International adoption is the process of adopting a child from another country and becoming the legal parent or guardian of that adoptee.
For many hopeful parents who are unable to have children on their own, adoption is the best alternative. When adopting, there are two big choices: do you want to adopt domestically or adopt internationally?
Domestic and international adoption have comparable costs. Waiting times can be significantly less with domestic adoptions, but international (or intercountry) adoptions cases can be more rewarding emotionally. If you think you’re ready to start the international adoption process, know the following before you begin.