Adoption Blog and News
Welcome to our general adoption blog. We use our blog to give updates about international adoption from Bulgaria and Poland and Waiting Child Adoption. We also want to keep our readers updated about adoption statistics and adoption news from around the world. Some of our blogs can also focus on the home study process or home studies for US citizens living abroad.
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.
We hope you enjoy our adoption blog!
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Adopting a Bulgarian Child
Home Study Update Req’s
Adopting a Bulgarian Girl
Adoption in 2021
Bulgarian Adoption 2021
Adoption During Covid
Adopted Child Raises Money For Orphans
Covid Adoption Updates
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
Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions
Home Studies for Military Families
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...
How To Apostille Docs for the Hague Convention?
NC Secy of State Apostilles
SC Apostilles for Adoption
Waiting Child Mae Fees payable to third parties, not our agency, are NOT included. Examples of those include fees due to a home study agency in your state, fees due to USCIS (apprx $900), fees for travel (airfare) and hotels/lodging overseas are not included. ...
IL Residents Guidelines
Bulgarian Documents Apostille
Apostille in IL
Apostilles in NC – Hague Adoption
Marriage Certs – Apostille
Adoption Dosser for CA
Marriage Certs for Apostilles
Additional Household Member Paperwork
Bulgarian Dossier Papers
Apostilles in VA for Adoption
Dosser Guidelines for Bulgaria
New Jersey Apostille
How To Apostille Marriage Certificate from NJ? Your marriage certificate is from NJ. For your adoption, you need 2 originals apostilled. You would have to contact the County which issued your marriage certificate and get 4 certified copies all together. 2 of...
Dossier for CA Residents
Apostilles in CA
Apostilles for Certificates
How To Get an Apostille for Your Marriage Certificate? Your marriage certificate is from NC, so it will go to NC Secy of State with the other documents. Remember, everything is in 2 sets, so you'll get 2 of these apostilled.What To Do With Birth Certificates? Good...
Polish Adoption Paperwork
How To Apostille a Birth Certificate from Illinois?You would have to send birth certificates (2) to IL Secretary of State to be apostilled. The address is: Chicago Office:Illinois Secretary of StateIndex Department17 N. State St., Ste 1010Chicago, IL 60602 IL charges...
How to Prepare and Apostille The Post Adoption Declaration?Poland has recently increased attention to their post adoption requirements and are asking that parents agree ahead of time to follow their post adoption requirements, and that this document is presetned at...
Bulgarian Adoption Dossier
Apostille for Adoption
Apostille in TN
Apostilles for Adoption
How to Prepare Your Bulgarian Dossier
How to certify birth certificates for adoption.
How To Apostille Docs for Adoption
How To Apostille Marriage Certs
How To Apostille Documents Through the Department of State? 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 Department of State in VA. Because you live...
How To Apostille Adoption Documents in NC