Home Study Services

HIC offers home study services for Hawaii-based families wishing to adopt through a different adoption service provider for either an inter-country or a domestic adoption. HIC will collaborate with your placing agency to ensure that appropriate home study requirements are met. We are also able to provide home study services for families who have an approved home study from another agency but have recently moved to Hawaii.

Post-Placement/Post-Adoption Services

HIC offers post-adoption or post-placement reporting and services for Hawaii-based families who have or plan to complete an adoption internationally or domestically. HIC will collaborate with your placing agency to clarify frequency and number of required visits and reports.

Adoptive Parent Training (APT)

HIC offers preadoption training courses at our Honolulu offices February through November, alternating Domestic Adoption and Intercountry Adoption every other month. Courses run four (4) weeks in a row, one day per week for four (4) hours each day for a total of twelve (12) hours of course work. Courses prepare adoptive applicants for the essential issues of adoptive parenting. Course meets Hague training requirements. For more information and a schedule of upcoming trainings, please email adopt@adoptionhawaii.org.

Search and Reunion Services

From 1975 until 1994 HIC worked with Holt and Holt Korea to place children in adoptive homes. HIC and Holt Korea continue to work together, now assisting adoptees who are seeking information about their adoptions and birth relatives.

Readoption Services

HIC advises all families who have adopted internationally to establish your foreign adoption with the State of Hawaii. This will result in your child having a local adoption decree and birth certificate, making future access to these documents much easier.

Notary Services

HIC will provide its clients notary services for adoption related documents free of charge or for a nominal fee.

Counseling Services

Counselors Kristine Altwies, M.A., Abby Sylvester, LCSW, and Julia Sanderson, MSCP are ready to meet and assist with issues in the following areas: Adoption issues, Bonding and Attachment, Crisis Management, Domestic Violence, Parenting,m Marriage/Relationship Issues, Counseling is also provided in Mandarin and Cantonese.ues. The HIC Counseling center is able to partner with parents and help them understand the key role they play in their child’s healing process.