Illinois International Adoption Assistance

Adopting Overseas with Knowledgeable Adoption Attorneys

Individuals and families may wish to expand their family with children located outside of the United States for a variety of reasons. While international adoption provides one method to legally adopt a child born in a different country, the varying restrictions and requirements can make the process difficult to navigate.

To ensure no stones are left unturned, individuals looking to adopt internationally should speak with an experienced adoption attorney. Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C.’s team of trusted family law attorneys have the depth of experience necessary to finalize an international adoption in Illinois.

What is International Adoption?

International adoption refers to the process in which prospective adoptive parents permanently and legally adopt a child born outside the United States. Licensed agencies typically assist in international adoptions, generally requiring that the adoptive parents:

  1. Travel to the child’s origin country to finalize the adoption
  2. Transport their child to their new home in the United States

After returning to Illinois, the adoptive parents may also choose to undergo an additional adoption process.

Each country determines its own regulations and eligibility for adoption from its country. To ensure your individualized questions are thoroughly explained it is important to have team you can trust by your side.

Schedule a consultation with our experienced law attorneys or call our offices at (312) 565-4100 today.

How to Qualify for International Adoption

In Illinois, individuals eligible to become adoptive parents must be over the age of 21. Financial stability will also be considered as a factor of eligibility.

To qualify for international adoption, prospective individuals and families must:

  • Complete a background check
  • Participate in the Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System
  • Consent to home studies, interviews and post-placement visits

Due to the substantial commitment of adopting a child in the United States and the country-specific regulations, it is important to feel confident during each step of the process.

At Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C., our team of Chicago international adoption attorneys understand the significant life-changes that come with adoption. Our personalized approach assures that we are committed to providing the best interests for every family