The organization identifies an adoptive family for each child, and facilitates the placement process.
NA The organization only provides homestudy and post placement services.
The organization obtains valid documentation that the child is legally free for intercountry adoption prior to placement.
Documentation should verify that the child is an orphan and, that full informed and lawful consent has been obtained if a parent is living.
The organization informs families about rules pertaining to citizenship for their adopted child, and facilitates the processing of paperwork to ensure the child will be authorized to enter and reside permanently in the United States.
The organization makes reasonable efforts to obtain all available medical, developmental, and social information about the child and fully discloses all information to the prospective adoptive parents
Agencies must disclose to prospective adoptive parents if the information is complete or is an abstract. If abstracted, the name and credentials of the person who abstracted the information and the date is documented. When the information is not provided in English, a qualified translator is available directly or by referral to translate the information.
Prospective adoptive parents receive assistance in obtaining the services of a skilled consultant
to evaluate medical and developmental information included in the referral.
Parents are made aware that medical, developmental, and social information from some sending countries is sometimes incomplete or inaccurate, and receive consultation directly or by referral.
Prospective adoptive parents are given sufficient time, counseling, and support to consider a child’s referral.
Parents should be given no less than one week to make a decision about the referral, unless extenuating circumstances involving the child’s best interest require an expedited decision.