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Welcome to the International Adoption Guide

I am always astounded at how many children there are in the world who are growing up without a family. Little one waiting for someone to call 'Mummy' and 'Daddy'. And how many people open their heart to the idea of adoption, but then fail to act. Unless you take steps today, those children will spend their whole childhood in an orphanage or foster home only to leave with no hope, no dreams and no prospects for a good future. And you have a future ahead devoid and empty of parental love.

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy in this strange time. I know you have been interested in adoption for a while and I wanted to let you know that whilst we are all in lockdown I am offering my consultations for half price. This means that you can get a full understanding of:
1. The complete process from where you stand now to bringing your child home 
2. What is expected of you
3. From where you will be able to adopt
4. Which children are available to be adopted
5. Who are the people with whom you need to engage
6. How much your adoption will cost
7. How long your adoption will take
8. Tips on what they are looking for in your home study
9. Information about your medical assessment
10. Choosing the right referees
11. Advice about your documentation
12. Legalising and appostilling your documents
13. Where you can find peer support
14. What obstacle you might come across
15. How to emotionally prepare yourself
16. How to parent your child 
17. Answer any and all questions you have 

As you can see it is a very comprehensive and very informative and at the end you will have an accurate roadmap of where you are going, when you are going to get there and what you need to get there. This makes it much more real and manageable and lets you plan appropriately. I see my role as that for the child who is waiting to be adopted. We do not want you to give up or to delay your plans, as there is someone now waiting to call you mum and dad.
We, International Adoption Guide and Carolina Giradelli are now facilitating adoptions in several countries. For our first family who adopted from there, the whole adoption - from the first meeting with me to bringing their daughter home and her gaining British citizenship took exactly 3 years. We supported them throughout the whole process, and as it was a new process there were a few wrinkles to be ironed out which we have done and we now have a great team to support you, therefore the adoption will be shorter, especially if you are adopting older children. 
You can read about our adopters story here

Time is of the essence and to be knowledgable is to be empowered.Our consultations can be done via Skype and will last at least 90 mins.
Please let me know when you would like to schedule this important meeting to get you on the road to becoming a parent to a child in need. As we are all in lockdown I am available any time that suits you. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Stay safe and kind regards,


We are here as a link between you and your child. Our aim is to ensure that you do not give up on your parenting dreams, and that you make the committment to yourself, and the child that is waiting, to do everything in your power to unite you together.

I know how confusing the concept of adoption is, how complex the understanding of the process. But I also know the incredible joy of creating a family through adoption and the wonderful knowledge that a child is forever taken from a place of deprivation and poverty, into one of love and security. And for me there is nothing more beautiful and meaningful.

Do not listen to all the scare stories out there - remember that media loves a bit of drama! Listen to your heart - you know best. Adoption is a powerful act and if you have been called to it, then you have been given the capacity to handle everything that comes your way. International adoption is a deed of true love, and one which is beneficial to all. I know  this, as I live it every day, since I bought my child home from Russia 13 years ago.

I understand how fear drives one and how we can be paralized by it. I am here to allay that fear and to give you the tools that you need to feel empowered to act to become a family.

We know that each families circumstances are different and no matter how much reading you do on the internet, the answers to the questions that pertain specifically to you, are the most difficult to find. Until now. In the comfort of your own home, you can talk in confidence to an independent expert who will guide you in the complex process and prepare you to move forward with confidence. Our bespoke Personal Adoption Plans provide a specific road map for you to follow to bring your child home.


Start your adoption today in the most powerful way possible - book a consultation now - call me on 08444 157 827 or send an email to



We though have our nose to the ground and can provide you with the most up to date knowledge on from which countries you can adopt from, who the children are who are looking for adoption, what the process is, what documents you need, how long it takes and how much it will cost. We simplify the inter-country adoption procedure, educate you, support you and guide you in the process, giving you the confidence to successfully create your family through the love of international adoption. We are the only organisation in the UK who has this expertise.

Find us on Facebook and download our International Adoption Dream series of ebooks. 


This is Elena, she was abandoned at birth and lives in an orphange in Bulgaria

We believe every child has the right to a family and international adoption is the best choice for some of the 140 million children living without parental care in the world today and the best chance for you to become successful adoptive parents.

There are thousands of children waiting now to call you mama. Why are you waiting?


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