Adopt from Taiwan!

29. September, 2015Featured, UncategorizedNo comments

West Sands Adoptions is excited to announce the opening of our Taiwan adoption program! West Sands is currently working with Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services, a government licensed child welfare foundation in Taiwan. The children available through our program range in age from 0-14 years old with relatively short wait times. Healthy and special needs children are available for adoption from Taiwan. Children come into care under different circumstances, the most common reason is when a birth mother is unable to provide care and upbringing, some children are referred into care by the local social service department. Click here for more information.



Name Change During the Adoption Process = COMPLICATIONS!

15. September, 2015UncategorizedNo comments

inside-passportDear Adoptive Parents, 

 We want to share with you the importance of your passport name during the adoption process.  A copy of your passport was included in your Dossier which was sent to Ethiopia for the purpose of processing your child’s final and official documents.  Under no circumstances should you change the name on your passport during the entire adoption process.  If you have changed your name on your passport in any way (from the name that was on the passport submitted in your Dossier), please contact our office for further instructions.  This mainly applies to women who may have changed their passport from their maiden name to their married name, but it could also apply to man who changes a surname, or abbreviated name. Changing your name on your passport can significantly delay the process of bringing your child home. Please take a moment and verify your passport name if you have recently changed or renewed your passport (since you started the adoption process).  If you have any questions regarding this please contact your case worker. 


Thank you!