The Carolina Hope Adoption Agency provides services for parents considering international adoption.










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Specializing in International Adoption, infants are available from many countries, as well as special needs adoption
An agency committed to serving orphans and families through the love of God.
Independent adoption and private adoptions resulting in placement of children in christian loving, supportive homes

International adoption from Azerbaijan.
A child can be assigned as young as six months old, These beautiful babies and children are well fed and well cared for.
International adoption from Brazil
These beautiful babies are in foster homes getting individual attention before adoption. Children from about three months old to 12 years old are available.
International adoption from Cambodia. 
In Cambodia the adoption process moves very quickly, and in about six months you can bring home your child. Babies are at least four months old when placed with a family.
International adoption from China.
In general, the children are in good health and primarily girls over the age of six months.
International adoption from Guatemala
Newborn infants are regularly available for adoption. Infant birth history is often available.
International adoption from Kazakhstan
Children six months and older can be placed for adoption. The children can vary in coloring and ethnic make-up.
International adoption from Lithuania
Lithuanian adoption is especially appealing to those who want to adopt a sibling group, fees are substantially  reduced and the wait is short.
International adoption from Nepal
Children from 50 orphanages, in different parts of Nepal who are given the children a good education, shelter, food and good care.
International adoption from Romania.
Toddlers and babies as young as six months can also be adopted. 
Photos/videotape and health report of a child are sent to adoptive parents .
International adoption from Russia.
Russia has 500,000 orphans, many of whom are available for adoption. 
Babies as young as two months may be assigned to adoptive parents.
International adoption from Ukrania.
In general babies and toddlers are available. 
Generally, the children are very fair in coloring.
International adoption from Vietnam.
Mostly very young infants are assigned to families.
The adoption process in Vietnam is very smooth and well-established.
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CAROLINA HOPE also conducts home studies for those adoptive parents seeking children domestically or internationally.
International Adoption, Contact Carolina Hope Christian Adoption Agency for programs in 
Azerbaijan 
Brazil 
Cambodia 
China 
Guatemala 
Kazakhstan 
Lithuania 
Nepal 
Romania 
Russia 
Ukraine 
Vietnam
Helpful Links to International Adoption Information. 
We help by providing prospective adoptive parents information throughout 
the entire adoption process.
CAROLINA HOPE Christian Adoption Agency is prepared to help adoptive parents 
through all the steps of international adoption. 
Our goal is to make your adoption a successful and meaningful experience.


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CHINA ADOPTION CHINA ADOPTION

-Who can adopt?
-What children are available?
-Are the children healthy?
-How do I adopt from China?
-When will a child be assigned to me?
-When do I travel?
-What does an adoption cost?
-What is the Process?




CHINA ADOPTION


Carolina Hope has new China Adoption Coordinator



Kim Breuer, the China Coordinator, is a mom to 9 children, including 6 children adopted from China, South Korea and Hong Kong and has worked in international adoption professionally for more than 5 years and has been an adoptive parent for more than 7 years. She holds an MLA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

She can be contacted at kim@carolinahopeadoption.org, or you may call her between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Central Time at 701 839-6708.

GOOD NEWS FROM CHINA

Carolina Hope is pleased to announce the lifting of the quota of the number of families that can adopt each year. You must be between 30 and 50 years old. It is estimated that the time from dossier arrival in China to the referral of a child will now be one year. Also, the fees are very reasonable, and, in most instances, you can expect to spend about $15,000 -$17,000 for the total adoption, including travel expenses, Immigration and Naturalization Service fees and your home study costs.

Also children with special needs are available. Usually the wait for these children is about five months after INS approval. Each family will be pre-approved by the China authorities before they begin the process of adopting a specific child with special needs.

This is a well-established program, through our long-term partner organization. Our families have been very pleased with this program that operates extremely smoothly.

As the placing agency, Carolina Hope assists you with preparing your dossier, authenticating your documents, and, if you are a resident of South Carolina, conducting your home study. Please contact us for further information.

Who can adopt?
In April 1999 China changed its law regarding international adoptions. Now those 30 years and older can adopt a Chinese child even if they have other children.

Although China permits singles to adopt, Carolina Hope is not accepting applications from singles at this time due to quotas.

Preference is given to families without children and who are under 40 years old. In general, those with more than three children cannot adopt from China.

What children are available?
Primarily girls over the age of six months old are available; at the time of adoption, the girls are usually between nine and 15 months old. Boys are also available, but waiting for a boy can take longer. The boys are generally a little older than the girls when placed. Twins are very rarely available for adoption. At present, the Chinese authorities are reluctant to allow a family to adopt two children at one time.

Are the children healthy?
China Adoption In general, the children are in good health because there is little or no incidence of prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol or to sexually transmitted diseases. Because the babies are well cared for in a loving environment, attachment disorders are rare.

How do I adopt from China?
There are various steps that must be taken to complete any international adoption. You must have a home study done, receive approval from BCIS (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services), and complete a dossier as required by the China Center of Adoption Affairs. These steps can be worked on simultaneously. Keep a file of all documents and always have a copy of any document. CAROLINA HOPE Christian Adoption Agency sends your paperwork out for you to the proper Embassy or consulate.

When will a child be assigned to me?
China Adoption About 12 -15 months after all of your paperwork has been at the China Center of Adoption Affairs, a child will be assigned to you. This means that you will be given a small picture (about one inch by two inches) and a medical report of a child.

When do I travel?
After all paperwork from the province is received by the China Center of Adoption Affairs, then a document granting you permission to travel is issued and sent to the adoption agency. You usually travel in about 30-60 days after your child is assigned to you.

Unlike some agencies, you do not travel in a large group; therefore, you do not have to wait until many other adoptive families are also ready to travel.
Small groups assure personal attention and efficient meetings with authorities in China.

When you arrive in China, an English-speaking representative will meet you. China Adoption Your child is brought to your hotel in the provincial capital city. You are accompanied by your English speaking, adoption experienced interpreter-guide at all times for meetings with officials and orphanage representatives. As needed and if possible, you may visit the town of the orphanage where your child was receiving care.

Only one parent needs to travel to China, and your stay is about one week. You may have to stay as long as 10 days if one of the consulates is closed due to American or Chinese holiday.

What does an adoption cost?
The adoption fee is $10,500 including the BCIS (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services) fee and the authentication of documents.

What is the Process?

A. Complete home study and I 600 A Form and receive BCIS (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services) approval.
B. Gather documents for your dossier and submit them to CAROLINA HOPE Christian Adoption Agency for certification and authentication.
C. Your dossier is sent to the China Center for Adoption Affairs.
D. Wait about twelve months for an assignment of a child.
E. Travel to China to attend your child's adoption in the orphanage province.
F. Travel to Guangzhou, China to the US Embassy to receive your child's visa.
G. Bring your daughter home to the United States!


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