We understand that the adoption process can be an overwhelming and confusing one. We hope to alleviate as much confusion as possible. Below is an outline of the main steps in the international adoption process through Amazing Grace Adoptions.
- Call the AGA office to request a preliminary application packet.
- Once the packet is returned, an approval committee reviews each application.
- If approved, a pre-placement assessment (also called a home study) packet will be sent. The home study process is guided by the state of North Carolina’s requirements for paperwork and interviews as well as any specifications for the country in which you are adopting from. The home study packet will include documents such as medical forms, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record checks, health insurance verification, and financial information. Once all documentation has been received by AGA, a social worker contacts the family to begin the interview process. Three meetings are required.
- Once the home study has been completed and approved, it is valid for 18 months by NC law. AGA will be in contact with your placing agency to ensure that the home study meets USCIS and adopting country’s approval. AGA will submit copies of the home study to the placing agency.
Requirements for Families
- Be married for at least three years.
- Be Christians and in agreement with AGA Statement of Faith.