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One of our adoptive moms signs her email with, “My favorite book says we are all adopted”.   She is referring to Ephesians 1:5, which says, “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure”.

As God’s grace is sufficient for us so that we can be saved, we believe international adoption is a way to extend this grace to the kids who need to be saved.

We give all the glory to God for the work He does through our agency and we feel blessed to have been given a front-row seat so that we can witness our adoptive parents’ incredible journeys with their Polish international adoptions, or Bulgarian international adoptions.

We can also help parents adopt from Bulgaria, but we focus primarily on adoptions from Poland. We’ve served our parents with Polish adoptions since 2001, and over 180 (including 4 more as of June 25, 2015) adopted children later, we cannot stop admiring the Polish people, the Polish adoption process and how deeply they care for the kids in their orphanages, as well as the adoptive parents.

We feel blessed that we’ve been lead on this road in assisting the true heroes – the adoptive parents seeking to share their love with the kids who need it most. 

















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Waiting Children | Updated!

NEWLY WAITING CHILDREN Please visit our website, under “Waiting Children” to see 5 children newly added to the list of children waiting for their adoptive parents.  To get access to their pictures and medical information, you would have to fill out the agency contact form.   Indicate “yes” under the questions, “Would you like to see waiting children”.   We will email you back and tell you how to get a password so that you can see these precious little ones’ pictures and medical information.     Adopting one of these children is very much possible even if you haven’t started the process at all.  Of course, you’ll have to meet all the requirements that all adoptive parents have to meet.  However, if you decide to pursue the adoption of one of these waiting children, you don’t have to wait.  It is an unique opportunity not common to many countries.  We would love  to tell you more about the process of adopting a waiting child.  To find out how it works, please contact us.      ... read more

Polish International Adoption: Traveling Abroad!

Is International Adoption Travel Stressful?  We are thankful to our adoptive parents who go above and beyond to help future adoptive parents understand what is ahead.  Let’s face it, when considering adoption, most adoptive parents have a lot to think about:   Is adoption right for me? Is God leading us to adopt?  Will I/we be good parents?  These are the more difficult questions, we can’t really help you with.  We’ll leave them up to you.   However, we’ll do our best to take the stress away for some of the other factors adoptive parents may be considering, like:  Can I handle the paperwork? Can I be away for this long?  Is International adoption travel  safe?  In my personal experience, of course some things are more important than others.  But when something less important “combines forces” with something more important, then everything gets more difficult.  That is why we are so thankful when our loving adoptive parents help us help you understand the process better.  This particular video deals with TRAVELING ABROAD to Poland.   Pursing a Polish international adoption, you will be required to travel there to meet your child.  Then some months later, you’ll have to go back and pick them up.  During this time, you will forego what is called the bonding period.  Basically, these are the first days you’ll be spending together as a family! Pretty cool, right? Maybe a bit scary, but that falls into the category of the list of “other worries” above (in the first set of bullen points).   Right now, let’s concentrate on giving you imagery of what it would be like... read more

International Adoption|Poland Adoption

Our Family’s Insight On their Polish Adoption  Our Advice to adoptive parents is this: Talk to the people who have adopted through a particular agency and a particular country! What better way to learn about the process than talking to someone who has been through it? There is no better measure than experience.  That is, numbers-based-experience of the agency that is guiding you through your adoption, and the experience of their parents with the whole process.  With today’s technology, there is no excuse not to learn about adopting directly through adoptive parents.  Below are some questions, which one of our St. Mary’s moms answered for you!  Thank you, Amanda! And God Bless you!   How long did the process take from start to finish? The process took us just over 2 years from start to finish.  We applied to St. Mary’s in May 2013 and brought our boys home in June of 2015.  While we had hoped to move through it a bit quicker (doesn’t everyone), that timeframe was pretty much what we were expecting.   Can’t beat the awesomeness! What was it like to get the call when we told you there are children for your family?  What goes through your mind when you say “yes”?   Just reading that question brings on a flurry of emotions.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I don’t know that I have the words to accurately describe those feelings, but I will give it a shot.  I was elated, anxious, nervous, a little scared, relieved, and feeling awesomely blessed. You begin this process hoping and praying for that phone... read more

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Adoption Joy: Christian Family Completes Poland Adoption!

Praising God For One Less Polish Orphan! As a Christian adoption agency, we give all the glory to God for each child that we have the honor to see adopted per His plan.  This family is truly special to us.  When they began the process they were living abroad.  Up until that point we had never taken on a case for a family who was not residing in the US.   As a general rule, we didn’t look to serve families living abroad, not necessarily because we thought we couldn’t, but because we knew we didn’t have the experience.  As we’ve served our parents with international adoptions for over 15 years, we know that even a “simple adoption” can get complicated.  Therefore, we thought that assisting parents who didn’t live stateside would most likely fall into a category that was a “bit more complex” to work with.  So, initially, we politely declined to help this family explaining that we didn’t have the necessary experience that they were likely looking for in an adoption professional to guide them through the adoption process.   Of course, this amazing adoption story doesn’t end there.  This family found a way to contact the agency’s president directly.  They wrote her and told her that they felt called by God to adopt from Poland.  They also said that they knew it had to be with Saint Mary’s help because they felt a connection to us and our desire to serve  Christian adoptive parents.  They didn’t care that we had never served a family who didn’t currently live in the US.  They felt peace because they knew this decision wasn’t theirs, but God’s.  Our...

Family Shares their International Adoption Experience

  We are so blessed to be serving our amazing group of “St. Mary’s Parents”. It is such a pleasure to see how much they care about each other and how they are always looking for ways to help future prospective adoptive parents considering international adoption from Poland. This video is one such example. We are so thankful to this “St. Mary’s Parent” who filmed the inside of their apartment during their stay abroad because it can show other adoptive parents so much more than we could ever try to explain. It is with much gratitude that we post this video here. We, the staff at Saint Mary’s, see it as a blessing allowing us to show you what you could expect when you might get to travel to Poland to complete your adoption as a “St. Mary’s Parent”.         Back to...

Poland Adoption: Welcome Home, Aven!

  This video was shared with us on a special occasion. December 5th marks two years since this Saint Mary International Adoption’s family adopted their beautiful daughter from Poland. We hope that this video will inspire those going through international adoption, and give them strength to continue pursuing their dreams of adopting. We pray that such videos can motivate prospective adoptive, because as Allison says the process “hasn’t always been easy, it seldom was…but it was always perfect!” We agree with Allison, we cannot promise you that international adoption is an easy process that you will fly through with ease. In fact it is a lengthy, complex and emotional process which will require much effort on your part. If your heart leads you to adopt from Poland, we would love to be the ones to guide you through it. We believe that at the end, God’s work will be perfect!       Back to Videos...


The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at: 

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