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Foreign Adoption Requirements

Posted by LaShon James-Major on March 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM



The one thing I like about being a notary is the variety. You meet a variety of clients and perform a variety of notarizations, no two days are the same.

At least a couple of times a year I have the privilege of helping couples with their international adoption paperwork. I've had experience with countries in Africa like Ethiopia, Haiti, South Korea, and India. Each countries' requirements are different but they each require a minimum of 10 different notarizations. From employment verification to health records to background checks they all require notarization. The international adoption process is a very involved, lengthy process. Once the documents are notarized they must be Apostilled or authenticated to verify the documents were legally notarized.

The U.S. Department of State website offers information on the eligibilty requirements  for foreign adoptions and what steps to take if the country is a member of the Hague Adoption Convention or not.

If you require a mobile notary in the greater Long Beach area for your intercountry adoption please contact The Document Diva @ 562-314-419.



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