When looking to adopt a child, a family will first have to choose a country of interest. After choosing a country in which the family desires to adopt a child from, they must then find a child adoption agency. A child adoption agency should be thoroughly looked into prior to making the final decision to ensure that there are no complaints against the agency.
Typically, the child adoption agency will assign a social worker to work with you to efficiently adopt a child. The social worker will go over fees, legal costs, and medical expense, as well as conduct several interviews and home studies to ensure the family is fit to adopt a child. After being approved, legal support will be necessary to legally sign the child into the family’s custody. The lawyer will work with the agency and the specific country’s laws to effectively get the child into the United States.