PLEASE NOTE: Families adopting from CHINA or BURKINA FASO MUST use an COA/Hague accredited ageancy for their homestudy.
For international adoptions only, at least one parent must be a U. S. citizen. For families who live outside of the United States and are interested in our international adoption programs, click here for additional information.
The United States government, represented by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, requires that all families seeking to adopt a child from outside the U.S. meet the Poverty Guidelines. These are updated each year to reflect inflation. Here are the latest requirements.
AAI can only accept home studies completed by agencies with whom AAI has a signed Cooperating Agency Agreement. Please click here for a list of our current partner agencies. Your local agency must be on this list or be willing and able to become a partner agency.
Once we have received your application, we will review it and contact you regarding the next steps in the process.
Please allow us five business days before calling to ask if your application has been reviewed. That will help us be more efficient, ultimately saving time and money, keeping expenses minimized. Following this review, AAI will e-mail you regarding the next steps in your process, which include a $300, non-refundable, application fee. This fee will include a one year's subscription to Adoptive Family magazine, an on-line training program, and a four DVD and workbook training program.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-481-4775. For specific country/program questions, please see the CONTACT US section of this website where you will find the e-mail addresses of relevant staff persons. Thank you for your interest in adoption through Adoption Advocates International.