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Life with a child with medical or special needs takes extra time, energy, and knowledge. There is a steep learning curve in dealing with the medical, educational, and health insurance systems...
We help children of all ages and backgrounds from across the globe find permanent, loving families.
As independently licensed agencies, Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service have adoption programs in the following countries. You can quickly compare all of our programs with this chart. In addition, you can read the information on the country pages linked below and contact us to get started!
About Our Programs
Through our traditional programs, we strive to place children who do not have an identified special need or have an identified need that may be routinely addressed in the U.S. with predictable approaches and successful outcomes.
For situations in which birth families cannot stay intact and children cannot have their needs met by birth relatives, we believe that children should first be placed with a family in their own country and culture. Our Colombia, India and Korea Heritage Programs are one way in which we advocate for that outcome.
Our Waiting Identified Children (WIC) program works to find families for the children who tend to wait the longest for permanent families: older children, sibling groups, children with identified medical or developmental concerns, and children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Children placed through this program may come from any of the countries listed above. Countries tend to be more flexible in their requirements for children waiting in our WIC program.
Working With Us
Our international adoption program staff is comprised of individuals who specialize in the adoption of children from each country with which we work. Most of our staff are uniquely qualified for their role--some are adoptive parents, others are adopted persons; some are bilingual, others are bicultural--and all of our staff have a passion for creating permanency for children in need. They travel abroad periodically to monitor the in-country adoption process and take the extra steps necessary to ensure they are prepared to assist you in realizing your goal of becoming an adoptive parent.
Learning About Adoption
International adoption is complex and constantly evolving. Along side entering the process with an open heart, preparation through education and self-evaluation is paramount to the lifelong success of any adoption. Our goal is to provide you with access to a wide range of resources to help you make informed decisions that are right for you and your family.
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