Adopt from United States of America
US is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (Hague Convention Adoption).
US’s Central Authority: https://www.state.gov/index.htm
Age of applicants:
Up to 55 years old.
Married couples or single females.
Post Placement Reports:
Each state in US requires post placement reports. Number of required reports depends on the legislation of each State.
Newborns (generally of mixed race).
After your home study is approved we will assist you in choosing a US adoption agency and with the dossier preparation. Working with the US adoption agency and the BC Central Authority (BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)) we will guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all legal requirements are met for both Canada and US.
Advocates for Children and Families – Florida www.adoptionflorida.org
Forever Families through Adoption – New York www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org
Heartsent Adoptions – California www.heartsent.org
Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. - Florida www.heartofadoptionsalliance.com
Law Offices of Michael S. Goldstein – New York www.AdoptGold.com
BC’s Central Authority:
BC MCFD - http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/;
It is important that you contact the Federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) early in the process to initiate your application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/.
For more information about adopting from the US, contact Andrea (ext. 4003) or Gurjyot (ext. 4034) at 604.736.7613.
Our International Experience
Family Services of Greater Vancouver's Adoption Agency has experience with both Hague and non-Hague counties. Some of the countries we have worked with for international adoptions are listed below.