|Hague Accredited Intercountry Adoption Provider by the US Department of State and Council on Accreditation. (See the list of accredited agencies).
Licensed Homestudy Provider & Adoption Placement Agency in Oregon.
Orphans Overseas has completed more than 800 domestic and intercountry adoption placements since 1993.
China is currently open to intercountry adoption. The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) is responsible for evaluating adoption applications for American families and matching referrals of orphan children who are waiting to be matched into an adoptive home. The timeline that prospective adoptive families should expect is approximately 6 years from application to child placement.
Domestic adoption opportunities are primarily available to those families whose profiles are selected by a single birth mother who is seeking to place her child into the home of an adoptive parent. Many of these adoption placements are open or semi-open adoptions - where the birth parent and adoptive parents and child will continue to have contact and interaction. Closed adoptions - where there is no ongoing contact - occur when the placing birth parent feels that this is best for she and her child. Families who would be interested in finding out whether you would be eligible for a domestic adoption can submit your email address box above, or contact us via phone or email.
Vietnam is currently closed to intercountry adoption placements for American adoptive families. The timeline for when adoption could re-open is not known. To read the latest updates on Vietnam adoption from the US Department of State, click here.
For nearly 20 years Orphans Overseas has played a role in matching orphaned children with adoptive parents. Our first adoptions took place in Romania in the early 1990s when the atrocities of poor care towards children in Romanian orphanages began to enter the public spotlight. We later added programs in Russia, United States, Vietnam, China, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
Today, adoption placement continues to be a part of our work. As our experience has grown and our fundraising capacities have increased, so, too, has our ability to work directly within communities with many impoverished families, abandoned babies, single parents, and children with developmental special needs. These efforts contribute towards the Orphans Overseas philosophy of Parent, Protect, Prevent
For those children who have lost both of their parents through death, desertion, abandonment, or court termination of parental rights, Orphans Overseas seeks to place these children in permanent adoptive homes; first with the biological family, then within their own culture, and lastly through intercountry adoption. A loving stable environment is our goal for each child, and there will always be extenuating circumstances where a child cannot grow up in his or her own family and will benefit from adoption.