|Prospective and Adoptive Parents
You will need to compile a variety of documents for the home study and the document dossier for the foreign court. The required documents usually include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Birth certificates of both prospective adoptive parents
- Marriage license, and, if applicable, divorce decrees or death certificates from previous marriages
- A letter from a physician confirming the prospective parents' good health
- Financial statements, including tax returns, statements of assets and liabilities, and letters from your bank describing your accounts
- Letters from your employer(s) confirming position, salary, and length of employment
- Letters of recommendation from friends and associates
- Police records
- Child abuse clearance
- Psychological evaluations.
Most agencies ask that you have these documents signed and notarized and provide multiple copies. In addition, some countries will require authenticated translations of the documents.
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