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Yes. Each country has different guidelines. These change often enough that you should call one of our Adoption Consultants about the specifics of the program you are interested in. You may also check our countries area for current information.
All countries provide medical information on the child and a photograph. You will want to check our countries area for specifics.
Yes. EAC has placed several beautiful sets of twins, and wonderful sibling groups.
Referral time varies in each program. The paperwork completion and dossier submission is up to you. Once your paperwork is completed and submitted to our agency, we send it to the country you have selected. Depending on the country, the time frame from dossier submission to the first referral varies from a few months to a few years. Please check with your adoption consultant for current wait times. We keep you informed of the changes in each country’s requirements.
Prospective parents will see that there are agency fees, CIS, and in-country fees. The age of the child and the number of children being adopted affects fees. Come to one of our free educational seminars where fees for each specific country are discussed. You can also call us toll free at 800-533-0098
Again, it depends on the country and the current regulations. You will want to check our countries area for specifics.
Someone who knows English is with you in each country, every step of the way. This is part of the service provided through our agency.
EAC provides each couple or individual with several supportive services: a handbook prior to travel to tell you about packing, food, electrical outlets in the country, the hotels and the trains and in-country air travel. We have used our own experiences and continue to add information collected by our EAC families who are returning home weekly. The closer you get to traveling, the more information and support and direction you will be receiving.
It depends on the country. You will want to check the “country” area on our website for specifics.
It is not the same for every country or every child. Many children have been abandoned or have been formally relinquished.
Adoptions are finalized in each country in court or the process of a “Giving and Receiving Ceremony.” In countries where there is a “Giving and Receiving Ceremony,” ten-day waiting period as court applies. Once this period expires, there is no provision to challenge the rights of the adoptive parents.
Yes, in many countries where we provide services singles may adopt. You will want to check the “country” area on our website for specifics or call our offices for the most up-to-date information.
As a general guideline, if you are single, you must be at least 25 years of age (CIS requirements). For married couples, you must be 21 and older (CIS requirements). You will want to check our “country” area on our website for country requirements.
In each country this number varies. There are thousands waiting for loving parents. It is important to know that there are children of all ages, both boys and girls, available. The ages of the children vary in each country, yet there are infants, toddlers and young children available in all countries where EAC provides adoption services.