How International Adoption Works
If you are reading this, it is likely that you are one of the tens of thousands of U.S. citizens who are seriously thinking about adopting a child from a different country. Undoubtedly, you realize that international adoption is challenging, but understanding the process makes it significantly easier.
The first thing that you need to understand is that the laws governing international adoption procedures are those of both the United States and the country where you are considering adopting a child. There are basically one of two processes that you will have to follow in order to adopt a child. These are the Hague Convention process and the non-Hague Convention process.