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International Adoption

International adoption can offer a less expensive and often quicker option for adoptive parents, as opposed to a traditional adoption, but it can also raise a number of additional issues and concerns. For example, many of the countries offering children for adoption by prospective U.S. parents are not subject to the same standards or regulations. Prospective parents also may not get all of the relevant information about their adoptive child prior to the adoption, or may experience language or cultural barriers. Below you will find information on international adoption, including tips on the application process and related costs. You will also find links to overseas adoption resources from the federal government and other organizations.

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