May 8, 2017

Many countries require adoptive parents to provide information regarding the progress and welfare of children after they join their new families through submission of post-adoption reports.

The specific requirements vary from country to country and are sometimes quite detailed and may extend until adopted children turn 18 (or even older in […]

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Reinstate Hague Accreditation

On January 30, 2015 By

The Council of Accreditation (COA) has received and satisfied with the evidence of corrective action from Faith International Adoptions. Pursuant to 22 CFR Part 96.78, COA decided to reinstate the Hague Accreditation for Faith International Adoptions effective January 30, 2015.

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Hague Adverse Action

On January 3, 2015 By

The Council on Accreditation (COA) has temporarily suspended the Hague Accreditation of Faith International Adoptions (FIA) for a period of two weeks, starting on January 6, 2015 pending implementation of corrective action which has been implemented to the satisfaction of COA.

On January 6, 2015, the Council on Accreditation (COA) suspended the accreditation of Faith […]

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Moon Festival in Tacoma

On September 27, 2012 By

Dear families,

If you are close to the Tacoma, WA neighbor hood, check out the Moon Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park.

The Moon Festival is a popular Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou Dynasty. At the Festival, there will […]

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Important Information to safeguard the health of your child, during early medical exams in the U.S.

The risk for lead exposure is higher in many countries from which children are adopted than in the United States. Sources of lead exposure vary by country. Concern exists about children adopted from overseas who have been exposed in […]

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Faith staff recently traveled to Ghana and were able to visit with many of the orphanages and with the Regional Directors of the Department of Social Welfare. For several years now, we have enjoyed a cooperative working relationship with the Department of Social Welfare. The children were joyful and […]

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The U.S. immigrant visa application fees have changed as of April 13, 2012. The fee for Immediate Relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-600 or I-800 petition) decreased from $404 to $230. Adoptive parents submit the visa application and fee to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in foreign country […]

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Join Joint Council for a guided discussion on the impact adoption has on identity formation. A panel of adult adoptees will share personal stories from their childhood and teenage years, reflecting back on how adoption factored into their identity formation. Lead by Dr. Gina Samuels, a researcher, educator and adopted person, the panel will give […]

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PROGRAM UPDATE: The Ghana program definitely continues to progress well but it is still in the “pilot program” stage.  By that we mean that we continue to experience new events in the various regions of Ghana.   It appears that while most regions follow the same procedures, each region has its own particularities.  That […]

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It is almost 3 months since India started accepting new applications on 1/20/2012. We have finally had some movements in the new process with the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), and I want to provide an update on our program.

 With the introduction of CARINGS, all new families must be registered in this […]

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