What should I do if I get an inquiry from overseas? Are there legitimate expectant mothers looking to place with US adoptive parents? I know Adoptimist has blocked international traffic.
Adopting from overseas involves immigration determinations and almost always requires the establishment of orphan status in the prospective adoptee. Children are prohibited from being brought to the US for the express purpose of adoption. Because of these restrictions and limitations, along with the high incidence of fraudulent intent associated with international inquiries, Adoptimist has chosen to protect its membership community by concentrating its focus on assisting domestic adopting parents and expectant mothers.
There are legitimate expectant mother living abroad, to be sure. But the immigration issues make pursuing a situation with them extremely difficult. This, coupled with the large number of fraudulent inquiries, provides ample justification for avoiding international expectant mothers.