Working with an ASP

  • Working with an Adoption Service Provider

Working with an Adoption Service Provider:

Prospective adoptive parents pursuing an intercountry adoption must work with an accredited or approved adoption service provider. Finding one to help you through the complexities of adopting abroad is the first critical step to complete an intercountry adoption. 

Finding a provider that you feel comfortable with, shares your values, and has a work style that suits you can make the process less burdensome.

Here are some questions to keep in mind:

  • How well did the adoption service provider communicate with the family about their case?
  • Was the provider helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to share information?
  • Did the adoption service provider provide enough pre-adoption training and preparation so that the family knew what to expect and how to deal with the adoption proceeding abroad and with caring for the child after adoption?