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La Vida International, Malvern PA

  • Agency Name
  • La Vida International
  • Agency Location
  • 101 Lindenwood Drive, Suite 225
    Malvern, PA 19355
  • Contact Phone
  • (610) 688-8008
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  • Services Offered
  • Community Outreach & Education; Full Service Document Processing; Document Certification; Home Study; Support During Wait; Child Placement; Travel Preparation and Planning; Legal Services; Post Placement Visitation; Support After Adoption
  • Description
  • La Vida, (Spanish for "the life"), is a non-profit, non-sectarian, private adoption agency. We have been licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1988. The agency was founded by adoptive parents who have personally shared the pain of infertility and the joys of adoption and adoptive parents continue to direct the agency’s services. We work in partnership each year with hundreds of families, both couples and singles, to achieve each of their dreams of building a family.
  • Adoption Process
  • A. Complete La Vida's application. B. Complete a home study. C. La Vida will provide you with the appropriate form & guidance for applying to the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Complete and forward it to La Vida. We will review it and submit it to the USCIS along with your completed home study and the USCIS fee. We will be seeking a provisional approval for adoption indicating you have met federal requirements for the completion of an international adoption. D. Complete a "dossier" E. Wait for referral of a child. After your dossier is submitted and while it is being translated, reviewed, and eventually approved, you will wait for a child to be assigned to you. The time frame for this varies depending upon the country program. In cases where an applicant is adopting a "waiting" child, this period of time will be significantly shortened, if not eliminated entirely. Please see the country program pages of our web site for information about current estimated waiting times for each specific international adoption program. F. Review and acceptance of a child referral. G. Submit the child's legal documentation to the USCIS for child specific approval. In the case of China, Colombia and South Africa, an application (Form I-800), the child's documents, a report from the country's central adoption authority and documents prepared by La Vida will be submitted to the National Benefits Center. The office will examine the child's paperwork and make a determination that the child meets all federal eligibility requirements for intercountry adoption and that parents have complied with all requirements leading up to the anticipated adoption. Upon review and approval of the documentation, a provisional approval for adoption of a specific child(ren) will be granted. H. Travel to the country to receive the child and, in most cases, complete the adoption.I. Obtain an immigrant visa for the child and return home to the United States. J. Complete post
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