Relative & Identified Child Adoptions
When a child becomes an orphan in a foreign country, and is related to the applicant, it is considered a Relative Adoptions, also known as a Kinship Adoption. Applicants must have proof of the child's orphan status (either termination of rights of biological parents prepared by the court in that country, or death certificates of biological parents). These identified kinship adoptions may be possible, but there are many factors involved. If either birth parent is alive, the child is not considered an orphan. USCIS and the Hague Convention are very strict that the child meets the definition of an orphan (poverty itself is not the only determining factor).
Identified Adoptions (You know the identity of the child you want to adopt):
In Identified adoptions, USCIS and the Hague Convention are very strict and will want to know how that child became known to you.
For each case, adoptive applicants will need a Hague Accredited Primary Provider in the USA:
Bal Jagat has several partnerships with agencies that may be able to serve as the Primary Provider and Bal Jagat- Children's World Inc. can complete that adoption through partnership.
Families are strongly recommended to call USCIS- 1877-424-8374 and discuss the case with the USCIS Officer to see if the adoption is possible.
* Note: If the child is 16 years old, the adoption is not possible. These are USCIS standards and not the policy of Bal Jagat- Children's World inc.
Please check the US State Department's website for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/Intercountry-Adoption-Country-Information.html
Please contact us for a personal Orientation appointment to learn more. Bring the documentation you have and we will discuss the process with you.
"Adoption is a gift of life." Hemlata Momaya, MSW, Executive Director
2016 Congressional "Angels in Adoption" Award Recipient