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Sometimes called the “Paper Baby”, your adoption dossier contains all the important documents and paperwork that will be sent to the country where the child you will adopt resides. Adoption involves a lot of preparation. Before you decide on preparing your dossier paperwork, you need to make a checklist of what’s important.
A dossier is a complete collection of relevant documents and information needed to process an international adoption. The information provided in this document will be used to verify your qualifications to adopt and your identity. Your adoption agency will guide you, translate, and review all documents before they are sent to the sending-country where your child resides.
The exact documents, which must all be original, needed for your dossier will depend upon the country that you’re adopting from. Your adoption agency will specify all relevant documents needed. The list of documents below will very likely all be needed as part of your dossier:
We highly recommend that each family gather 3 original copies of each document. A set will be sent to your child’s sending-country, a set should travel with you when you adopt, and an additional set to keep at home as a back-up should anything be lost during the process of authentication.
While compiling your documents, there are a few things to remember.
It’s always best to contact your adoption service provider to provide you a checklist of everything you need.
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