Because we care about you, our staff and the greater community we have taken precautionary actions to mitigate exposure to COVID-19.
- Tour Korea 2020 has been canceled, dates for the Korea Tour 2021 have been posted
- Adoption Fairs in Maryland and Minnesota have been postponed
- We are moving information meetings, Foster Care Adoption Orientations, support groups, and Foster Care & Adoption Education Classes online
- Until further notice, we will not take walk-in appointments
Our team will communicate with people directly regarding personal appointments or changes to service.
A note for current clients: We expect staff to remain available, but In-office staff are limited, in lieu of this please scan and email documentation, when possible, to your worker.
Note that USCIS offices have temporarily suspended all routine face-to-face services with applicants, including all interviews and naturalization ceremonies. USCIS offices will re-open April 7 unless the public closures are extended further.
Outside of the travel restrictions outlined below, our international programs are still accepting applications, working with families in-process and helping children to find families.
- Department of State has issued a global level 4 warning advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Any clients currently outside of the U.S. are encouraged to register for the Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
- India has suspended travel into the country from March 13, 2020, to April 15, 2020
- Ecuador has closed to foreign travelers as of March 15, 2020
- Colombia will continue with adoption-related visa appointments, though all other non-emergency immigrant visa appointments are canceled. All inbound flights to Colombia are canceled for 30 days as of March 19, 2020.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to post updates to our website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.