• China Waiting Children: Special Needs Spotlight on Dwarfism

    Let me tell you a little about Leo. I recently came across Leo’s file when I was searching China’s shared list of children available for adoption. My specific search was for “limb differences” because we have several families who are hoping to adopt children with this need. When I saw Leo’s picture, I wanted to […]

  • Looking Towards the Future for Chinese Adoptions

    More changes were announced this week for the China adoption program. Just two weeks ago, agencies and families learned that the CCCWA placed tighter restrictions on adoptive families, including limiting the number of children in the home and requiring the youngest child in the home to be at least three years old before proceeding with […]

  • Updated China Adoption Requirements

    Recently China updated their adoption regulations concerning international families who desire to adopt. There are new qualifications to consider if you are interested in adopting from this program. Some of these have been in place for some time, and are now being reinforced. We are seeing an increase in denials of adoption applications with the […]

  • International Adoption Net’s China Adoptive Families Picnic 2017

    On June 24, 2017, International Adoption Net hosted a picnic in Dublin, Ohio to connect China adoptive families. We were delighted to host over 150 people for our event! This gave 35 families the chance to reunite with families they met on previous adoption trips. Our picnic also gave everyone the opportunity to meet new […]

  • The Importance of the Post Adoption Report

    At least when the adoption is done, I won’t have any more paperwork! Wait…there’s more???!!! By the time adoptive parents are granted legal custody of their child, they have completed pages and pages—and what seems like books—of paperwork. Contracts, medicals, financial statements, letters of intent, employment documents, picture pages, THE HOMESTUDY, and so, so, so […]

  • Transfer of EACI India and China adoption cases to IAN

    As many of you know, EACI adoption agency lost it’s Hague status in December of 2016. As a result they had to move all their programs to other agencies. IAN was identified to take on India and China Cases. We have spent the last month or more working to make this transfer as smooth a […]

  • Little Zi waiting for her forever family!

    For those of us who are lucky enough to have a loving Father, we know the feeling of love and protection. Little Zi knows this love…and misses it. In all my years of working as an international adoption specialist, I have heard and seen a multitude of children’s stories—some sadder than others. Yet in all […]

  • Important Adoption Announcement

    Important Adoption Update!! ast month we were informed by the State Department that they would be enacting yet another round of heavy regulations for international adoptions. We were given only 42 days to process and respond to these new laws that will forever effect all adoption programs. The adoption world is still coming to grasps […]

  • Introducing sweet “Matthew”, waiting for his forever family!

    “Matthew” is an adorable, HAPPY little boy who happens to have extra lower body parts due to having an incomplete conjoined twin. He has underwent surgery for some of the physical ramifications of this conjoined twin, but he still other malformations that the doctors decided were too dangerous to perform surgery on at the time […]

  • India Waiting Kids: Special Need Spotlight on Ambiguous genitalia

    This Blog post is written by one of our Adoption Coordinators, Angela. As an experienced international adoption specialist for 11 years, I’ve seen a variety of medical conditions with children available for adoption with various international programs. However, a recent agency change has opened my eyes to a country I had always been interested in, […]