International
Adoption Programs

International Adoption at a Glance

Program
Bulgaria
Ages of Children
18 mos and Up
Parent Requirements
Ages 25-55 Years *50 yrs. between PAP and child Married (at least 1 yr.) Singles can adopt
Parents Required to Travel
One Parent (strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
Two trips 1st trip: 7 days 2nd trip: 10 -12 days; 4-6 months in between trips
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
waiting child or 3-60 months
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
4-6 months
Program
China
Ages of Children
10 mos - 13 years old
Parent Requirements
Married (at least 2 years) or heterosexual single women. Parent(s) must be at least 30 years old. Max 50 year age difference between younger parent and child. Youngest child in the home must be at least 3 years old or older.
Parents Required to Travel
One Parent (strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
12-14 days
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
Waiting child: 2-3 months non-special focus: varies
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
2-3 months
Program
Colombia
Ages of Children
1-17 years of age, various special needs
Parent Requirements
Ages: At least 25 yrs. (both parents) and not older than 55 yrs. Married couples (at least 2 yrs.) and single parents.
Parents Required to Travel
Both: One parent may leave after the first 7-10 days
Required Length of Visit in County
One trip of 3-4 weeks
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
8-18 months, Can be less if Waiting Child
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
5-6 months
Program
Georgia
Ages of Children
18 months and up, older children and sometimes sibling groups available
Parent Requirements
Ages: at least 16 yrs. between parent and child and no more than 45 yrs. Open to married couples and single women.
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents for first 1-2 weeks, 1 parent may leave after this time IF judge allows. (Strongly recommend 2 adults travel.)
Required Length of Visit in County
One trip, 3-4 weeks
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
6-24 months
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
4-6 months
Program
Honduras
Ages of Children
4 yrs. and older
Parent Requirements
Married couples: 25-51 yrs. old, Married at least 3 yrs. Single women: 25-51 yrs. old
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents
Required Length of Visit in County
Option 1; 3 separate trips ranging from 1-2 weeks for each visit Option 2; 2 separate trips, 1st trip about 7- 10 days and 2nd trip 4-5 weeks. *One parent can return to the U.S. once the court process is complete which takes about 2-4 weeks.
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
24-48 Months depending on age/special need of child(ren)
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
4-8 months
Program
Hungary
Ages of Children
3 yrs. and up, older children and sibling groups available. Required to keep birth order
Parent Requirements
Married couples only. Parents must be a minimum of 16 years older and a maximum of 45 years older than the child they are adopting.
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents
Required Length of Visit in County
One trip approximately 6 weeks
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
12-24 months
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
2-4 months
Program
India (*)If you are NRI or OCI, please contact us for additional information.
Ages of Children
6 mos. and up with special needs or health issues
Parent Requirements
Parents must be at least 25 years old and may not be more than 45 years older than the adoptive child.
Parents Required to Travel
One parent (strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
One pick-up trip, 12-14 days On rare occasions 2 trips required
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
6-18 months for child with identified special needs; 36 months for children with no known or very minor health issues
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
5-8 months
Program
Jamaica
Ages of Children
Children under 5 with special medical needs, older children and sibling groups
Parent Requirements
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents
Required Length of Visit in County
Adoption Order (Final in country) 4 month stay in country
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
12-36 months depending on age/special need of child(ren)
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
4-8 months
Program
Moldova
Ages of Children
12 months and older and sibling groups
Parent Requirements
Ages: must be at least 18 yrs. older than child Married couples and single women (at least one spouse or single woman must have Romanian citizenship)
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents must travel for the bonding period and court, one parent may leave after the passport is issued. (Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
1st trip 30-45 days 2nd trip up to 30 days.
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
3-24 months
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
2-4 months
Program
Romania
Ages of Children
12 months and older and sibling groups
Parent Requirements
Ages: must be at least 18 yrs. older than child Married couples and single women (at least one spouse or single woman must have Romanian citizenship)
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents must travel for the bonding period and court, one parent may leave after the passport is issued. (Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
1st trip 30-45 days 2nd trip up to 30 days.
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
3-24 months
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
2-4 months
Program
Ukraine
Ages of Children
Single children under 5 with special medical needs, or older children and sibling groups
Parent Requirements
Married couples only Age: at least 25 yrs old and at least 15 yrs. between parent and child
Parents Required to Travel
Both parents must travel for the appointment with DCF and court, one parent may work on finalizing the adoption (Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
Required Length of Visit in County
At least two trips, but can be done in 2 trips, Total of 8-10 weeks
Time Between Dossier to Child Referral
3-12 months until you receive appointment with Dept. of Children and Families.
Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
8-10 weeks from child acceptance to adoption finalization
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