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where everyone is at in the process

Hey I just wanted to see how everyone was doing in the process to adopt from Poland.  We don’t have many members so I figured we should update each other. 

Our update.  We are waiting for a referral.  All paperwork has been in Poland sense April.


We are adopting a girl from Poland.  Referral came in June but we are still waiting to travel.  Paperwork is in court but we are yet to get a date to meet our new daughter.

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03am

We will be traveling this month for our first trip and to have our court date.  Hope to return in March to get her visa and bring her home.  We are currently adopting a 2 year old girl with some special needs.  We have been working on this for two years and its been so much more difficult than anyone could have told us.  Best wishes to all!

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Jan 02, 2013 at 1:32am

We submitted all of the paperwork in July.  Just got a referral 3 weeks ago for a 7 year old boy.  Waiting on the English translation of the documents.

Posted by swiders on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:35pm

We are starting to look at this process- can anyone give us some “tips”? We are hoping to adopt a little girl, up to age 3.

Posted by HMY624 on Jan 01, 2014 at 5:13am

We have been home since March with our amazing 2 year old daughter.  She is so much more than we could have ever hoped for.  The process was uncertain and chaotic all the way until the flight to bring her home, but it was as if once home, everything else melted away and our family was made complete.  God certainly had a plan, it was just difficult to be patient during the wait.

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Jan 01, 2014 at 11:17am

For the family looking at this country, adoption is one of the most difficult and trying experiences of my life, but when I wake up to my daughter laughing or see her brothers take her by the hand, I know I would jump headfirst into the process all over again. 

Some will say that getting a girl without many needs is impossible, I know that we aren’t the only family who has brought home a daughter who is young and relatively healthy.  If an angency tells you it’s not possible, try another.  Also, be open to some minor needs.  It’s amazing what really matters and what doesn’t once you meet your child.

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Jan 01, 2014 at 11:22am

Jumpinbeanqueen- what agency did you use? We are running into some complications because we are US Citizens living in Canada so there are a limited number of agencies that can work with us. So far, only one agency that works with Poland has told us that they can “possibly” work with us. Others have said they aren’t seeing any kids under age 5 and since Poland respects birth order, we would have to wait a long time since our youngest is only about a year old… we really had our hearts set on Poland so I’m starting to get discouraged. :(

Posted by HMY624 on Jan 11, 2014 at 10:44am

We went through Children’s House International.  Poland is such a small program with only around 50 children coming home a year.  If you are willing to look at kids with special needs it may work, but a relatively healthy child is going to be quite a wait since Poland does respect birth order.  If you are not in a rush, I’d certainly keep pushing forward.  We did bring home our daughter at 2 and know.another family that brought their daughter home at 1 1/2 but both had minor needs and we did need to wait until our son was older so we could follow birth order.  I don’t want to discourage you, but want you to have facts when making your decision.  Best wishes.

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Jan 11, 2014 at 8:31pm

We are almost done with our homestudy. We are hoping to adopt a little girl. Our boys are 11 and 9 years old so a younger sister following birth order will already be age 7 or younger. We are moving to Poland in August and will continue our journey while living there. Our I-800A should be submitted by May or June we hope. Reading about special needs, a sibling group is already considered special needs too. It is interesting how some agencies prices can vary from $18,000-$50,000, how some say there are no children under 7, some say under the age of 5, it is amazing how there is differences there. I was told though, it is because it depends on where where the children are coming from…under Central Authority or one of the two other umbrellas. Some say it has been super easy to adopt from Poland and some say it has been difficult. I have heard of families that had a match within 3 months of submitting their dossier and some that waited over a year. In Poland they prefer to adopt to Catholic families first. It makes me wonder if those that are not Catholic wait longer. I am eager to learn more from others that are on the same journey with Poland.

Posted by FrauJen on Apr 01, 2014 at 5:29am

We adopted a sibling group quickly.  The wait was very short and we had the children home in under a year after submitting out documents.  Our children were a mixed group of boy/girl, one slightly older and two much younger.  The oldest child has been by far the healthiest and easiest to transition, in school, and in general.  He understands what happened, and he’s a wonderful child.  I can see the young man in him and while I can’t take credit for the majority of his upbringing yet, he makes me very proud quite regularly.

Posted by kentfan on May 10, 2014 at 5:35pm

Hello all, I am new to this group.  My husband and I would like to adopt a young child from Poland.  My husband grew up in Poland and emigrated to the United States when he was 19.  We are very involved in the Polish community in our city and would love to bring a Polish child into our home and our hearts.  It seems to me that not a lot of agencies in the US work with Poland.  I am looking for some recommendations and reviews on agencies that facilitate Polish adoptions.  We have preliminarily started to work with St Mary’s International Adoption Agency based out of North Carolina.  Has anyone worked with this agency? The social worker at St Mary’s has given us a couple of references but I thought I would seek other opinions and suggestions as well. I’m particularly interested in hearing from people with Polish ties or heritage that have adopted from Poland.

Thanks, Ginger

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Posted by Ginger K on Aug 02, 2014 at 12:15am
Posted by Ginger K on Aug 02, 2014 at 12:15am

We went through Children’s House International.  Being from Poland, it won’t be so scary going to an unknown country, but for us, we had no idea what to expect. My great grandparents came from Poland but I really knew nothing about the country. The in-country rep was AMAZING!  She walked us through each step and even drove us hours away to get a visa expedited.  When we ended up with an unexpected hospital visit, she stayed up with us the entire night to make sure everything went as it should.  We couldn’t have asked for anything more.  Our daughter had just turned two when we adopted her last year, so little ones are a possibility. By the way, we can’t wait to return to Poland.  Pultusk and Warsaw are now in our blood : )

Posted by jumpinbeanqueen on Aug 02, 2014 at 1:55am

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