The Hague Adoption Convention enters into force
with respect to the United States on April 1, 2008. Effective
April 1, 2008, intercountry adoptions between the United States and
other Convention comply with the Hague Adoption Convention.
VIDA has adoption programs with the
initiated our first program
with Bulgaria over 10 years ago. Children placed through this program
are over the age of one year at time of assignment. Families
with no children are preferred.
- Taiwan is a unique program. VIDA and Gladney are working together to
identify families for infants, toddlers and older age children as well
as children with special needs. Please complete the background
information form, the Taiwan application, and one photo of you and your
- The China
foreign adoption program is
well coordinated. It is a model foreign service program for the United
States and many other countries.
- This program
prefers that one adoptive
parent be of Japanese heritage. However, families not meeting this
criteria may be considered for children of mixed Japanese heritage
available from the
Philippines are, generally, one year of age and older. Families are
encouraged to consider healthy male infants
Central / South America
Not at this time
emphasis is placed on the
children who are waiting over three years in foster care or a facility.
We work closely with Adopt US Kids, The Adoption Exchange and state and