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, strongly recommend 2 adults travel Two trips, 7-10 days each, 3-4 months between trips Waiting Child or 3 – 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, strongly recommend 2 adults travel 10 – 14 days 3 – 6 months 1 – 2 months
Colombia Special needs under 8 years. Sibling group or older children. At least 25 (both parents) and no older than 55
Married couples (at least 2 years) and
single parents on a case-by-case basis
Both, One parent may leave after initial court date. Strongly recommend 2 adults travel. One trip, 6-8 weeks 3 – 6 months, less if waiting child 3 – 4 months
Ethiopia 0-5 Special needs, older children, or sibling groups Ages: at least 25 years old, no more than 40 years older than child to be adopted (some flexibility allowed)

Single Females and Married couples (at least 3 years)

Both Parents Two trips of approximately 1 week each 12 – 24 Months 6 – 8 Months
Ghana

(Currently Not Taking New Applications)

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 12 – 24 Months
Haiti

(Currently Not Taking New Applications)

6 months to 6 years old.
Older children, sibling groups,
and Special needs also available.
Ages: Single Females 35 – 50 yrs. Married couples one parent must be tween 30-50, younger parent must be at least 30.
Married or Co-habiting couples (at least 5 years)
Both Parents travel to file paperwork and to the court appearance;
then at least one parent must travel to pick up the child.
(Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
1st trip is 2 weeks, 2nd is 5-6 days 16 – 24 Months 12 – 18 Months
Hungary 3 yrs and up, older children and sibling groups available. Married couples only ages: 25 – 55
(No more than 45 years between child and youngest parent)
Both Parents One trip; 6 weeks 12 – 18 Months 1 Month
India

 

6 months and up with special needs or health issues Ages: Single females under 45 yrs. Married couples 25-55
(combined age of under 90 for infant or under 109 for child over 3yrs)
Single Females and Married couples (at least 5 years).
Indian child must be youngest child
One Parent; (strongly recommend 2 adults travel) One pick-up trip, 7-10 days (May require trip for court before pick-up) Varies 6 Months
Mexico Over 5 years old, special needs, siblings and older children of all ages available. Ages: must be at least 25 and at least 15 yrs. older than child.
Single parents: depending on state
Married couples (at least 2 yrs., may vary depending on state)
Both parents for 1st trip, one parents may travel for 2nd
(Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
1st trip is 3-5 weeks,
2nd is 2-4 weeks.
Trips 3-5 months apart
1 -12 Months 6 – 12 Months
Poland 3-15 yrs, Special needs under 3, older children and sibling groups Ages: no more than 40 yrs. between parents and child (can be flexible)
Married couples only (at least 5 years)
Both Parents for first 3 weeks,
1 parent may leave after this time.
(strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
1 trip for 6 weeks Pre-Identified child from waiting list or referral Varies
Republic of Georgia Young special needs children, Older Children and Sibling Groups Ages: at least 25 yrs. between parent
and child and no more than 45 yrs.
Open to married couples and single women
One parent
(strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
One trip, 3 weeks 9 – 18 Months 1 – 2 Months
Republic of Moldova/

(Currently Not Taking New Applications)

Older Children and Sibling Groups Married couples and single women
One parent must be under 50 and no more than 45 yrs.
Between parent and child.
One parent
(strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
1st trip up to 30 days,
2nd trip is 5-7 days
about 12 months 2 – 4 months
Romania 3 years and older and sibling groups Ages: must be at least 18 years older than child
Married couples and single women
(at least one spouse or single women must have dual citizenship)
Both parents, one parent may leave after 30 day bonding period
(Strongly recommend 2 adults travel)
One trip up to 6-7 weeks or two trips 3 – 6 months 1 – 2 months

Sophie and Flowers
Homestudy
Haiti Baby