June 12, 2017 – Welcome Home Eric and Wiebke!
Polish Adoptive Family visits us in Charlotte !
– April 25, 2017 –
Approximately $32,000. FINANCING options – click here
|Fees Paid in US|
|Application||$300||Due with applicaiton|
|Agency Fee||$6,200||Payment plan available|
|Dossier Fee||$6,500||Due at your pace|
|Foreign Country Fees|
|Wire with Dossier||$1,000||Due with submission of dossier|
|In Country Fee (Wire)||$10,000||Due after you’ve accepted your child|
|Fee Due w Trip (Wire)||$8,000||Due when you go to Poland|
Payments are roughly divided into 4 nearly equal installments with several months in between.
Key: Our agency lets you go at your own pace. No predetermined timetable in contract. Its your timing. Your pace.
Payment plans spreading out fees (using credit card) are available. PayPal Available for domestic fees.
For more detail on cost and FINANCING, please CLICK HERE.
1 Trip. 6 – 7 weeks in length. Poland is serious about doing the bonding right – so they expect the parents to sacrifice to make this trip. One parent can leave after about 3ish weeks. Poland is a nice place to stay. Most people find out that their employers will go along with it. We’re happy to write letters to confirm your absence. In addtion, federal law says that you have the right to 12 weeks FMLA.
You’re not eligible to veiw any waiting children in Poland before you’ve completed your dossier and submitted it to the Polish Central Authority. Poland only considers your file for adoption after you’ve obtained the necessary paperwork. Agencies don’t have the “power” to hold your children. For more on this, review the Hague Convention.
Most often the diagnosis we see coming from Poland is some sort of suspesion of FAS, low birth weigh, and/or neglect. Of course, each child will have different needs. Developmental dealys to be expected as usual in international adoption, though Polish orphanges and care provided is pretty nice relative to other countries. We do NOT see many severe special needs cases such as Cerebral Palsy or Autism.
About 2 years from start to finish. Year 1, you’ll be doing your homework. Year 2, you’ll be going to Poland to do your bonding and complete the req’s to bring your child home. Of course, both of these “estimations” are variable. Some on your own speed and criteria. Some on government.
3 Years Marriage Length. 40 year difference for the mom, 45 for the dad.
Longest standing agency in Poland. Since 2001.
Most expereience and knowledge about the Polish commission’s req’s, in practice.
By His grace, over 200 Polish children placed since 2001.
Poland is open.
Information contrary to that may come from sources that are opinion based, or are not reputable.
Our US Department of State has made two announcemnts about Poland. For more info – CLICK HERE.
Welcome to Saint Mary International Adoptions’ Poland Adoption Program
As we have so much experience in Polish adoptions, we like to show future adoptive parents what adopting from Poland is like by more than just bullet points and our words alone.
That is why we love to use our site to show you real stores. These are real poeple we’ve served with adoptions from Poland. This way, you can see the work that God is doing through our agency for yourself. We find that typically helps future adoptive parents understand the process better.
We love shwoing our work with our website because over the years, we’ve seen people who were mislead about how Poland works. That is unfortunate.
Ranging from the myth that “Poland only does older children” to the most recent one, “Poland is closed”, we’ve stood strong against all the confusion in previous years, as well are now. We stand for truth and that is why we have so many real number statistics and real stories on this page.
As we present the information about adoptiong from Poland, we love to it up with stories that you can see. This way you know that our explanation of how the process works is based on real experience and real success stories.
Per His grace, love, and mercy – since 2001, we’ve seen tens and tens of Polish children adopted. The majority of these children were between the ages of 1-4.
With that being said, we invite you to enjoy the rest of our site that will hopefully let you learn about Poland adoption by seeing real adoption stories.
And as always, feel free to give us a call if you’d like to chat with someone. Our office number is 704 527 7673.
These are our most current Poland Adoption stories – “Happening now”
Charlotte Family Adopts From Poland
One Less Polish Orphan | March 24, 2017
Polish Adoption – Round 2!
Polish International Adoption Meet Matt and Rebecca! They're a North Carolina family, so we've met them in person -so we can tell you first hand that they're copletely awesome! They fought hard to bring "PK" home! When we needed something from...
Adoption Requiring Faith in Action!
2 Less Orphans in the World! 200 Total for our agency..
This is an interview with one of our Military dads – very much a straigh shooter!
Picking Your Agency?
We don’t claim to be perfect, or in control of everything – but our experience of nearly 18 years and 200+ adopted children surely helps!
What if I Say "no" to a referral?
Its never easy to say “no”, but sometimes it is a part of the process. We just keep trusting, and keep moving forward.
What are Orphanages Like?
Orphanages are never a happy place, but relatively spekaing Polish orphanges are pretty nice.
See the Polish kids grow up – “Before After Stories”
“Before – After” Poland Adoption Stories | Since 2001
Christian Adoptive Parents Share Polish Adoption Story
Sweet “Before/After” Adoption Story!
“Before-After” Adoption Story | 3 Years Later
“Before – After” Adoption Story | Aven
Before and After Poland Adoption Story | 8 Years Later
We can’t believe that it has been 9 years since this Polish adoption was finalized. But here you have it – 9 years after photo – for these children who were adopted from Poland.
We’ve done Polish adoptions for many years, here is a look back:
- Ages 1- 2 78%
- Ages 3 – 4 50%
- Ages 1- 2 56%
- Ages 3 – 4 50%
- Ages 1- 2 60%
- Ages 3 – 4 25%
Some more Polish Adoption videos
“We will wait because we feel in our hearts that God wants us to wait, because these are our children! And so, we’ll wait!”read more
Completed Polish Adoption | US Family Living Abroadread more
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”.read more
Polish Culture and Stats
Poland has some of the best ratios of caregivers to children (apprx 1:8) and is a US/NATO Ally.
The info below is shared from CIA’s FactBook, Poland Page that provides data on each country in the world by our very own CIA.
Human beings are complicated, we all know that. But some believe that education and religion can often times play an important role in the decisions you make for yourslef, your helath, your babies, even if these babies end up for adoption. Here are some statistics about Poland that we found on CIA’s website.
- Religion: Roman Catholic 89.8%
- Literacy: Total population: 99.7%
- Mother’s mean age at first birth: 26.6
- Population: 38,383,809
- Unemployment: Ages 15 – 24: Total: 28.9%
- Population below poverty line: 10.6%
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