Policies and Practices

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 The agency fully discloses, in writing, to the general public, upon request and to prospective clients upon initial contact:

Its adoptions services policies and practices including general eligiblity, critearia, and fees.

General eligibility and fees can be found on each info page:



For additional questions and clarification on any of our services policies and practices, please fill out the contact form below to let us know what we can give you more detail about.

For additional data on how many placements our agency has done over the past 3 years, including data on how many adoptions remain intact, and how many are disrupted – we have an excel sheet that we can email you.  Please fill out the form below and let us know in the “comments section” that you would like this info, or email Nick at nick@saintmaryadoption.com.

To request any information about the agency’s policies and practices, you may fill out the form below for your request, or you may request it by emailing nick@saintmaryadoption.com You may also request it by calling 704 527 7673.  If no one is available to answer your phone call, please leave a detailed message with your request and a staff member will return your call. 


The supervised providers with whom the prospective clients can expect to work with in the United States and in the foreing country and the usual cost associated with their services.


A sample written adoption services contract which the prospective clients will be expected to sign should they decide to proceed. 


In addition to the fees listed above, below you can find a more detailed description of the written schedule of the expected total fees and estimated expenses and an explanation of the conditions under which fees or expenses will be charged. The agency does not waive, reduce, or refund any fees or expenses.  In addition, the agency provides services in compliance with 22CFR 96.33(h) and (i) – which address the agency’s compliance with liability insurance. 


Additional informaton about the referral process and when a referral might be withdrawn and why.  Please click on the link belwo to learn more about the policies of the agency in regards to this issue. 


The first step on your adoption journey is to select your country. We’re happy to assist your family in deciding which country would be a good fit by setting up a free consult, either over the phone or via google video chat.

*The following information is available upon request

The number of placements by Saint Mary for the prior three calendar years, and the percentage of those placements that remain intact, the percentage of placements that are disrupted or dissolved;

The number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis; based on date of the three prior calendar years;

The number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via the agency, if that information is known to Saint Mary.


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