We Help Children of All Ages and Backgrounds Find Permanent, Loving Families
We provide home study and placement services in Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, and Western Wisconsin. If you are a U.S. citizen living outside of these areas, we can assist you with the placement of a child through one of our international programs, while you work with another agency, licensed in your state, to complete your home study. It is common for families completing an international adoption to use one or two agencies. One needs to be licensed in your state of residence to complete the required home study; the second needs to be approved to work in the country from which you are adopting.
You can view our general agency service fees here. We recommend that you look at the country flyer of the program you are considering for a more in-depth understanding of each program’s costs.Quickly Compare International Programs with Our Chart
We believe that international adoption is a last resort. Children should, whenever possible, remain:
- With their family
- With a relative
- In their community
- In their country
International adoption is complex and constantly evolving. Alongside entering the process with an open heart, preparation through education and self-evaluation is paramount to the lifelong success of any adoption. Our goal is to provide you with access to a wide range of resources to help you make informed decisions that are right for you and your family.
Global Family Support
We believe international adoption is a small piece of the much larger international child welfare puzzle. While adoption may be the solution for some, our ultimate goal is for children to thrive in the countries in which they live. Often relationships are maintained through Global Family Support long after an adoption program closes.Learn more about our Global Family Support
Host Children Waiting for Adoption
Children’s Home partners with Kidsave to help older children from Colombia experience the joys of summer and to help them find permanent, loving, adoptive families through their Summer Miracles®Program. Children stay with host families for 4 to 5 weeks during the summer in designated communities throughout the United States. Generally, the children range in age from 10 to 14. Some may have siblings.Learn How You Can Host a Waiting Child from Colombia
Serving All Families
We are dedicated to serving all families. Each country determines its own eligibility requirements for international adoptive families. We partner with a variety of countries in order to provide options to individuals and families regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.Adoption by Single ParentsAdoption by LGBTQ Parents