A Family in Bloom Adoption can act as the Primary Provider for adoptions from Morocco. This is a pilot program, initially for select families that of a high likelihood of success to their current or past connection with the country of Morocco.
The target group is families that are:
- Dual-citizen Moroccan-Americans,
- Americans living abroad in Morocco,
- Americans that have adopted from Morocco previously.
It is intended as a relatively lower cost adoption from Morocco for families that are willing and able to navigate comfortably in the country by virtue of familiarity with language, culture and an independent nature. This is to say that it is not a full-service program with an in-country representative, escort and/or/liaison, other than the foreign attorney who will fill some of those services when necessary. Our adoptive families will work directly with our Foreign Provider Attorney(s) and the US Embassy in the final stage of their adoption process.
“Life in common among people who love each other
is the ideal of happiness.”
— George Sand, 1856
There are multiple children’s homes that can be the source of a match and placement of the adoptive children from Morocco. Having a child outside of marriage, poverty and sometimes abandonment are the main reasons children are placed for adoption in Morocco. Often these are voluntary relinquishments by a known birthmother. Frequently the point at which the relinquishment or abandonment occurs in the children’s lives is shortly after birth/infancy or as toddlers. For this reason, many of the children available for adoption are in the younger age range, 0 to 3 years of age, at the time of their match with adoptive parents.
Family should expect have at least two (2) trips to Morocco in the course of their adoption process, although occasionally can be more dependent on the city in Morocco where the orphanage and courts are based.
The US side of the process follows a traditional course of home study approval and US Immigration Notice of Approval (I-600 A). The next phase of the adoption occurs in Morocco with the dossier submission, legal representation and eventual matching with a Moroccan child for adoption. Children come home from Morocco in a guardianship arrangement with the adoptive parents after going to the kafala court process abroad. The I-600 Petition for a child’s visa can be filed at the US Embassy in Morocco, generally with quick processing times.
Post-placement foreign country requirements can vary, for none for dual citizens to five reports over two years for others.
Please contact us to learn more about our international adoption services.