Bulgaria Adoption

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About The Children

Children waiting in Bulgaria for forever homes are boys and girls between 18 months and 15 years. The majority of children waiting are children with medical needs, sibling groups, and older children. Referral times vary greatly depending on age and special needs. Most children have a mix of ethnic and minority backgrounds, including Roma, Turkish, and Bulgarian.

Are you interested in Kinship-Relative Adoption? Contact us for more information.


Single women and single men are allowed to adopt.
Parents must be 21 years of age or older- USCIS requires an adoptive parent to be 25 if single.
Parents should not be more than 50 years older than the child they intend to adopt. In the case of couple, this is based on the age of the younger parent.

Travel and Time Frame


Adopting from Bulgaria is a two-trip process. The first trip is 5-7 days long and allows the family to meet their child. Four to six months later, the family will travel again for 10–12 days to complete the adoption and bring their child home!

Time Frame

A family may decide to adopt a waiting child between the ages of 2-14 years old. Individual children and sibling groups are waiting.  CHI generally receives information on waiting children each month.  If you are more open to medical conditions, your average time to referral maybe 1-3 years.

A family may also choose to register a dossier and wait to be assigned a child by the Ministry of Justice.  This timeframe may take 1-6 years.

Contact us to discuss waiting children and your family!



CHI has worked in Bulgaria since the 1990s. We currently work with several professional foundations in Bulgaria to help you through the process on the Bulgarian side. We have an excellent relationship with them. We will help you through the following steps of the application throughout the process. We are happy to help you in Bulgaria.

Want To Learn More
About Bulgaria?

Please contact us for a conversation about your desire to adopt in Bulgaria.  Please also view the following sites.

Click here to go to the State Department Website!

Click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control Website on International Adoption!

Click here to go to the CIA World Factbook on all countries!

You may be eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit! For 2023 the maximum dollar limit for the Adoption Tax Credit is $15,950 per child. Contact your tax advisor for more information

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