What Is The Adoption Dossier?

What is an Adoption Dossier?

Different countries will have different “dossier requirements”.  The simplest way to put it is to say that these are the supporting documents to your home study.  So for example, the social worker will run background checks.  They’ll give you a medical form that you’ll take to your doctor.  These background checks and the medical form will become a part of your dossier.   Different countries have different requirements for each of these forms.  Once you begin the adoption process through a specific country and a specific agency, it is that agency’s job to guide you through the home study process and help you put together your dossier consistent with the foreign country’s requirements.

If you are adopting through a Hague Country, the dossier documents will require a certification called an Apostille

If you’d like to learn more, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.  We’ll gladly give you more details and address your specific questions.

The dossier is a bit different when you are a US citizens residing abroad.  To read more about this, please click here.

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Succes Stories

Learning about the process by seeing how different families went through each step can be a good learning experience for future adoptive parents.  We've shared several stories, each with real timelines, and steps, as they happened in real life to real families.

Christian and Sandra's Story

Finished adoption in 27 months.

Monica and Manny's Story

Finished adoption in 25 months

Jeremy and Jessica's Story

Finished adoption in 20 months

Stacy and Sam's Story

Finished adoption in 18.5 months

Lori's Story

Finished adoption in 18 Months

Ana' Story

Finished adoption in 20 months.

Paul and April's Story

Finished adoption in 28 months

Mike and Megan's Story

Finished adoption in 30 months

Daniel and Alexandra's Story

Finished adoption in 36 months

Gabe and Jessica's

Adopted 2 Year Old

Continue Your Research

We are humbled to have over 23 years of experience with BulgarianPolish and Serbian international adoption. We also help parents adopt children with special needs such as Down Syndrome.  Continue to learn about the process and your options by checking the links below.  If you have any questions, we offer a FREE, No-Obligation Consult.  The consult is a great place to start your research.

Text us or call us with any questions.  704 527 7673.

NC licensed adoption agency with 24 years of international adoption experience.