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Primary Provider Services Adoption Program
last updated: 11/07/17

Under the UAA (Universal Accreditation Act), adoption service providers working with prospective adoptive parents in non-Convention (non-Hague) adoption cases need to comply with the same accreditation requirement and standards that apply in Convention adoption (Hague) cases.

Primary Provider services for Non-Hague Countries will be considered on a case by case basis. We have experience in Nigeria Adoption, Eritrea, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Japan and other countries.

Little Miracles provides Adoption Homestudy Services in all cities and areas of Texas, Mexico, and many countries in the world.

You need Primary Provider Services if you are in the following situations:

  • You are seeking to adopt a relative from a country where no US Adoption service providers have current country programs, or it is an LMI program.
  • You have already adopted a child from another country independently and there are no other providers that have this program or it is an LMI program.
  • You are seeking to adopt a child from a country that you have a specific connection to, and possibly are no other providers that have this program.

What does a “primary provider” do in an international adoption?

A primary provider is a Hague Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Provider (ASP) that is responsible for your international adoption. The ASP must ensure that all of the Hague requirements, and now the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) requirements, are met. The UAA requires that there is a Primary Provider in ALL international adoptions by U.S. citizens now. There seems to be some confusion amongst those that have begun international adoptions independently about the role of the primary provider under the UAA. The adoption service provider/adoption agency you choose becomes your “Primary Provider.” This means that the agency must oversee your adoption to ensure compliance with the UAA, even if the adoption has been completed. The UAA extends the same safeguards provided in Hague Convention adoptions to ALL adoptions. This means that any family intending to bring a child into the US through adoption, including related children, must engage the services of an accredited or approved adoption service provider prior to completing an adoption.

LMI works with US Citizens,and families living abroad, Expatriates (ExPats), Federal Civilian Employees, Diplomatic Service Employees, US Military Families, Missionaries and Teachers, and short and long-term workers (typically US citizens) and employs social workers around the globe for these services. We will need to assess each case prior to contract. LMI has a long track record of working with Foreign Residing Adoptive Families and understand the complexities of these cases.

LMI will work with Non-US Citizens on a case by case and country by country basis.

Little Miracles is Hague Accredited and is Licensed in the State of Texas with employees around the world.

Little Miracles will assess each case to see if we can indeed work with your family as a Primary Provider. We are willing to look at individual cases carefully. LMI requires families to fill out an application and upload all documents pertaining to any ongoing adoption case.

FOR INFO: Adoptive Family needs to go to Visit This Link and fill out our information request form with as much detail as possible, and wait to be contacted with further instructions.

Family will then receive a login and password via email to our online adoption portal and have tasks waiting for them to complete.