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Adopolis will always operate with the highest ethical standards, which will include the following principles:

Adopolis will accept and work with clients without regard to race, religion, age, marital status or sexual orientation. We will however make it clear to all clients that their ability to adopt a child in another country is always subject to the laws and regulations of that country and we will not make promises to clients that are contrary to the laws and customs of the adoptive country. In serving as a primary provider, we will carry out our responsibilities consistent with U.S. accreditation standards and applicable laws of the foreign country./p>

Children adopted abroad must be found eligible to immigrate under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act in order to reside in the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has jurisdiction over certain aspects of the intercountry adoption process, including determining that prospective adoptive parents are suitable to adopt and that the child is eligible to immigrate to the United States under the legal defination of an orphan. In cases where the immigration petition is denied, even if the adoption is legally completed in the foreign country, consular officers will not be able to issue the child a visa to immigrate to the United States. Designation of a child as an orphan in a foreign country does not guarantee that the child will satisfy the legal definition of an orphan for immigration to the United States. Adopting a child in a foreign court before obtaining US Government approval carries the risk that your legally adopted child may be denied permission to immigrate to the United States.

Many foreign countries require post adoption reports to be filed for some period of time after the adoption is finalized or custody is obtained in the foreign country. Although your child will acquire US citizenship during the adoption process, most countries consider any person born in their country to be a citizen of their country for life, and their adoption authorities consider it their legitimate duty to monitor the progress and welfare of their citizens who are adopted abroad. Failure to file reports has in the past resulted in some countries closing their adoption process to foreigners. Your ability to adopt a child in another country is made possible by the fact that the families who have gone before you have complied with this requirement, and you have an obligation to the families who will come after you to do the same. Post adoption report requirements vary by country and Adopolis will provide specific information about requirements for your chosen country.

Adopolis will respect the privacy of adoptive families by safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us. We will maintain paperwork records as required by District of Columbia regulations, and will destroy unneeded papers and documents in a manner that protects the privacy of our clients.

Adopolis will support families after their children come home to enrich their parenting experience, and help your children learn about their country of origin as they grow up. We are not, and do not strive to be, the largest Primary Adoption Services Provider measured by number of adoptions. Our goal is to be the Primary Provider of choice for prospective adoptive parents by providing high quality, ethical adoption services and guiding our families through the complex challenges of intercountry adoption for successful outcomes.