Adoption Programs

Children’s House International At-a-Glance

Program Ages of Children Requirements for Adoptive Parents Parents Required To Travel Required Length of Visit in Country Time Between Dossier to Child Referral Time Between Child Referral and Pickup
Bulgaria 18 months & up Married (at least 1 year)

Ages: 25 – 55

Singles Can adopt

One Parent Two trips, 5-12 days each Waiting Child or 12 – 48 months 4 – 6 months
China 18 months – 13 years old Married (at least 2 years) Ages: 30 – 55.

Single Women please see the Parent requirements for more info.

One parent 10 – 14 days 3 – 6 months 1 – 2 months
Colombia 3 or more siblings.

2 siblings (1 more than 8 years).

A child older than 8 yrs without special need.

Any age child with special need.

25-55 married at least 2 years
25-55 singles
Both – One trip for average of 45 days.

One parent may leave after 14-20 days.

45 days (average) 3 – 6 months 3 – 4 months
Ethiopia Infants and older sibling groups Single Females Married couples (3 years)

Ages: 25+

No more than 40 years older than child to be adopted (this has been flexible)

Both Parents Two trips of approximately 1 week each 12 – 24 Months 2 – 4 Months
Ghana 3 years and older Married couples Ages: 25-50 (Must be at least 21 years between parents and child)

Single women on a case-by-case basis

Both Parents Two trips of approximately 1 week each 6 – 9 Months 6 – 12 Months
Haiti 6 months to 6 years old Single Females 35 – 55

Or

couples together 10+ years. One parent at least 30 years old. No parents over the age of 55

No more than 2 biological children

Both Parents travel to file paperwork and to the court appearance

At least one parent must travel to pick up the child.

Two trips of 4 – 5 days 9 – 14 Months 12 – 18 Months
Hungary Boys 24 months and older; Siblings Married couples Ages: 25 – 55 Both Parents 35 – 40 Days 12 – 24 Months 1-2 Months
India

 

6 months and up with special needs or health issues or children over the age of 5 Single Females under 45+

Married (5 years)

Ages: 30-55

Infants under 40

Child under 50

One Parent; both parents may be required to attend court in some regions Some regions require attendance in court for one trip in addition to 1 Week pick up trip unknown 6 Months
Mexico 5 Years and older, unless special needs or in a sibling group Married couples: Minimum age 25 (Must be at least 15 years between parents and child) Married at least 2 years

Single women on a case-by-case basis

Both Parents 2 trips

3-5 weeks for the first trip (integration with child)

2-4 weeks for the second trip to complete visa requirements

1 -12 Months 4 – 7 Months
Morocco

(Currently Not Taking New Applications)

Infants and older Sibling groups Muslim Only Single Females or Married couples Ages 25+ Both parents One or both may leave after court 2 trips

4-5 days for the first trip

3-4 weeks for the second trip

6 – 9 Months 2 – 4 Months
Poland 3-14 years Children with medical needs, older children and sibling groups Married (5 yrs.) Both Parents for first 2-3 weeks of 6 week trip 1 trip for 6 weeks Pre-Identified child from waiting list or referral Varies
Republic of Georgia Young children with special needs children, 8 years and older for healthy children, and sibling groups are referred for adoption. Married couples and single women

Must be at least 21 years between parents and child

both parents One trip of 3-31/2 weeks or two trips of shorter duration 3-12 Months 2-6 Months
Republic of Moldova/ Older Children and Sibling Groups Married couples and single women

One parent must be under 50 throughout the entire adoption process

One parent Two trips:

First: up to 30 days

Second: 5-7 days

about 12 months 2 – 4 months
Romania 3 years and older and sibling groups Married couples and single women

Must be at least 18 years older than the child

At least one spouse (if married) must be Romanian and a US citizen.

Single women must be Romanian and a US citizen.

Both parents One trip up to 6-7 weeks or two trips 3 – 6 months 1 – 2 months

Sophie and Flowers
Homestudy
Haiti Baby