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Choosing a country? How about Dominican Republic?

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There are so many things to consider when choosing a country to adopt from! Much of your decision is based on your personal & emotional connections with a specific country. Other things to consider are: what children are actually available for adoption in that country? What are the travel/stay requirements? Are there reasons you would not be considered able to adopt from that country? Is your age, religion, marital staus, or other children in the home a barrier? It is always a good idea to research the country you are interested in, using online resources and by connecting with others who have already adopted from that country. A good place to start is the U.S. Department of State - Intercountry Adoption website.


HATW's International Adoption programs continue to expand and find families for many children! Our Dominican Republic program is very stable with children coming home every year for the past 6 years. Families enjoy the time they get to spend with their child in Dominican Republic. Most families bring their current children with them for the visit! They stay in Santo Domingo and enjoy experiencing the culture and people. The children being adopted are anywhere from 9 months to teenagers. Many of our families are bringing home children under 3 years old who are healthy. The government in Dominican Republic is very stable and Dominican Republic is a party to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Their adoptions are Hague compliant. The US Embassy in Santo Domingo is easy to work with also. We're very pleased to be working with the staff in Dominican and helping children find their forever families! Please contact our office for more information on D.R. and the other countries we are working with!

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