I have always, since I was a teenager, wanted to adopt a child from a "third world" country, but once I actually did research on it I assumed it would be impossible for us as a queer couple. But I still want to do it! Plus, Jillian Micheals did it so I know it can be done! Has anyone looked into to, or actually been able to do it successfully? My partner volunteered at on orphanage in Africa for a while and some single women were able to adopt there, but it is a long process. I don't know that we would be willing/able to pretend to be straight, I think that is the only way to do it as far as I know. Anyway...has anyone done this/know of anyone who has? We are starting to think about kiddo #2 and I just want to explore all my options.
RStelle - My understanding is the same as yours -- that one of you might have to pretend to be a straight single woman for the purposes of the other country's adoption rules. Sorry I don't know more. But here's something I pasted from the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange:
If you are interested in learning more about either domestic infant or international adoptions, please contact the Adoption Community of New England, Inc. (ACONE) at (508) 366-6812. This non-profit organization offers events and programs throughout the year for all those touched by adoption, including an annual conference that takes place in Massachusetts every spring.
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