We have compiled what we hope to be a helpful list of agencies that specialize in domestic adoption. DISCLAIMER: This list is in no way a comprehensive list of all the good adoption agencies in the US. There are plenty of great agencies out there that are not on our list and we kept it to the top 5 simply for the sake of providing parents with a concise list.
We made our selections based on our research of each agency’s reputation, efficiency, and reviews from adoptive parents. Each agency is COA & Hague approved. Best of luck to you and your family as you find the best fit for your needs!
1. Bethany Christian Services
- Offices in 37 states
- Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI
- Must sign a statement of faith
- Works in Hong Kong, South Korea, China, India, Cambodia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria,Ukraine, Guatemala, Brazil, Haiti, Colombia, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, and Zambia
2. Holt International
- Offices in OR, WA, CA, IO, NB, SD, AR, KS, MO, IL, NJ, PN
- Headquartered in Eugene, OR
- Works in China, Vietnam, Korea, India, Thailand, Philippines, Haiti, and Ethiopia
- Offices in NY, NJ, CT
- Headquartered in New York, NY
- Works in Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa
- Works will all types of families
4. Hopscotch Adoptions
- Headquartered in Highpoint, NC, but will work with families outside of their state
- Works in Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Serbia, and Ukraine
- Works with all types of families
5. All God’s Children International
- Offices in OR, WA, MI, OH, but will work with families outside those states who have a cooperating home study
- Headquartered in WA
- Must sign a statement of faith
- Works in Bulgaria, Colombia, Burundi, Haiti, China, and Philippines
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