Adoption Agencies

Selecting an adoption agency is one of the most important decisions you will make during the adoption process.  Each agency is different.  Please take the time to shop around.  Inquire about:

  • Fees and costs
  • Homestudy procedure
  • Support provided before and after placement
  • How the agency handles any problems that come up during the process
  • Willingness to answer questions
  • Staff's level of patience or "bedside manner"
  • Support provided during China travel
  • Contacting former clients

There are many more questions than can be listed here.  Please take the time to do your research before making a final decision.

Beside each agency, we have listed the city and state location of their primary office.  Please note that many of the agencies have offices in several states and some are nationwide in their coverage.  You do not have to select an agency located in your home state.


More Information on Choosing an Agency:

FCC Guide - Families With Children from China (FCC) guide to choosing an adoption agency.  Lots of wisdom here.

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) - Part of the U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, NAIC provides information on all aspects of adoption.

Joint Council on International Children's Services    -  An organization of adoption agencies advocating ethical practice in international adoption.


Agencies With China and International Adoption Programs:

This list is provided as a starting point for prospective parents. 

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement.

AAC Adoption and Family Network, Berthould, CO

Adoptions Together, Baltimore, MD

America World Adoption, McLean, VA and Lexington, KY

Bethany Christian Services, Waukesha, WI

Carolina Adoption Services, Greensboro, NC

Children of the World, Fairhope, AL

Children's Home Society of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Children's Hope International, St. Louis, MO

CCAI - Chinese Children Adoption International, Englewood, CO

Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, Silver Spring, MD

Datz Foundation, Vienna, VA

Dillon International, Inc., Tulsa, OK

Dove Adoptions International, Portland, OR

Faith International Adoptions, Tacoma, WA

FTIA - Families Through International Adoption, Evansville, IN

The Family Network, Inc., Monterey, CA

The Gladney Center, Fort Worth, TX

GWCA - Great Wall China Adoption, Austin, TX

Heartsent International Adoptions, Orinda, CA

Helping Hand Adoption Agency, Lexington, KY

Holt International Children's Services, Eugene, OR

Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services, Teaneck, NJ

International Children's Alliance, Washington, DC

Journeys of the Heart, Hillsboro, OR or Glen Ellyn, IL

La Vida Adoption Agency, King of Prussia, PA

Life Adoption Services, Tustin, CA

Little Miracles International Adoption, Amarillo, TX

Maine Adoption Placement Service (MAPS), Portland, ME

New Beginnings Family & Children's Services, Largo, FL

New Life Adoption Agency, Syracuse, NY

The Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc., Thomasville, GA

The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Perkasie, PA

PLAN Loving Adoptions, McMinnville, OR

Rainbow House International, Belen, NM

Seedlings, Morristown, NJ

Thursday's Child, Bloomfield, CT

Villa Hope International Adoption, Birmingham, AL

WACAP - World Association for Children & Parents, Seattle, WA

West Sands Adoptions, Provo, UT

Wide Horizons for Children, Inc., Waltham, MA

World Child, Silver Spring, MD

Worldwide Adoption, Spartanburg, SC