Every adoption involves a journey of the heart. It should not be taken lightly because it involves a lifetime commitment to another human being. Thousands of children are separated each year from their natural parents and family. Through no fault of their own, and perhaps through no fault of their natural parents, they are abandoned and institutionalized. Thankfully, the governments like Panama have seen fit to make these children available for adoption worldwide and to give them the opportunity to belong to loving families that will cherish them and give them the opportunities that they otherwise might never experience. This joining of children and responsible, caring parents is what Faith International Adoptions is all about. The agency has been accredited by the Central Adoption Authority in Panama, Secretaria Nacional de la Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia, to facilitate adoptions.
Panama is a small country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Columbia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City. Spanish is the official and most common language throughout Panama. The Spanish spoken in Panama is known as Panamanian Spanish. Many Panamanian citizens speak English and Spanish. Native languages are also spoken throughout the country, generally within native grounds.
Panama is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (also known as Hague Convention). Inter-country adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Inter-country Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Panama.
Secretaria Nacional de la Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (SENNIAF) may consider an application for inter-country adoption as an alternative means of childcare, if a child cannot be placed in a foster or adoptive family in Panama or cannot, in any suitable matter, be cared for in Panama. Inter-country adoption may take place only if the competent authorities in Panama have determined that the placement of the child within Panama has been given due consideration and that an inter-county adoption is in the child’s best interests. SENNIAF is the only agency to provide adoption services.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews. COA invites the public to provide comment on inter-country adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. Click here to provide comment about services of Faith International Adoptions.
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