Welcome to Grace

The process you are about to begin is going to change your life, and the life of a little child forever. How do I know? I was once exactly where you are; excited, but a little overwhelmed by the thought of adopting a child from overseas. After taking the leap of faith, I now have four beautiful children. Sarah (that’s her on the right) Michael, Emily and Claire have changed my life forever in ways more beautiful than I could ever have imagined.

When I look at my children I forget the mountain of paperwork that is a natural part of any international adoption. I can think only of the joy that they bring to my husband and me, and the future that we will all have together. In order to share that feeling and bring hope to more children, I started Grace International Adoption Agency.

Why Grace International Adoption Agency?  

I knew when I started Grace International that I wanted it to be a different kind of adoption agency. I wanted it to be focused on you, your family, and the children who are about to enter your lives. I wanted Grace International to be small and possess a family feel, so there were a few things I felt were critically important:

Limited International Adoptions  

We strictly limit our adoption services to 120 families a year.  This is with the goal of individualized attention, we focus on your adoption so you can focus on the changes and happiness about to enter your life. Our experienced adoption team will take you by the hand and guide you step-by-step, all the way to a successful adoption.

We have office hours 7 days a week and all of our prospective adoption families get my personal cell phone number in case of an emergency.

Direct Relationships with In-Country Foreign Adoption Teams  

We speak directly to the experienced and dedicated teams who live in the country you are adopting a child from. We receive the latest information about the progress of your adoption. This strong personal relationship allows us to avoid problems, individualize your adoption and move the adoption process as smoothly and quickly as possible.

We never forget the children who are not adopted  

We never forget that for each successful adoption there are children left behind. As a non-profit adoption agency Grace International helps support the orphanages and foster programs for the children remaining behind.

So, please, come in and take a look around our site. Find out more about us and the international programs we offer. Get comfortable, ask for some more information, and begin the process of building your family. I’d love for you to one day meet mine.

I wish you all the success on your journey!

Theresa Barbier
Founder and Executive Director


Hague Accreditation 

Grace International is honored to be a Hague accredited agency since April 2008. 

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 inter-country adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval.

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