From the jungles of Papua to the London bridge, to the great wall of China, Small World knows the needs of expats:

Small World completed our first expat adoption in 1987 and has continued to serve missionaries, business men and women,  USA Military and other Federal Employees in foreign service stationed all over the world.  Small World is a licensed and Hague Accredited non-profit adoption agency, and we have been the leading expat adoption agency since 1987 to present, specializing in adoptions for US citizens residing outside the USA.  Small World does this by having social work employees stationed around the globe, for the purpose of serving our adoptive parents, for whom we are serving as their primary provider.

The United States Department of State has issued very pertinent information for expats wishing to adopt while living overseas.  Follow this link and read everything carefully:


Steps to Adoption

This page will help you understand the general steps in the inter-country adoption process.

Timeline & Fees

This will give you an estimate of how long the home study process takes as well as Small World Fees and Payment Schedule.

The Hague Convention

What is it and does it apply to my adoption?

Expats Tips & FAQs

This will help you get started as well as explain what a dossier is.