The USA program is open to families in British Columbia and CHOICES may be able to assist families from other provinces. Please contact the CHOICES office for more information.
There are no specific restrictions on adoptive parents who wish to adopt from the US, the program is open to single applicants, same sex and heterosexual couples.
The USA program is offered in partnership with a number of facilitators, as noted below.
Canada and the USA have both signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) which protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad.
Adoptive parents are advised to contact each facilitator agency, to determine if they meet their requirements. It is also important to know that in the US program, birth parents choose the adoptive family and they can have their own ideas of the family they would like to parent their child.
The children available for adoption from the US come from many ethnic backgrounds. These backgrounds include: African American, Native American, Latin American, Caucasian , Asian American, and children of mixed ethnicity.
The children are new born infants at the time of adoption.
Once an application is received and the home study is approved, CHOICES will assist in completing your paperwork and preparing the dossier for the US. In collaboration with our facilitators, we will guide and assist you through all phases of the adoption process while ensuring all requirements are met both in Canada and in the US. More information on the adoption process can be found here.
Some adoptions from the US are finalized in British Columbia after placement, while others are completed in the US before or after placement. This is based on the facilitator and the State where the child is born. CHOICES and the chosen facilitator will guide adoptive parents through the finalization process.