Intercountry adoption is the process by which you: Adopt a child from a different country than your own through permanent legal means; and Bring that child to your home country to live with you permanently. Through intercountry adoption, the legal transfer of parental rights from birth parent(s) to another parent(s) takes place. Over the last decade, U.S. families have adopted on average approximately 20,000 children from foreign nations each year.
Intercountry Adoption, Office of Children's Issues, US Department of State
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