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, (AKA 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. The child must meet 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:
1. Even if the child is adopted in the foreign country.
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. Share 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
Let me start this review by saying that this company is run by a mother/daughter combo that truly believes in what they're doing. Their first and foremost goal is to help children. This becomes apparent when you talk to them about the pictures on their walls. They're not simply placed there to get your attention. They remember the children's names, love to be kept up to date on their lives, and love when they receive new pictures of them. In fact, they need a bigger place to fit all the pictures of children that they've managed to help provide a better life. Bal Jagat is an agency that is top notch because they realize that it's the children that matter."- Carlos G.
"The minute you walk into their office, you can tell that the staff at Bal Jagat have been doing great things for a long, long time! The walls are covered with photo frames of smiling children who have now found loving homes and you can feel the love and dedication that has made many family's dreams a reality. I highly recommend Bal Jagat to any couple considering adoption."- Mark C.
"I have had the opportunity to meet and work with Mausami and Hemlata Momaya who have been dedicated to helping find loving homes for children all over the world. As a Kiwanis Service Club member, our mission is to support non-profits who exemplify helping improve the lives of children in our community and the world. Bal Jagat agency is an exceptional, professional adoption service that is giving children a chance for a better life and Kiwanis has helped to provide funding to support their program."- Pat (Kiwanis Long Beach Member)
"I have known Hemlata and Mausami for over 14 years. I have never met kinder, more compassionate women. They are both truly dedicated to assisting children to find wonderful loving homes. I highly recommend Bal Jagat to anyone who wants to adopt or is looking for accurate, honest information about how to adopt."- Lena - Community Member
"Amazing Agency that treats everyone as family and goes the extra mile to produce the BEST service available!! Their smiles and attention to detail is not to be outdone. Can't imagine a Adoption Agency that could compare !!!"- Doug B. - Community Member