Getting the Apostille You Need for Adoption

Adopting a child is one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences you can go through. With all of the paperwork and red tape, however, it can also be one of the most stressful and overwhelming. This is especially true if you are planning on adopting a child from a foreign country. In this situation, you need to not only fill out all of the necessary paperwork and get them approved within this country, but also get those papers legalized for the country of origin of your future child.

Apostille and legalization  can seem incredibly confusing and even discouraging, but we are here to tell you that it is not only possible to get this paperwork handled within the timeframe the agency gives you, but that we are here to make sure it is done as smoothly and quickly as possible. As soon as you start thinking about adopting a child from a foreign country you should determine the documents which need to be presented and if that country is an Apostille country. Not all countries require or accept this form of legalization for documents. It is only countries that participated in the Hague Convention that use this form of legalization to verify the legitimacy of the documents and their preparation. No matter what country the documents need to be presented in, we will handle the certification for you.

As an Apostille service in Washington, D.C. makes the Apostille process simpler and faster so you can focus on other aspects of the adoption process. Some of the documents we can help you get and authenticate include:

  • Apostille background check
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Home study
  • Reference letters

With our help you do not need to take the time to not only get all of the paperwork and fill it out, but to go from agency to agency trying to find the appropriate Apostille. Instead, let us handle your Federal or State Department Apostille from start to finish, ensuring your documents are properly handled, get the Apostille stamp they need, and are returned to you well within the time frame necessary to keep your adoption moving forward.

If you are in the midst of adopting a child from a foreign country or are even considering this beautiful and rewarding way of growing your family, do not hesitate to call us 1-800-893-5807 to assist in the preparation of required documents. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you determine if the country you are considering as the country of origin for your future child is part of the Hague Convention, thereby requiring Apostille to legitimize the documentation, or if you need other forms of legalization in order for them to accept them. We can walk you through the entire process so you can feel more confident heading into this experience and ready to take on each step.

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