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Domestic adoption possible?

Hello! I was wondering if anyone knew of any U.S. domestic agencies that would work with us ... we are both U.S. citizens and are going to be living in Montreal, Canada for the next two years for my husband’s job (we are not military or government employees.) We’d prefer to do a domestic adoption, I already contacted a few agencies in New York and Vermont and both said no. Any information would be greatly appreciated!


Did you try some international agencies? I know some agencies place newborns internationally (I believe the USA is the only country that sends kids out and receives them in for adoption)  and many go to Canada but the issue might be you are US citizens. Confusing,

Posted by Regina on Feb 13, 2018 at 2:31am

The problem with adopting domestically while you are living abroad is that most birthmothers want some degree of openness in adoption, and won’t agree to placement of their children outside the country, even with Americans.

My suggestion is that you wait two yeas, come back to the U.S., and then adopt domestically.


Posted by sak9645 on Feb 13, 2018 at 2:58am

It is possible for Americans to adopt from some foreign countries if they live in those countries or certain other countries, but it is not easy.  It would be quicker and easier for them to wait till tey return and adopt domestically.


Posted by sak9645 on Feb 13, 2018 at 3:00am

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