A Guide to International Adoption

Adoption by Shepherd Care is Hague-accredited and fully licensed to provide services to families adopting internationally. International adoption is a great option for many families.

Adoption by Shepherd Care is proud to have an established, ethically-sound adoption program for families from anywhere in the U.S. who would like to adopt from Jamaica.

Adoption by Shepherd Care can provide international home study services for a Florida family working with a Hague-accredited primary provider seeking to adopt from any country. Your primary service provider agency can be located anywhere in the U.S. Adoption by Shepherd Care will coordinate with your primary agency to conduct your international home study according to the laws and guidelines of the State of Florida, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the country from which you are seeking to adopt. We look forward to coming alongside you and helping you bring your little one home!

International Adoption from Jamaica

Adopting a child is a life-changing event. It is also a complex process with many steps. If you are interested in adopting a child from another country, there are a few additional things you need to know. The following is a guide to help you understand the process of international adoption as an American.

Jamaica Adoption Program

Welcome to Adoption by Shepherd Care’s Jamaica Program! As an agency, Adoption by Shepherd Care is committed to serving the children of Jamaica, and we are grateful for your interest in the lives of these children. We are here to walk with you through every step of the process, navigating completing the adoption requirements of both the U.S. and Jamaica. Click on the links below for detailed information on our Jamaica adoption program, including the process, eligibility, timelines, and fees.

To request an application or for more information, please call us or click on the button below to complete the inquiry form.

Jamaica Program Information

Adopting a child from another country is a life-changing event that comes with many challenges. However, it is also an incredibly rewarding experience. If you are considering adopting a child from another country, the above information will help get you started on the process. Remember to do your research and work with an accredited adoption service provider to ensure a smooth adoption process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of adoption varies depending on the type of adoption. For domestic adoptions, fee information is included in our information packet and discussed in more detail during the consultation meeting. Please call or fill out the contact form to request a packet today. For international adoptions, please call our office to discuss the fees associated with your specific case.

Families finance adoptions in many ways, including grants, loans, and fundraising.

For ASC’s domestic infant program, the average age of the adoptive parents must be 50 years or less with neither spouse younger than 25 or older than 52. For international adoptions, the age guidelines are determined by each individual country’s requirements.

For our domestic infant program, we accept a limited number of single applicants, on a case by case basis. For international adoptions, this is determined by individual country requirements.

For domestic adoptions, families residing in the U.S. should be U.S. citizens or may be permanent residents, on a case by case basis. For international adoptions, at least one spouse must be a U.S. citizen.