International Adoption Services

Global Adoption Services, Inc. is Hague AccreditedWe are a fully Hague Accredited Christian 501(c)3 nonprofit agency dedicated to the goal that every child has the right to live in a caring and nurturing environment that will stimulate his or her intellectual, physical and spiritual growth. Every child is entitled to a safe birth that will bond the family together. We seek to help with domestic and international adoptions for couples or singles over the age of 25.

Global Adoption Services, Inc. is Hague accredited and offers full home study and post-placement services for families in the state of Maryland. The home studies are valid for both domestic and international adoption.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at: http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/

"Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute: You didn't grow under my heart but in it."

Humanitarian Outreach Programs in Haiti

As a direct result of a humanitarian trip to Shelter of Hope Mission in Desarmes, Haiti in 2013 and 2014, members of Global Adoption Services were so moved by the plight of children in Haiti that we decided to develop a tuition program to help a few of them attend school.  Tuition is $30 per month for the 9 month school year and the first year sponsors were found for 5 children to attend school.  Last year we were blessed with sponsors for 20 children, but not all the sponsors will continue for the 2015/2016 school year, and we have a goal of sponsoring 30 children annually.  We have created a Go Fund Me site to help us achieve this goal. 

In the summer of 2015 one of our students was hospitalized due to malnutrition.  Thanks to a generous donation from a local church member we developed a breakfast program to provide at least 1 nutritious meal a day 5 days a week.  For 50¢ a day per student and the minimum wage of $5 a day for the cook we were able to feed all of our students for the summer but in order to continue we need your help.  We have combined this with our school tuition program on our Go Fund Me site to improve our students ability to learn by feeding them breakfast each morning.  Just $2.50 will feed a child for a week.  Please consider becoming a sponsor by contacting the office directly here or donating funds to the program.  For every $270 raised another child will go to school and $96.75 will feed them breakfast for an entire year.  Every dollar raised brings us closer and no amount is too small.

The children we sponsor live near the Shelter of Hope Mission.  Some live at home with parents or relatives who struggle to provide the basics.  Others are functionally homeless and may or may not be able to stay overnight with a family willing to let them sleep there.  Our third program is to develop a Children’s Center that can provide residential services to 20-25 children and community based support and activities to other children in the area.  This is an ambitious goal but we are optimistic that we can reach it.  We have developed a second Go Fund Me site to help us reach this goal.  Please donate here to support this worthy cause

How We Began

Adopted Chinese girlGlobal Adoption Services brings substantial expertise and experience to serve your adoption needs.

The agency grew out of humanitarian relief work began in 1992 as a medical exchange / humanitarian relief project with Global Maternal Child Health Association, Inc. in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

During the first two years, over $2,000,000 in humanitarian aid was shipped to Russian maternity and children's hospitals. Dozens of American doctors, nurses and midwives had the opportunity to work and teach in Russian hospitals. This also gave Global great insight into the needs of children in the orphanages across Russia.

After seeing the plight of orphaned children, we began facilitating international adoptions. Our travels led to the far reaches of Siberia, down to the middle Asian republics, and throughout the heartland of Russia and more recently into Bulgaria, Poland and Ukraine. The story was the same--hundreds of thousands of children warehoused in orphanages without the hope of a family of their own.

Now Global Adoption Services is doing what it can to solve this problem and give these children loving parents and a home. We have bilingual team members in the countries we serve, and the majority are either legally or medically trained. The program also includes humanitarian relief programs with the orphanages in Eastern Europe as well as our humanitarian projects in Haiti.

Adopted Russian girl from VladimirAdopted Russian boys from Perm 2005 "A hundred years from now...
it will not matter what my bank account was,
what sort of house I lived in,
or what kind of car I drove,
but the world may be different...
because I was important in the life of a child."