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.
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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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Azerbaijan Suspends Adoptions, June 14, 2004

On May 5, The Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan informed the U.S. Embassy in Baku that it has put a temporary hold on adoptions pending the results of an ongoing investigation. We do not know when the investigation will be complete. Although the Embassy will continue to press Azerbaijani officials for a swift resolution to the investigation, we cannot predict when the suspension will be lifted. We do not know if referral of orphans will resume immediately once the investigation is over. This site will be updated when more information becomes available.

Carolina Hope Adoption Agency will be able to begin dossier's again soon, or finish those started for a minimal fee. Our fee for Azerbaijan will then be $12,500 when the program opens again.

The Embassy remains intensely engaged with the Government of Azerbaijan about international adoption. Embassy officials have urged the Deputy Foreign Minister, Adoption Commission Officials, the Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Justice, and members of Parliament for a swift resolution of all pending cases, stressing that delays are not in the best interests of children and their waiting families. Adoptive families who have accepted a referral of an Azerbaijani orphan are asked to contact the Office of Children's Issues at

The Parliament in Azerbaijan has also recently approved the Hague Convention on International Adoption. We do not know yet what steps the Azerbaijani Government will take to implement the Convention. The Embassy has urged Azerbaijani officials to resume/continue adoption processing for those families which are already partway through the adoption process, and not to allow institutional changes to delay these cases. This site will be updated as new information about the suspension and possible new adoption requirements for Azerbaijan becomes available. This program is now suspended and when it resumes children two years old and older will be available.

Fee changes for CIS

The following fee changes for CIS are effective as of May 1, 2004

I 600 A or I 600 $460 to $525
Fingerprints from $50 to $70
I 824 (change of country form) from $140 to $195
N 600 (Certificate of Citizenship) $185 to $240 (Note: There is a reduction in fees for adopted citizens; check CIS website for the exact fee.)

Any forms postmarked after April 30, 2004 will be returned.

Carolina Hope is moving its offices

Carolina Hope offices have moved to:

819 East North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Fax - 864.370.0036

"Carolina Hope Russian Program"

Carolina Hope is very excited about our new Russian program. This program is a well-established program with a 10-year track record that operates out of St. Petersburg. The process moves very quickly and young babies are available. There has been no better time to adopt from this program as there are many babies and children available for adoption right now. Because of the availability of children, this keeps the process moving very quickly.

Once you are dossier ready, and your dossier has been sent to St. Petersburg, you can travel in a matter of weeks to meet your child. Your first trip is very brief and only one parent must travel. You and your spouse, if married, then travel back to St. Petersburg in about 3-6 weeks to adopt your child. This trip lasts a little longer as you must also obtain your child's visa in Moscow..

The children, overall, have been very healthy. Also, each of the children must be examined at a Western clinic during your first trip.

For more information about this exciting program, please contact us.

BCIS (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services) Information


"Immigration now comes under the Department of Homeland Security"

Immigration and Naturalization Services has transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security. As of March 1, 2002, adoptions fall into the Bureau of Citizenship and International Services (BCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security. Forms, and documents issued by the INS are still valid and will continue to be accept by BCIS and other agencies. The BCIS offices will remain at existing INS locations. If you want to download a form the new website is

The creation of this new bureau, which specializes in immigration benefits, is to improve the quality of services. The BCIS will consist of 15,000 employees and contractors.

At present it appears that checks can be made to either INS or BCIS.

"Fingerprinting and BCIS (former INS) "

On February 14, 2002, all BCIS offices were told that the rule that fingerprints are valid for only 15 months will now go into effect. This is not a new law; the law will merely be enforced. This means you will need to be fingerprinted again if your fingerprints are more than 15 months old at the time you receive your child's-even if your I 171 H (INS approval) has not expired. The official word is that this will go into effect on May 31, 2002.

Please note the following: 1. If you are in the adoption process, determine when your fingerprints were taken. If you your fingerprints will be more than 15 months old by May 31, 2003, and you will be obtaining your child's visa after that date, then you will need to make arrangements to get fingerprinted at your INS (BCIS) office.

You should contact your home study agency to determine what is proper procedure at your INS (BCIS) office.

2. If you have not had your fingerprints taken yet and are just beginning the process, have your fingerprints taken at about the same time that your home study is submitted to INS (BCIS). You do not want your fingerprints expiring well before your approval from INS (BCIS) runs out. Usually it takes only a couple of weeks for the results of your fingerprints to actually be submitted to your INS (BCIS) office.

3. If you are involved in an adoption that takes more than six to nine months to complete (e.g., China), plan on having your fingerprints taken again.

4. Be prepared to pay the fee for fingerprints to be taken again ( $50 per person) just as when they were first taken.

"Write BCIS office 60 days before your fingerprints expire"

A BCIS office has recommended to us that families write to their BCIS office 60 days before the fingerprints are to expire, so that there is plenty of time for the office to receive and respond to their request and send them an appointment card. If you have your fingerprints taken at a "main" BCIS office and not a satellite office, the fingerprints results are usually available within 48 hours. If fingerprints are taken at a satellite office, the process could take longer.

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LINKS TO BCIS (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services) WEBSITE

BCIS Overview of resources, materials and immigration benefits

BCIS Advance Processing at a Glance "How To"

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