How To Adopt Internationally?

How To Ethically Adopt a Child From Another Country?

Your first step in adopting internationally is to contact a Hague accredited adoption service provider.  You may require the services of several agencies in the adoption process, including a local agency to conduct your home study and a Primary Provider – the agency specializing in adoptions from the country you intend to adopt a child from.  Your Primary Provider must be accredited under the Hague Convention on intercountry adoptions.

Refer to the list of ALL ACCREDITED ADOPTION SERVICES PROVIDERS to select an appropriate agency.

If you know what country you would like to adopt from, you can refer to the list of ADOPTION SERVICE PROVIDERS BY COUNTRY.

We have also provided you with a list of LICENSED ADOPTION AGENCIES BY STATE to assist you in selecting an agency to perform your home study.

These agencies are not accredited but are well-qualified to provide you with the required local home study services.   We have listed those adoption service providers who support the goals and efforts of SAVE ADOPTIONS in bold italics.

In addition, we have provided you with information on what to do if it becomes necessary to change adoption service providers.

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All Accredited Adoption Agencies by State

List last updated 04.23.18.

Italics means that the agency’s main location is in that state.

Normal text means that both adoption services and home study services are provided by the agency in that state

* Means that the agency only provides home studies in the state (not a Primary Provider). 

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Alabama:

Agape of Central Alabama*

Children of the World, Inc.

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Bethany Christian Services

 

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Alaska:

Agape Adoptions

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Arizona:

Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Inc.*

Building Arizona Families

International Child Foundation

Premier Adoption Agency, Inc.

 

 

 

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Arkansas:

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Dillon International, Inc.

The Alliance for Children

 

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California

Across the World Adoptions

Adopt International

Bal Jagat – Children’s World Inc

Bay Area Adoption Services

Heartsent Adoptions

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Family Connections Christian Adoptions

International Christian Adoptions

Chrysalis House, Inc.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Dillon International, Inc. 

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Colorado:

A Family in Bloom Adoption

A.A.C. Adoption & Family Network, Inc

A Love Beyond Borders, LLC

Angeldance International

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International)

Hand in Hand International Adoptions

Hope’s Promise*

International Adoption Net

Lutheran Family Services of Colorado (dba Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains)*

Bethany Christian Services

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Wyoming Children’s Society

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Connecticut

Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.

Bethany Christian Services

The Alliance for Children

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc (Family Directions)

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc.

 

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Delaware:

Madison Adoption Associates

Adoption Resource Center, dba Adoption ARC

Bethany Christian Services

 

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District of Columbia

Adopolis, Inc.

Adoptions Together, Inc.*

Bethany Christian Services

Cradle of Hope Adoption Center

The Barker Adoption Foundation

The Datz Foundation* 

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Florida:

ACF Adoptions*

Heart of Adoptions Alliance

Joshua Tree Adoptions

Adoption by Shepherd Care

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Living Hope Adoption Agency

New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services of New York

The Alliance for Children

Living Hope Adoption Agency

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International)

Children’s House International

Great Wall China Adoptions / Children of All Nations

Hand in Hand International Adoptions

Nightlight Christian Adoptions 

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Georgia

Steffas & Associates, P.C.

Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc.

Bethany Christian Services

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International)

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Small World, Inc.

America World Adoption Association 

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Hawaii

Hawaii International Child Placement & Family Services

Adopt International 

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Illinois

Illini Christian Ministries, Inc.*

Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS)*

Family Core (Counseling & Family Services)*

Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center

Lutheran Child and Families Services of Illinois (Lifelink International Adoption)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

The Cradle Society*

Bethany Christian Services

Gateway Woods Family Serv.*

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Madison Adoption Associates

America World Adoption Association 

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Indiana

Gateway Woods Family Serv.*

KidsFirst International Adoption, Inc.

All Blessings International Inc.

All God’s Children

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Hand in Hand International Adoptions

 

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Iowa

Children and Families of Iowa*

Hillcrest Family Services*

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

New Horizons Adoption Agency, Inc.

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

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Kansas

Adoption & Beyond, Inc.*

Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc.*

Dillon International, Inc.

TFI Family Services, Inc.*

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. 

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Kentucky

Adopt! Inc.*

Adoption Assistance, Inc.*

All Blessings International Inc.

Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville*

Promise Kids A Future

All God’s Children

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International)

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions 

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Louisiana

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge*

Children’s House International 

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Maine

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers*

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Maryland

Cradle of Hope Adoption Center

Creative Adoptions, Inc

Global Adoption Services, Inc.

The Barker Adoption Foundation

Adoptions Together, Inc.*

The Datz Foundation*

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota 

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Massachusetts

Child Adoption Associates, Inc.

China Adoption with Love, Inc.

The Alliance for Children

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc.

Bethany Christian Services

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Michigan

Adoption Associates, Inc

Americans for International Aid and Adoption

Bethany Christian Services

Christian Family Services*

Families Through Adoption, Inc.*

Hands Across the Water

All God’s Children

Family & Community Services, Inc. 

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Minnesota

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota

Evolve Adoption and Family Services

New Horizons Adoption Agency, Inc.

International Adoption Services, Inc. (IAS)*

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services 

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Mississippi

New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services

Bethany Christian Services

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. 

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Missouri

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri*

Adoption & Beyond, Inc.*

All Blessings International Inc.

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc.*

Dillon International, Inc.

Small World, Inc. 

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Montana

The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach 

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Nebraska

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc. 

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Nevada

Premier Adoption Agency, Inc.

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New Hampshire

New Hope Christian Services, Inc. (dba New Hope For Children)

Bethany Christian Services

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc. 

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New Jersey

Golden Cradle Adoptions Services, Inc.*

Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services (HAPS)

Adoption Resource Center, dba Adoption ARC

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Living Hope Adoption Agency

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Madison Adoption Associates

Spence-Chapin Services to Family and Children

The Alliance for Children

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New Mexico

Joyful World Ministries, Inc.

La Familia, Inc.* 

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New York

Jewish Family Service of Rochester*

New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services of New York

Family Connections, Inc.

Family Focus Adoption Services*

Forever Families Through Adoption

Spence-Chapin Services to Family and Children

Open Seas Adoption Services, Inc.*

Catholic Family Center*

The Lutheran Society of New York

WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc.

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services (HAPS)

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.

Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.

The Alliance for Children

The Gladney Center for Adoption 

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North Carolina

Adoption Matters, Inc.*

Carolina Adoption Services

Christian Adoption Services

Family Services Inc.*

Frank Adoption Center

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.

Saint Mary International Adoption

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

International Christian Adoptions

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services 

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North Dakota

Catholic Charities North Dakota* 

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Ohio

Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau*

Family & Community Services, Inc.

All God’s Children

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

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Oklahoma

Lilyfield, Inc.*

Dillon International, Inc.

America World Adoption Association

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

The Gladney Center for Adoption

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Oregon

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Kidspire

Agape Adoptions (dba Americans Adopting Orphans)

All God’s Children

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services 

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Pennsylvania

Adoption Related Services, Inc.

Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County*

Living Hope Adoption Agency

Families United Network, Inc.*

World Links Association, Inc.

Adoption Resource Center, dba Adoption ARC

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Living Hope Adoption Agency

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

Madison Adoption Associates

New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services of New York

The Alliance for Children 

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Rhode Island

Bethany Christian Services

The Alliance for Children

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc. 

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South Carolina

James Fletcher Thompson, LLC

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Carolina Adoption Services

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Christian Adoption Services 

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South Dakota

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City, South Dakota*

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

New Horizons Adoption Agency, Inc.

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Tennessee

Miriam’s Promise*

Small World, Inc.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

The Center for Family Development (Heaven Sent Children Adoption)*

New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services

Adoption Assistance, Inc.*

All Blessings International Inc.

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Holston United Methodist Home for Children

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. 

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Texas

Great Wall China Adoptions / Children of All Nations

Hope International Adoption

Little Miracles International, Inc.

Providence Place*

Lutheran Social Services of the South (Upbring)

The Gladney Center for Adoption

All God’s Children

America World Adoption Association

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International)

Children’s House International

The Alliance for Children

Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions 

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Utah

Wasatch International Adoptions

Children’s House International

Premier Adoption Agency, Inc. 

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Vermont

Bethany Christian Services

Wide Horizons For Children, Inc. 

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Virginia

ABC Adoption Services, Inc.*

Forever Families Adoptions Services, Inc.*

Catholic Charities Pregnancy and Adoption Support

America World Adoption Association

The Datz Foundation*

Adoptions Together, Inc.*

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota

Cradle of Hope Adoption Center

The Barker Adoption Foundation

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Washington

Agape Adoptions (dba Americans Adopting Orphans)

All God’s Children

Children’s House International

WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)

Holt International Children’s Services, Inc.

America World Adoption Association

America World Adoption Association

Bethany Christian Services 

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West Virginia

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia*

Bethany Christian Services 

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Wisconsin

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc.*

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Samaritas)

Evolve Adoption and Family Services

Hillcrest Family Services*

Bethany Christian Services

WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) 

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Wyoming

Wyoming Children’s Society

Bethany Christian Services

CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International) 

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