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Baby's Grasp

international adoption

International Adoption Consulting


Our International Consulting Services includes consulting services for families pursuing an international adoption. We offer the consulting and adoption support services detailed below. We would be honored to assist you in your adoption journey.


  • Adoption Education, Support and Guidance – We advise and support you throughout the entire adoption process, guiding you every step of the way.

  • Choosing a Country and International Agency – The first step in international adoption is to choose a country program where your family fits the foreign country’s requirements. Once that is done, we can help guide you on choosing an ethical and experienced agency.

  • Home Study Guidance and Agency Referral – We will educate you about the home study process and the paperwork needed so you know what to expect.

  • USCIS Guidance and Review – Each family must obtain permission from Citizenship and Immigration to bring a child into the U.S. from another country. We help you understand and navigate the requirements and forms.

  • Dossier Guidance and Review – Most countries require families to submit a set of legal documents about their family called a dossier. We provide information to assist you in gathering and processing your dossier and we offer a service to review your dossier for errors before it is processed through the expensive required steps.

  • Referral Guidance – We will guide you on questions to ask and getting the child’s information reviewed by a doctor familiar with international adoption. We will also help you understand some of the issues common to children from an orphanage setting including development delays, bonding and attachment.

  • Financial Education – Our financial packet includes information on the Federal Tax Credit, Dependency Exemption, Pending Adoption Tax ID number, Grants (Contact information including: Organization Name, Phone #, Web Address, Application Information), Adoption Fundraisers & Creative Financing, Adoption Support Organizations, and Employer Benefits and Adoption Loans.

  • Explanation of Adoption Costs – We explain typical agency fee breakdowns and average adoption costs.

  • Travel Advice and Tips – Our travel advice and tips include information on preparing for an international trip, traveling with your child, questions to ask your child’s caregivers, and a packing list for you and your child.

  • Finalization/Re-finalization consulting and guidance – We inform you on the tremendous importance of finalization/re-finalization, finalization fees, and attorney referrals.

  • Post Placement – We provide tips and information for when you return home with your child, guidance on post placement, and information regarding citizenship for your child.


Want to get started using our International Adoption Consulting services? Please email us and we'll gladly get you our information packet and application.

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