The UAA – What You Need to Know

Policies, rules and regulations governing adoption are always evolving and changing. Read today’s blog post to learn more about an important act that impacts international adoption. The Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) is now in effect. Accreditation (and the oversight that goes along with it) is critical to help prevent unethical and dishonest international adoption practices. As of July 14th, the UAA amends and revises the Department of State’s regulation found at … Read More

What will we do in Hungary for 40 days?

Yes, the trip to Hungary to complete your adoption is about 40 days long. The first week you are visiting with your child daily, then your child will come to stay with you for the next approximately 30 days. This time is meant for you to start to get to know one another, and for the rest of the adoption paperwork to make it’s way through the proper channels so that you can finalize your … Read More

Online Photo Listing of Waiting Children

Social media and the Internet have changed the face of adoption. To help wade through the enormous amount of information (and misinformation) out there on adoption, Adoption STAR has authored an E-Book and published an article on this topic. Today, we clarify and offer helpful links and advice to legitimate adoption opportunities on the web. * No children whose photos appear on the Adoption STAR or on any Adoption STAR printed literature are available for … Read More

Just In: Filipino People To Celebrate Adoption

In the news this week, the Philippines is raising adoption awareness. The Republic of the Philippines has dedicated this week (Feb 4-10 actually) as “Adoption Consciousness Week.” The Department of Social Welfare and Development hopes to bring much needed attention to orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children in the country who are in need of permanent families. The philosophy is that everyone benefits in an adoption. For more information on adoption in the Philippines visit: Intercountry … Read More

Voices from Ohio: Theresa Chumley on Special Needs Adoption

TONIGHT, Adoption STAR is hosting its Annual Shining STAR Gala Event. You may also get your invitation here: Shining STAR Gala Event Invitation and you are welcomed to pay at the door. We hope you will join us to celebrate Special Needs Adoption. In theme with tonight’s festivities today’s blog post is on parenting children with special needs. We interviewed adoptive mom Theresa Chumley about her son Adam who arrived into their family from Beiging. … Read More