Adoption Blog and News
Welcome to our general adoption blog. We use our blog to give updates about international adoption and tell you what is happening with our families and our programs. Some blog entries are more “specialized” in nature and so these categories can be found dispersed throughout our site. For example, as you are vising a page that tells you about adoption requirements, you might find blog entries written over the years about adoption requirements. Ultimately, these categories are implemented throughout our site. This page shows all the blogs, so the topics can vary widely. We hope that you can quickly glance through titles, photos and excerpts to find what interests you. Though we share certain aspects of what might be happening with our families’ adoptions, we protect their personal privacy. We only share what they want us to. Often times our families are the ones giving us entry topics or providing their own so we can use their experience to tell others about international adoption. As we update our adoption blog, we feel humbled to be able to watch God’s miracles taking with His families, though our agency. We hope that the readers will join us in prayer for our families in process.
If you’ve been following our adoption blog and would like to learn more, please contact us by filling out our form. We’d be happy to chat with you or perhaps put you in touch with some of the people you’ve been reading about so they can share more details about their international adoption.
We hope you enjoy our adoption blog!
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Christian Adoption Counseling
Adopting During the Corona Virus?
Corona virus impact on adoption.
Bethany Ends Int’l Adoptions
Payment Plans for Adoption
Adoption Education Quiz
Post Adoption Req’s Upload Form
501C3 Non Profit Adoption Agency
Home Study Agencies
Trish Maskew Out from OCI
Home Studies for Military Families
Traditional Bulgarian Adoption Takes Only 20mo
Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions
Bulgarian adoption takes only 18mo.
Home Studies for Military Families
Adoption Grants | 15 + Options!
Bulgarian Adoption 2019
This is a graph showing, roughly, how the expense are distributed. This is not a graph of St. Mary's fees, but rather designed to give a general overview of the expenses associated with international adoption. If you'd like to see our agency's precise fees, please...
Compare and contrast between cost of international adoption, foster care, and domestic.
Update on Poland by DOS
Poland Local Elections
Compare and Contrast “Traditional” vs “Waiting Child”
Adopting from Bulgaria.
Update about Poland from DOS – Aug 7, 2018
What is the adoption dossier?
What is a Home Study?
Ukraine Adoption Update | July 6, 2018
Fast Referrals from Bulgaria
New Bipartisan Adoption Bill
There has been a lot of talk in the past few days about children separated from their parents at the US border. According to one article written by NPR which can be found here, "since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after...
NC family adopting from Bulgaria.
China Adoption Notice – February 27, 2018
Post Your Adoption Questions and Receive A Response
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The “Pick Me Up Trip” – First of 2018
Explaining commonly misunderstood things about adopting a waiting child and cost.
Karolina-Adoption-GrantWhen we meet our goal of raising the $7,000 for the "Karolina Adoption Grant", Brooke Taylor will help us select a family who will be awarded her grant. We will record the moment we tell the family they've been selected, and we'll share it with...
How To Apostille Docs for the Hague Convention?
NJ Apostille for Adoption
Apostille for Adoption from NJ
Apostille for reasons of adoption.
Texas Secy of State – Apostille for Adoption
How to apostille docs in Texas
PA Apostille Instructions
PA Secy of State
How To Apostille Docs in PA
Bulgarian Adoption Dossier Instructions
How to apostille docs in AL
How To Apostille a Document for Adoption in Minnesota? The green documents are “green” because I want to help you group them together in the sense that they will all be going together to get an "Apostille" from the Secretary of State in MN. In order to get...
Adoption Contract | Saint Mary International Adoptions We are pleased to let you know that you've been formally accepted into our Bulgarian Adoption Program! Next step is the contract - which we will sign together. It is below. The contract is on the same...
Dossier Update Instructions
Italian Marriage Certificates for Aposille
How to Apostille in NH
See Waiting Children
Home Studies for Expats