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New Member Introduction

Hi All,
  My name is Amber Bates and I’m a new member to this group.  My husband and I live on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and have adopted to children here.  I’m very excited to find this group- as of yet, I haven’t been able to connect with too many other families that have adopted while living overseas.  I look forward to hearing your stories and perspectives.
  Cheers, Amber


hi amber;  i know it’s a year since you posted that but i just saw it.  my husband and i are from the US but we live with our five-year-old son in Guadalajara, Mexico.  we adopted him from mexico when he was a baby.  i too would love to hear from other families that adopted while living overseas.

Posted by dragoncita on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:53pm

Hey both, so great to see this thread. My husband and I are working in the Middle-east. We are trying to adopt here, however we have not been able to find an agency that is accredited in the US to do our home study. How did you adopt while based outside the US. We live and work abroad, and only go to the US to visit our families, so not sure how we can do the home study. And we worry if we go ahead and adopt, the visa for our adoptive child to the US may take too long and we may not be able to bring the child back to the US until a home study is done in the US.

Any thoughts advise?

Posted by ymoor1980 on May 19, 2016 at 3:07am

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