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Adopting a child is one of the most life-changing decisions you will ever make. As one of the nation’s leading child welfare and adoption agencies, we have helped place close to 13,000 children from nearly 60 countries with permanent, loving families and donated more than $15 million in international aid to children in need. WHFC was also one of the first agencies to receive Hague accreditation as a national adoption services provider.

WHFC works with trusted partners around the world, and offers long-standing adoption programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the US. We also help place children through our parent-initiated program, which allows families working with another child placement agency or personal contact to use our services.

WHFC Adoption Programs:

Burundi | China | Colombia | Ethiopia | South Korea | Philippines | United States


We work with families in all 50 states. Every state requires adoptive families to complete a home study with a licensed social worker as part of the adoption process. Families must also complete post-placement requirements after their child arrives home. These requirements vary by state and the child’s country of birth.

WHFC is licensed to offer home study and post-placement services in 7 states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and many counties in New York. Most families living in these states work with us for these services. Families living in all other states work with one of our partner agencies to complete their home study and post-placement requirements.


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For a complete overview of all our programs, services and fees, download our comprehensive adoption information packet. We also encourage you to participate in our adoption information meetings and events.

We encourage prospective adoptive parents to exercise due diligence when selecting an adoption agency. For more information on Hague Universal accreditation, best practices, international travel, substantiated complaints and other important notices and alerts, visit the US Department of State and the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Per Hague accreditation requirements, WHFC tracks the number of applications, children placed, disrupted adoptions and adoptions that have been dissolved for the last three years. To access this information, send an online request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval,
invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:


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