International Waiting Children

For many people, a waiting child adoption is a wonderful way to add to their family. A waiting child is a child who is legally free for adoption but does not yet have a permanency plan. Interest families can review pictures and summaries of children available.

A family that is interested in a waiting child be “home study ready.” That is having an approved home study or having had a successful home study completed within the past three years. We would also consider a family in the home study process. A family that has previously adopted through New Beginnings is also welcome.

In adopting a waiting child from Korea, the family would need to meet the Korean Requirements.

The children are on a shared list, and other agencies are advocating for them as well. It is possible that Eastern Social Welfare Society could match the child with another family. ESWS is looking for the best match for the child, not necessarily the first.

Once a child is matched, we will indicate that on the site. ESWS cannot present a referral until a current home study is approved. Once the referral is accepted, we will remove the child from the waiting list.

If you are interested in a child, please fill out the waiting children request form or contact us, and we can provide more information on how to proceed.

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