Synopsis of International Adoption Programs

An Overview of All International Adoption Programs
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COUNTRY
NAME
for  detailed
information.
Requirements
for parents
Process length
from dossier
to completion
Travel/Stay
in country
Children
available
Est.
cost

CHINA

For Healthy Baby:Couples 30-40: 0-18mthCouples 40-45: 12-36mthCouples 45-50: 36mth +2yrs minimum marriageNo singles

For Special Focus Child
Single Women and Couples up to age 55

 Healthy Babies
5+ years 
 Special needs children  Travel 6 monthsafter login and identifying your child

14 days

Healthy Babies
more girls than boys
Special needs childrenAll ages
More boys than girls
$18,300
+$6,100 to
$7,100
travel cost

BULGARIA

Couples/Single women 23-49 may adopt a child 1 year or older. 50-55 may adopt a child 4 years or older.
Couples must be married 1 year.
See below for  est. waiting times for referral.After referral 2 mos.to 1st trip + 3 mos until second 2 trips: 1st 2 mos. After referral (5-7 days) + 3 mos. until 2nd (5-7 days)  Mainly
3-12
years
old
$20,420
+$4,200 to
$5,000
travel cost

COLOMBIA

Couples 25-37: 0-2yrsCouples 38-41: 3-4yrsCouples 42-45: 7yrs and olderSingles: 8yrs and older2 yrs minimum marriage

4-36+ months
(depends on age of child)

Travel 1 month
after referral

3-5 weeks Infants and
older childrenSibling groups available
$14,510 to $15,760
(Depending on # of children)
+ $7,900 travel cost

Unless specified by the country program, a couple must be married at least one year before applying to adopt. Divorced singles may apply one year after divorce finalization. Costs do not include non-CHI costs, such as CIS, Sec. of State, home study, etc; please consult the fee schedules for non-CHI cost estimates.

Current waiting times by age are estimated to be: For healthier children: (Bulgaria) 

Ages

Wait

 

Ages

Wait

Ages

Wait

Up to 3

3 years

5 – 8

1 year

Over 10

2 mnths

4

2 years

8 -10

6 mnths

If minor correctable problems in the above-written groups of children are accepted by the adoptive parents, the period promises to be much shorter.
If more serious correctable problems are accepted by the adoptive parents referrals can be expected within several months. Parents 23-49
are welcome to adopt a child 12 months or older. Parents 50 to 55 years old are welcome to adopt a child 4 years or older.

Marital Status
Couples married at least one year are welcome to adopt. Each spouse may have up to two divorces. If there is a history of divorce, the current marriage must be 2 years or longer.

Children in Family: Families with children are welcome to adopt from Bulgaria.

Single Applicant: Single women may adopt.