INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

Through its international adoption programs, BAAS has welcomed children to the U.S. from over 50 countries. Links to our current programs are below and you can click on any of them to learn more about each country and how BAAS participates in the process. Also below, is a general overview and timeline for the international adoption process.

CURRENT INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION PROGRAMS

GENERAL INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION TIMELINE

HOME STUDY PROCESS

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 – 3 Months

  • United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Approval

DOSSIER PREP & WAIT

1 Month

  • Dossier Preparation and Translation (Generally done concurrently with homestudy)
  • 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

TRAVEL & ADOPTION PLACMEMENT

1 – 8 Months

  • Travel to Foreign Country to Pick up your child
  • 1 week to 6 weeks in country. (Varies by Country)

6 Months – 5 Years

  • Post Placement
  • Finalization of Adoption

Total Time: 18 – 78 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.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION RESOURCES

SUPPORT GROUPS

What Is the Group For?

Monthly meetings for families who adopted older children (5 years or older) through international or national adoption.

What Do We Do?

Meetings are an opportunity for adoptive parents to meet informally and to share ideas, experiences and information. Families who adopted older children (5 years or older) through international or national adoption are always welcome. Families who adopted infants/toddlers are also welcome to join if their children are currently attending a school. The group seeks to provide with emotional support and practical tips to adoptive parents/family members.

When Do We Meet?
Second Wednesday of each month
7:00pm-9:00pm

Where Do We Meet?
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits-San Jose,
1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 100,
San Jose, CA 95126.

How Do You Reserve Your Seat?
Email RSVP to info@php.com or call 408-727-5775

Group Facilitator:
Jisu Kim
347-413-1864
KLDnewsletter@gmail.com

PHP Group Link:
http://www.php.com/support/older-child-adoption-support-group

MEDICAL RESOURCES
USEFUL LINKS

Interested in International Adoption?

Please contact BAAS International

We can invite you to an International Adoption Initial Orientation session or mail you an information packet

650-964-3800

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