International adoption provides so many opportunities for prospective parents to correctly match themselves to the right program.
Learn About the Programs
Even if you have a program in mind, learn about all of our programs. They all have their strengths, and some program characteristics might prove to be a surprisingly good match for you and family. Learn the facts by visiting each of our program pages.
Talk to our program managers and seek their advice. They will take the time to listen to your ideas and plans. Our program managers are experts in their country. They will use their experience to match you to the best program for you.
Also, talk to other adoptive parents. Approaching someone on this topic might appear intimidating, but adoptive parents want to help. You will learn a great deal in talking with others about their experiences.
Lastly, feel free to ask to talk with some of our adoptive parents. They are our best advocates and we are proud of our reputation.
Be Open Minded
What might have been a good program choice for your neighbor might not be the best choice for your family. It is not unusual for a family to change to a program they thought they never would consider. The world is full of beautiful children, of all ages, and all races. Take a look at some of them in our 'Waiting Children' section.