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International Adoption

A Global Issue

Thousands of children all over the world are growing up without a family of their own. These children, who often live in institutionalized care, are all waiting for a permanent, loving family to care for them and provide them with the support they need in life.

EVOLVE is passionate about international adoption and the long-standing relationships we’ve established with countries all over the world. We work hard to ensure each international adoption is carried out both ethically and with empathy.

The Countries We Work With

Over the years, EVOLVE has established and maintained relationships with a few countries around the world. The programs we have in these countries have grown over many years of hard work, commitment, and understanding. We currently work with:

Colombia
Philippines
Thailand

*This list is not exhaustive

Our Collaborators

Along with our direct programs, we have established strong relationships with other internationally-focused agencies here in the United States that allow us to work with even more countries around the world. Here are the other agencies we work with*:

  • Across the World Adoption
  • All Blessings International
  • All God’s Children
  • Chinese Children Adoption International
  • Creative Adoptions
  • Gladney Center for Adoption
  • Nightlight Christian Adoptions
  • Hand in Hand Adoptions
  • Holt International Children’s Services
  • Homestudies and Placement Services
  • MLJ Adoption
  • World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP)

*This list is not exhaustive

The Countries – Here are the countries we connect with through these collaborating agencies:

  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Peru
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

This list is not exhaustive of all countries open to international adoption. If you are interested in adoption from a country not listed, please contact us. You may also learn more about international adoption from the Department of State website: adoption.state.gov

Ethical Practices in Place

In March of 1994, The United States signed an international treaty created by The Hague Convention. This treaty was created to ensure that international adoptions are in the best interest of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children. The Convention generally requires that agencies and persons be accredited or approved to provide adoption services for international adoptions when both countries involved are parties to the Convention.

EVOLVE is proud to be a Hague accredited agency, meaning we meet the standards of this treaty and pledge to work with international agencies who are also accredited by Hague. EVOLVE is committed to working with Hague accredited international agencies that place children transparently and ethically.

The Process, Timeline, and Application Requirements

Due to the unique laws, procedures, and governing entities in each country, it is difficult to give generalized timelines, program processes, or personal requirements for the various countries. In order to have a more accurate idea of what to expect when adopting an international child from a specific country, contact us.

To learn more about our International Programs, sign up for a General Adoption Information Meeting.

To Apply For This Program

Fill out an application by clicking the button below. Note: For families located in Minnesota, please review the document, titled “Completing an Adoption in MN” before applying. For all other questions, Contact Us.

Information on the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

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