We had an absolutely incredible adoption experience with Children’s House International! Carmina offered a warm welcome to their Colombia Program and was always there to answer any questions we ever had. Throughout every step of the process, communications were timely, straightforward, and frequent. It was clear we had chosen an agency whom we could 100% trust, and who truly cares about their families. Their in-country support provided was equally incredible! CHI takes care of every single logistical and administrative aspect so that you can fully focus on bonding with your child. They are immensely passionate about helping kids find forever families, it’s evident in every single thing that they do! We knew we wanted an agency that would be ethical, professional, and responsive. But we never expected to also have an adoption agency who made us feel like family instead of clients. We hope to adopt again one day, and will only go through Children’s House International. They exceeded all of our expectations and then some! Thank you for everything you have done for our family!
Adopting from Colombia was a wonderful experience! Children’s House International was extremely helpful, they helped us with every step of the adoption paperwork and their team in Colombia was friendly and helpful.
Colombia is a beautiful country. We enjoyed visiting the different areas with our daughter and getting familiar with our daughter’s country and people.
My Husband has to return home after our first week to tend to our other children, at no time did I feel unsafe.
I’ve been around a LONG time in the adoption community and there’s not an agency out there with as much heart as CHI. The dedication to the kids and families is unmatched!
Your communication and quick response to emails are impressive. We never feel like we are left hanging or wondering. The second time around and we feel like we are in the best hands. Thank you. Also, it is very evident that CHI truly cares for the children.
Thank you so much for everything you do to help us bring our kids home! You are my absolute favorite agency and we’ve used 4 or 5 now for different things in the last few years.
In January 2017, our family saw a notice about a little girl waiting for adoption in Colombia. This little girl would become our youngest daughter, Isabel. Isabel’s file was listed with a different adoption agency. This agency was very nervous about working with a family as large as ours. We had an approved home study and were so hopeful about adopting Isabel, who is Deaf just like our older daughter. We contacted CHI, who read our application and home study carefully but saw in our family potential for Isabel to flourish in our home. They looked beyond just the number of children in our home and saw a family who uses American Sign Language and speaks Spanish, has experience and knowledge about attachment and has love to give! CHI helped our family adopt Isabel in March of 2018. All 13 of us traveled to Colombia to bring Isabel home. This was a once in a lifetime experience for my children, who got to see their new sister’s homeland and got to bond immediately with Isabel. CHI was amazing throughout travel and supported us beautifully upon our arrival home. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We are forever grateful to CHI for bringing us our daughter.
[my wife] and I talked about how impossible it would have been to do all the footwork without guidance. I think I would still be in Olympia, yelling at some bean counter about getting a document apostilled! And in Colombia without Fernando, our driver/paralegal? Forget about it! I don’t think I could even recite all the boxes that needed to be checked off in Colombia, much less the “wheres” and “whos”. No, you guys are heroes and God-sends. You don’t know how many lives you guys have saved and changed. When your jobs feel the darkest and most stressful, think about that for a moment, before you return to the battlefield.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this agency! We have been with CHI for about a year, in the process of adopting a child from Colombia. Carmina, the case manager for Colombia, has been the biggest blessing throughout this process. She’s very thorough, organized, compassionate, and it is very obvious she loves her job and truly cares about all of her clients and the children she’s trying to find forever families for. She’s walked us through every step of the way. I’ve had conversations with numerous people in different departments of the agency and each has been kind, respectful, offered assistance, and a pleasure to speak with. We are traveling to Colombia in the upcoming months to finalize our adoption. I’ve spoken with other families/clients of CHI who’ve recently finalized their Colombian adoption who have shared positive feedback regarding CHI’s assistance while in-country, as well as families who’ve adopted from their China program. We are looking forward to our in-country experience and finally meeting our child. CHI has been an incredible international adoption agency to work with. Knowledgeable, helpful, affordable, and dedicated. Our family highly recommends this agency.
It didn’t take much research and searching to see that CHI was one of the most respected, trusted, and ethical adoption agencies. And then when working with the staff, we could easily see how they earned their great reputation. We chose China because of CHI’s advocacy for their children. We didn’t know or understand the need for children with special needs in China. We realized that in our desire to adopt a child with special needs, we had inadvertently excluded thousands of children because we didn’t know about their needs. Thank you CHI for advocating for children in China. And thank you for advocating for our daughter. We love CHI!
The match is just the beginning of your journey! CHI’s in-country and post-adoption support is unparalleled. Our daughter has been home for almost a year, and they were and continue to be with us every step of the way!
CHI made me a mom, but more importantly, it made my girls daughters. Eight years after that first warm and friendly email, we still consider CHI a part of our family, and we always will. CHI was there for the nervous first-time Mom in Bulgaria in 2012. CHI was there even in the wee hours of the morning Pacific time when we were struggling in China with a very frightened little girl in 2016. Without CHI our family simply wouldn’t exist. I don’t want to think about where my girls would be. I cannot imagine adopting without that kind of support.
CHI truly cares about the children! Nina and the rest of The China team are so knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. CHI held our hands through the entire process and always responded to our questions and concerns in a timely and friendly way. The adoption training classes and literature were amazing and prepared us well for what to expect in China and a new home with our daughter. We are so grateful for such an amazing agency.