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!
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...
NC family adopting from Bulgaria.
China Adoption Notice – February 27, 2018
Post Your Adoption Questions and Receive A Response
Tua Claims Christ after big win in overtime.
Mom Adopts in 18 Months
Explaining commonly misunderstood things about adopting a waiting child and cost.
How To Apostille Docs for the Hague Convention?
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
Apostille in Indiana for Adoption.
Apostille for Adoption Documents in NC
How To Apostille Docs – IN Secy of State
Marriage Certs for Apostille in IN
How To Apostille Docs from NY and MT
Apostilles from MT
How To Aposille in NY
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
Home Study Agency License Apostille
See Waiting Children
Home Studies for Expats