Grace International will always do our best to alleviate any concerns and answer any questions you might have during your international adoption journey.
In Colombia, Healthy children are 8years to 16years. Special needs children are 1 year and up.
In Ukraine, Healthy children are 6 years to 16 years. Special needs children are 1 year and up
Yes, healthy children are available for adoption.
One parent needs to be a U.S. citizen to adopt. If you are living outside of the U.S., Grace International can facilitate your adoption in the country in which you reside.
Yes. A physician's medical form, which is included in your home studt and dossier, lists all the requirements that Grace International will submit to the foreign country. Countries will not consider prospective parents with infectious diseases or psyciatric illnesses.
It is very important to disclose any health issues with Grace International.
Adoptions average less that 1 year after dossier submission.
Grace completes home studies for Louisiana residents. If you are not a Louisiana resident we can recommend a home study agency if needed.
Generally the minimum age for adoption is 25 years with a maximum age of 55 years old.
Married couples have to be married for more than one year and cannot be divorced more than twice.
Yes, travel is requires for all International countries
Yes, in Guatemala, the referral may be a newborn but it takes a few months for the adoption process to be completed. Russia and Ukraine have regulations regarding how long a child has to stay on a federal data base. This allows their own citizens time to adopt the child before the child is adopted internationally.
No, newborns are not available for international adoption.
No. Although there is a lot of paperwork involved in the international adoption process, it is not difficult.
Grace will giude you through the paparework process
Yes, this happens as soon as your child is adopted. We do recommend that you re-adopt your child once you are back in the U.S and settled in.