Below is a brief overview of our country programs, be sure to follow the links for more information and resources for each program. Contact us to receive current information on each program including timeframes, costs and requirements.
NEW PROGRAM LAUNCHED SEPTEMBER 2015! 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. 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. (more…)
West Sands Adoptions was the 10th Agency to receive a license in Ethiopia in 2003 and originally received re-licensing in 2010 under the new Ethiopian licensing requirements. We work with several different orphanages in different regions which allows us to avoid delays in some regions. Children of all ages are available for adoption. We are excited to help you adopt from Ethiopia. You will love the beautiful children and wonderful people in this unique country. (more…)
You may have heard of adoption slowdowns in China. Where most adoptions from China once happened fairly quickly, families waiting to adopt a healthy child may have to wait several years. So why would you want to consider China adoption? China adoption is still a reliable adoption program! It is generally void of corruption that is so often found in other international adoption programs. West Sands Adoptions has been licensed with the China Center of Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA.) for China adoptions since 1995. In 2009, the CCCWA approved West Sands to provide adoption services through China’s Special Needs Adoption Program. Families who adopt through the special needs program can complete their adoption process in about a year sometimes less, depending on the family’s circumstances and approval. Children ages 1-14 are available with a wide spectrum of needs ranging from correctable or minor, to more severe. We are eager to share more information about this program and hopefully see your child home from China. (more…)
At your request, West Sands Adoptions will gladly make available the following information: (a) the number of our adoption placements per year for the prior three calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided; and (b) the number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on the last three calendar years. West Sands Adoptions places “Waiting Children” through China’s program of adoption for special needs and waiting children. However, we do not have our own list of waiting children at this time. Parents who apply for adoption through programs with West Sands Adoptions will not be referred a child for placement until a child becomes available through the appropriate Central Authority in the child’s country of origin.