia. She is a member of the site and you can contact her directly for more information.

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