Kansas City Pre-teen Group: April 21st

The Pre-Teen/Teen Group is coming to Kansas City! Where: Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227 When: April 21, 2018 Who is invited? Pre-teen group:  Any internationally or domestically adopted pre-teens adopted through any agency or from foster care between the ages of 8 to 12. Teen group:  Any internationally or domestically adopted teens adopted through […]

New Accrediting Agency for Intercountry Adoptions

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of State designated Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) as a new accrediting entity for international adoption service providers.  The only other accrediting agency designated by the Department of State, The Council on Accreditation (COA), has since decided to withdraw as an accrediting entity. Therefore, all […]

Lunar New Year Celebration

Dillon International invites you to attend its annual gala on February 24, 2018, at Southern Hills Country Club. Since 1972, Dillon International has found families for thousands of vulnerable children. Your support makes it possible for Dillon to continue lifetime services and programs for all children, families and adults impacted by foster care and adoption. […]

From Open Options to Meeting Our Daughter

The summer of 2015, God convicted us that our next child would be through adoption.  Our hearts were immediately burdened for a little girl from South Korea (where my father & aunt were adopted from), but we quickly realized that a girl from South Korea was the impossible. However, the Lord simply confirmed He had […]

National Adoption Awareness Month

By Sam Bowen November is National Adoption Month. It is a time when adoptees and adoptive parents have the opportunity to share struggles and triumphs they have experienced through adoption. Dillon International strives to provide many different forms of post-adoption support. My connection with Dillon International has been strong. Ever since I came home from […]

How to Write Good by Ryan Higa’s – Book Review

By Michelle James, Adoptive Mother I happened upon this book in Walmart, and intrigued by the young Asian man on the cover, I picked it up.  I’m the mom of a 12-year-old Vietnamese boy, and Asian adult role models are rare.  As I read the blurb on the back of the book I was further […]

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations on your well-deserved success. May this not be an end of your dreams but a continuation of adding your unique talents to the world around you. All of us at Dillon send our prayers and blessings on your graduation and for your future.  

Let’s celebrate International Children’s Day!

By Karin Price, contributing author Growing up in Asia meant my family celebrated children’s day. When I was 10 years old, we lived in the United States for a year. Imagine how surprised I was to find out that Americans did not have a children’s day.  My mom said, “Karin, in America every day is […]

An Adoptee’s Reflection

Over the past few years, I have seen articles by young adults who have been adopted by Western families as children, sometimes infants. These adult adoptees have returned to Korea and advocated for the end of international adoption of Korean children. They speak of loss of culture, racist experiences, parents who don’t understand what it […]

Hague Accreditation

  Dillon International has received notification of its Hague reaccreditation through the Council on Accreditation, as authorized by the U.S. Department of State. The Hague Accreditation attests that Dillon International is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. Dillon’s accreditation will expire on March 31, 2021. The Hague Convention is an international treaty […]

Florida licensing

We are thrilled to announce that Dillon International is now licensed in the State of Florida. What does this mean for you? It means that Florida families can now have Dillon as both their placing agency as well as their home study agency. For Florida families who are pursuing an adoption through a different placing […]

Forever Family Campaign

We are excited to announce our new matching gift campaign for 2017. Eleven Dillon supporters, including our board of directors, have collectively pledged to support Dillon and make an even greater impact in the lives of children and families. From now until December 31, every dollar given to the campaign will be matched dollar for […]

Twins are waiting

Date of Birth: May 2008 These twins need a forever family where they can stay together. They have both been in an orphanage since they were newborns. The sister likes running, drawing, reading and playing with dolls. She is shy, happy and studious. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Her brother […]

Home Study Agencies

Click on the map for an easy way to find a home study preparer in your state We’ve created this clickable map so that you’ll have a place to start when searching for a home study agency. This is not a list of every agency, but these are a few that our families have used […]

Mission trip to Korea

Contact us to reserve your spot We hope you will join us for a trip of a lifetime, both serving the children, mothers and students in Korea and enjoying the sights of this beautiful land.   Adoptees, adoptive families and anyone interested in serving the people of Korea will not want to miss this Sharing […]

Adoption Guide

If you’re considering adoption, the Adoption Guide is the place to start. It contains country program information, family requirements and our agency policies. The latest version has just been uploaded, so we hope you’ll find the answers to many of your questions. Also, we encourage anyone thinking about adoption to attend one of our one-hour […]

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to show appreciation and love to the man who provides, loves and supports his family unconditionally. A father’s love is like no other. My dad, Randy Rodgers, is my main supporter, comedian, storyteller, advisor and so much more. From the moment I was placed into his arms to this day, […]

Choo’s Corner

Dillon Korea families are invited to enjoy a Texas Rangers game in Choo’s Corner, a gift from Korean player Shin-Soo Choo. There are four games to choose from, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for information about reserving your tickets. Click to download flyer

Coaching

Dillon has just launched a new Coaching program as part of our Clinical Services. Many parents want some extra tools to help them help their child with better discipline, routines or boundaries. Whatever your situation, Dillon International’s coaching program may be able to help. We can even help a family before their adopted child comes […]

Certificate of Citizenship

Does your child have a Certificate of Citizenship? Update: Fee for the N-600 may be increasing by almost $600 beginning in fall 2016. Read the proposal Depending on your child’s visa classification, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a permanent resident card (green card) or a Certificate of Citizenship document for your child’s arrival […]