La Vida is a non-profit adoption agency
licensed in Pennsylvania. We were among the first agencies to achieve
full Hague Convention accredited from the Council on Accreditation.
This accreditation demonstrates that we are in compliance with Hague
Convention regulations and it enables us to work with U.S. citizens to adopt children residing in
countries participating in The Hague Convention on Intercountry
Adoption. Please visit our "Hague" heart to the left to learn more
about The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and its importance
for children and families.
La Vida unites
children with loving couples and singles living throughout the United
States and U.S. citizens living abroad. Our agency was founded by and is
directed by adoptive parents who personally understand the multitude of
emotions that occur during your adoption process. Our philosophy is to
address your specific needs and do so in a compassionate manner. Our
commitment comes from the heart.
La Vida has been working with the Chinese government since 1992 and we
are one of the largest and most experienced China child placing agencies
in the United States. We also have a programs in the
countries of Colombia and Nepal which is are wonderful choices for many
families. This web site is designed to be of value to anyone
considering international adoption, regardless of their country or
agency of choice.
Please select a topic at the left or right to learn
more about our programs, the adoption process, general adoption information,
and La Vida. We will be glad to provide private consultation in-person or via telephone to share
program information with you and to answer any questions you may have.
If it would be helpful to you, please visit our site
for a description of and link to each page of our site. We hope you enjoy
your visit and we wish you the best in your plan to open your heart to a child
We are please to announce that our DVD,
highlighting adoption from China, is available for families considering
adoption! Our goals for the DVD were to provide families with an
opportunity to learn about the international adoption process, prepare
for the China adoption experience, and witness the emotions of the
joyous experience of meeting a child and completing the adoption. This
DVD covers many aspects of international adoption including:
- A main program (30 minutes; covering an overview of
the international adoption process from China, including interviews with
adoptive families and La Vida staff);
- Family snapshots (28 minutes; interviews with
families who have successfully adopted from China);
- The paperwork process (10 minutes; summary of the
paperwork and approval process);
- The trip
to China (21 minutes; filmed during a recent 10-day group adoption
Preview our DVD - Experience the trip to
China (21 minutes) and see families as they are united with their
children for the very first time. Right-click on the DVD cover
image above and click "save target as" or "save link as" to download the
Trip to China
portion of the DVD. Download time is 2 to 5 minutes,
depending upon the speed of your Internet connection. If you use a
dial up connection we do not recommend that you download this file.
You must have the free program, Quick Time Player, to view the video.
Click here to download the most recent version of Quick Time Player if
you do not already have it installed on your computer.To receive an information
portfolio via e-mail, a
copy of our DVD, to inquire more specifically about our programs, or
to ask a question via e-mail please
click here to fill out our online information request form.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY: The
council on accreditation (COA) a national accrediting body approved by
the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and
approval reviews, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry
adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or
renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. You may provide
comment by clicking on:
La Vida International
101 Lindenwood Drive, Suite 225, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610.688.8008 Fax: 610.688.8028
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page was last updated on May 14, 2012.