The Adoption Process

Once you are ready to start your international adoption journey, click on Get Started Today link. After completing the brief information sheet included in the adoption packet, the process will include:

  • Returning the information sheet back to Gladney
  • Attending either a group or private orientation

After the orientation, you will complete your adoption paperwork:

  • Gladney Application
  • Pathways Training (if adopting a child 2 or older)
  • Adoption Home Study
  • Dossier

Once you receive approval and your dossier is submitted in the country you are adopting from, families will receive a referral.

While each country's time frame and travel process differs, every story ends with a "happily ever after" when you meet your child for the first time.

To learn more about adopting from Gladney's International Adoption Programs, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 1-800-INT-ADOP.





Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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