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timeline for International Adoption

Stage 1

  • 3 - 6 Months
    • Pre Adopt Class
    • Homestudy Documents (submit to BAAS)
    • Homestudy Meetings (4)
    • Overseas Program Consultation
    • Finalization of Homestudy*
    • *Notarization of homestudy to be done once all documents have been submitted by the family to BAAS
  • 2 - 6 Months
    • United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Approval

Stage 2

  • 1 Month
    • Dossier Preparation and Translation
    • Submit Dossier to Foreign Country
  • 6 – 36 Months
    • Wait Time for Referral
    • Wait time varies greatly based on a number of factors
    • Program consultation will provide country specific information
    • Acceptance of Referral

Stage 3

    • 1 - 8 Months
      • Travel to Foreign Country to Pick up your child
      • Varies by Country
    • 6 Months-3 Years
      • Post Placement
      • Finalization of Adoption

Total Time: 18-42 months:
Most families come home with a child between 18 - 30 months.
You will have some choices along the way, which will impact how long the process takes. If you are flexible about the gender of the child, open to country that you adopt from, and submit all homestudy and USCIS documents promptly – then the process will be closer to 12–18 months.

       
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