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on August 28, 2023

Adopting from an orphanage in Pakistan is a wonderful option for Pakistani-American couples to grow their family through adoption. Pakistan is one of the  more affordable options when it comes to international adoption.


What children are available for adoption?

Pakistan is one of the few countries where you can adopt an infant. The children available are newborn babies to young children. The children are legally available as they typically have been abandoned. Family Connections has agreements with several orphanages in Pakistan, such as Edhi Foundation and Sarim Burney Trust.  There are also children available through government orphanages. If Family Connections is your primary provider, you will need to work with government orphanages or only those orphanages that Family Connections has agreements with. The orphanage will provide you with paperwork for the child upon placement. This paperwork may have limited information as the children are typically abandoned. This paperwork will be needed for the immigration process.

Orphanages will only place Muslim children with Muslim families and Christian children with Christian families.  If the child was abandoned with no proof of religion, the child is assumed to be Muslim.


What is the cost for adoption from Pakistan?

Adoption from Pakistan can typically run from $25,000-$30,000, which is less expensive than the average international adoption. This will include your home study fee, travel costs, primary provider fees, attorney fees (in US and also in Pakistan) and post placement supervision fees. There will also be costs for finalizing the adoption in the US once your child has immigrated. You can request a schedule of the fees by clicking on the link below. Our fee schedule includes estimated costs for any expense you might incur in the course of your adoption, even the fees that have nothing to do with us (like plane tickets).


How do I begin the adoption process?

Before traveling to Pakistan and before you are matched with a child, you will need to complete your home study and get I-600A approval.  You can learn more about the home study process here.  Family Connections or your US attorney will help you through the I-600A process.  It takes time to complete your home study and get I600A approval, so you will have to wait and be patient before you get the OK to travel.  It is important to have these two things completed before you travel to avoid unnecessary and lengthy delays after you go to Pakistan and become the guardian of a child.  Family Connections, Inc., as your primary provider, can provide you with guidance while you are traveling and completing the guardianship process in the Pakistan courts.  In addition, there is a large community of families who have adopted from Pakistan which can be a source of support while you are going through the process. 


How long does it take?


Most of the families that we have been primary provider for have completed their adoptions in roughly a year.  Families usually spend about 3 months in Pakistan country  completing the guardianship and visa processes. Once you have immigrated your child you will need to complete post placement supervision visits and reports through your home study agency. Finalizing an adoption is different in every state and the requirements and time it takes varies.  In some states you can finalize in a couple of weeks and some take six months or more.

You should not set yourself a timeline based on other peoples experiences, however.  Adoption rarely goes 100% smoothly and there are often bumps in the road and unexpected delays.  It is important to stay patient and stay flexible, as adoption is a process which rarely follows a set time line.  It is different for every family and every child.  If you make plans to have something done by a certain date, it can cause you to feel so stressed if you miss that self-imposed deadline.  If you stay flexible, you can avoid feeling stressed when things take longer than you thought. 


What if I have more questions?


If you would like to learn more about adoption from Pakistan please feel free to give us a call!  The information provided above is a very condensed version of the Pakistan adoption process, and there is a lot more to the process.  We would love to talk to you about the Pakistan adoption process and answer any questions you may have.  We have helped many families complete their Pakistan adoption process and would love to help you get on the path to building your family through adoption. 


At Family Connections we keep our costs as low as possible and at the same time provide you with excellent services for your Pakistan adoption.  You can call us at 607-756-6574 or for more information.


Family Connections, Inc. is an authorized New York State adoption agency who has achieved Hague Accreditation. Family Connections, Inc. provides home study and post-adoption supervisory services for families adopting internationally.  Family Connections, Inc. also acts as a Primary Provider for families adopting from Pakistan.


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