Homestudies &AdoptionPlacementServices (HAPS) has a strong belief in, and commitment to, the development and support of families. We believe that every child deserves, and is entitled to, the love and security of belonging to a family, and we count it a blessing to help children reach this goal.With this focus, HAPS partners with couples and individuals who seek to build their family through adoption, as well as birth parents considering an adoption plan for their child.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website as you consider the next steps in your adoption journey.
Universal Accreditation Act (UAA)
Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services is a Hague accredited New York and New Jersey licensed adoption agency. The Hague accreditation allows HAPS to act as the Primary Provider for Hague adoptions.
The Hague accreditation also allows us to act as an Accredited Adoption Service Provider (ASP) for Non-Hague adoptions in accordance with the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. Using an Accredited ASPis now required for ALL adoptions from Non-Hague countries where the adoption has not been completed prior to July 14, 2014.
HAPS may be able to provide assistance for your Non-Hague UAA adoption specifically if:
You have completed a significant amount of your adoption process, but have not completed the process and are not grandfathered, therefore the UAA regulations now apply
You are hoping to adopt a relative from a Non-Hague country where the adoption process is typically done independently and/or there is NOT another Accredited ASP with a program in that specific country
You are just starting your adoption process for a Non-Hague country in which there is NOT another Accredited ASP with a program in that specific country
If you would like more information or to discuss your specific case, e-mail us at email@example.com and put UAA Adoption in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
HAPS is a Hague accredited, New Jersey and New York licensed adoption agency. HAPS began in 1982 by providing homestudy services and soon after began providing international and domestic adoption services. To date we have worked in countries such as Romania, Guatemala, Russia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Chile, Honduras, El Salvador, Kazakhstan and China as well as the United States.
Our current placement programs include international adoptions in China and Bulgaria and domestic adoptions in the United States. We are also excited to announce the launch of partnership programs for international adoption from Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Haiti, Korea, Latvia, and Ukraine!
In addition to our specific placement programs, we can provide the following services for residents of New York or New Jersey:
pre-adoption homestudies for domestic or international adoption
reports requested by the court for adoption proceedings
birthparent pre-placement counseling for agency or independent placements
post-placement or post-adoption services
For more information, please call 201-836-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.