Free Resources for Adoptive Families
Starting the International Adoption Process: Feel called to international adoption but not sure where to start? Check out this article by Guest Blogger Meredith Chambers from Children of All Nations about what to gather and how to begin the international adoption process.
China Adoption Eligibility Requirements: These are the requirements for all adoptive parents wishing to adopt a child from China as of June 30, 2017. (Note: Adoptive parents should always verify their eligibility with their agency themselves. Requirements may change.)
Example China Adoption Expenses Worksheet with Cost Estimates: Organize your adoption finances with this sample worksheet that lists most of the payments required to the U.S. government, the Chinese government and a homestudy and adoption agency when adopting from China.
25 Family-Tested Adoption Fundraisers: Looking for a way to raise the $30 - $50K required to adopt a child internationally? Check out this list of ideas from families who have done it.
Superman's Adoption Timeline: Sometimes it's helpful to see how long each step in the adoption process took for another family. This is our timeline of events throughout Superman's adoption in 2013. Note: Each agency and family moves at a difference pace, and government agencies move more quickly during certain seasons. This timeline is intended for insight and reference, not to present current hard-and-fast timelines. These are always changing.
Pre-China Checklist: Once the Travel Approval arrives, it can be a whirlwind of activity preparing to fly to China to meet a new superhero. This is the checklist we use to keep our team organized and prepare for the adventure.
Behind the Nation's Foster Care Crisis: Many children coming out of foster care face tough pasts and histories of parental addiction to drugs and alcohol. This guide produced by DrugRehab.com is super helpful for families adopting and fostering children facing some of these challenges.