(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Apostille: A simplified and standardized form that is used for the purpose of providing a certification of certain public documents relating to adoption, including notarized documents, that is used in countries that are in compliance with the provisions of the Hague Convention. This simplified form... [more
International Adoption - Portugal
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel.
Just when you thought you were done with being a document “hunter-gatherer” – you get to do it all again to assemble your dossier! Although it sounds presumptuous, a dossier (pronounced “doss-e-A”) is really just a collection of papers containing very detailed... Belarus Adoption Factsheet
Disclaimer: The following is intended as a very general guide to assist U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a child in Belarus and apply for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the United States. Two sets of laws are particularly relevant: 1) the laws of Belarus govern all activity in Belarus... Adopting from Nicaragua: Factsheet
Disclaimer: The following is intended as a very general guide to assist U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a child in Nicaragua and apply for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the United States. Two sets of laws are particularly relevant: 1) the laws ...
Moving Mountains if You Must
December 6, 2010, 9:47 am
International adoption isn’t the easiest way to create a family. There are major decisions to be made beyond the decision to adopt internationally. There is a country to choose, then an adoption agency to pick. Once those things are decided, there are the interviews, mounds of paperwork to... Lost Opportunity
October 6, 2011, 5:15 am
I am disappointed. Disappointed at a lost opportunity.
This morning, over a cup of coffee, I read this headline in the Hollywood Reporter.
Jillian Michaels Warns Against International Adoption Unless You Have ‘A Lot Of Money’
In the current issue of Prevention Magazine, Michaels, a... Birth by Paperwork
March 21, 2011, 5:52 am
I few years after I adopted Elle, a friend gave me the book, Clara: The Story of the Pug Who Ruled my Life . She gave me the book to read because it chronicled the author’s journey into international adoption. The author was adopting a baby from Russia, and since I had recently flown to Russia...