The babies in these photos have all happily
found their new adoptive parents. However, everyday
more of these precious little infants and toddlers come into
care. They too, deserve a loving family of their own.
No one can dispute that with the popularity of photo listing
waiting children on the Internet, many many children
that would have otherwise had little or no hope of a future,
now enjoy loving adoptive families!
foreign officials, however, refuse to allow their healthy,
young babies to be shown on the Internet. They feel that by
photo listing these little ones, some perspective parents
might be tempted to shop for a child.
adoptive parents desiring to adopt an infant or toddler should
apply with Angels Haven (specifying the age, sex, race
and health description you are open to). You will then complete
the documents required by the foreign country and once submitted,
a child, matching your description, will be referred.
Most Eastern European countries will supply a photo, medical/social
and a video of the child. You will be given the opportunity
to decide to take this child, or wait for another referral.
are currently waiting in Russia, Romania, Moldavia and Vietnam
with little or no wait for a referral. Beautiful babies are
available in China as well, but families may wait as long
as 9 months for a referral. Newborns coming from a foreign
country are typically going to be at least 6 to 12 months
old by the time they come home.
most important thing to consider is what age, sex, race, etc.
child you think you can best parent. Every program has
its pros and cons:
in Russia are always in an institutional setting,
and families should expect the developmental delays associated
with this. Additionally, the medical data from Russia
can appear very negative, even when the baby is nice and healthy.
Both parents are required to travel and be present for the
court hearing, but you will have an opportunity to see your
baby before the adoption takes place. The process in
Russia too, is quite fast.
Romania babies are typically in very small
private centers, or foster care. This service is a
little more expensive, but these babies do not usually suffer
from any of the issues related to an orphanage. Also,
the medical/social information is as accurate as it can be
(taking into account this is a third world country). Most
often, adoptive parents do not have to travel, and the child
may be escorted. Usually, the adoption takes place prior
to the adoptive parent seeing the child, so you will have
to rely on the information provided.
is still a new program for us and until we have a few children
come home, we are not familiar with all the ins and outs of
the procedure. One parent is required to travel and see the
child prior to the adoption taking place. You will have
the option of staying for about 3 weeks, or making a second
trip. We are being told however, that babies may be
as young as 2 or 3 months old. Moldavia too, has very
flexible age criteria of the adoptive parents.
desiring to adopt an infant from China
will have to wait longer for a referral for a healthy
baby but can expect to travel within a month or two after
accepting the child. Statistically, it would appear that there
is a very minimal risk of FAS issues, etc. in children from
Babies in Vietnam are currently waiting for
families. We receive very little information on these
children (a photo, name and birth date). Also, every
province in Vietnam has its own regulations and procedures,
which makes it difficult to give families a clear time frame.
Happily, these babies, like in China, are typically
nice healthy babes.
is very frustrating to us that there are so many babies who
need families, but because they cannot be photo listed, they
may wait. Nevertheless, it is a privilege for Americans
to be able to adopt from these countries and we must abide
by their desires. Please contact us! (909) 735-5400 or e-mail
will happily give you names and phone numbers of other families
who have adopted, and are willing to share their experiences,
this may also help you decide what country is best for your
we cannot show you waiting babies, we hope you will enjoy
these photos of some of the little ones who have come home.
We cant wait to see your family shown among them!
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