In International Adoptions the requirements are often set by the foreign country. Each country has it’s own criteria for adoptive parents, so be sure to check carefully to make sure you meet that country’s requirements before you begin an adoption program. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services also restricts what type of children may be brought into the United States by adoptive parents.
In an International Adoption, you must meet the requirements not only of your home state but also those of the CIS. If the country you want to adopt from is a member of the Hague Treaty,
your homestudy must be done by a Hague Accredited agency, and you must comply with the rules established by the Hague Treaty and the CIS.