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Wide Horizons for Children, Inc., Waltham MA

  • Agency Name
  • Wide Horizons for Children, Inc.
  • Agency Location
  • 375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400
    Waltham, MA 02451
  • Contact Phone
  • (781) 894-5330
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  • Services Offered
  • International Adoptions; Adoptions From The US
  • Description
  • Wide Horizons For Children is dedicated to the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide. To accomplish our mission, we: Strengthen families to improve their ability to care for their children; Improve outcomes for children living outside of parental care; Place children with loving, adoptive families; Support birth parents, adoptive parents and children throughout their lives
  • Adoption Process
  • International Adoptions Process: Complete and submit the WHFC Registration Form with the registration fee. If you have adopted with us before, return the form only (the registration fee is waived); Once we receive your registration, we will send application materials. After you submit the documents needed to begin and the required fee, we will contact you to discuss the pre-adoption education requirements, home study and program selection process; All applicants must complete more than10 hours of pre-adoption education classes. Topics include short and long-term adjustment, acceptance of your child by family and the community, and medical and legal concerns. All states also require families to complete a home study with a licensed social worker. The goal is to learn more about you, discuss the adoption choices open to your family and exchange ideas and concerns about parenting. Your home study will take a few months to complete, and you will be asked to gather supporting documents, including a criminal background check. We will also provide detailed information on the country or countries you are interested in adopting from and the paperwork requirements. You will have the opportunity to speak with our program coordinators and families who have adopted from these countries about their experiences.; A completed I-600A or I-800A form will need to be submitted to USCIS as soon as you receive written instructions from WHFC. Forms are available from a USCIS office or can be downloaded at You will then receive an appointment for fingerprinting, required for FBI clearance, within 3-6 weeks. Final approval takes 3-4 months on average.; Most countries require families to submit a dossier, a set of documents mandated by foreign officials before an adoption can move forward. Once we receive your completed dossier, including USCIS approval, your documents will be sent to our overseas partners for review. If your dossier is accepted, you will be placed on the lis
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