Adopting a Child As a Military Family Living Overseas

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If you're living overseas and considering adopting a child, you may want to know how your location will affect the adoption process. Adoption will be more complicated when living overseas, but there are agencies and support groups to guide you through it. Many military families in the same situation successfully adopt every year. If the timing's right for you to grow your family, living overseas won't be a barrier to adoption. Taking time to research the process and finding support and encouragement from other adopting families can help prepare you for the experience. Some basic things to keep in mind as you get started are:

  • How to choose an agency
  • What's needed from you through the home study process
  • Details about the naturalization process for your child
  • Differences between domestic and international adoptions

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