An Open Door Adoption : International Adoption Programs


International Adoption Eligibility Requirements

 

Bulgaria China El Salvador Latvia
Lithuania Mexico Peru Poland Ukraine

 


 

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Adoption Internationally

Debbie - An Open Door Adopttion ConsultantWith over 8 million children living in orphanages, our mission is to facilitate placing as many orphaned children into loving Christian families as possible.

Adopting internationally can seem like a daunting task at first. Open Door will walk you through each step of the process, explaining the requirements clearly and concisely. As a smaller agency, our staff take a personal and hands on approach. We strive to get to know each of our families and see ourselves as your advocates and allies through the complicated maze of international adoption. We aim to take the stress out of the adoption process to leave you more space for preparing your hearts and home for a child.

Having helped more than 800 children come home from overseas, we can say first hand, there’s nothing more fulfilling than bringing your child home! As one of our families said recently, “adoption isn’t easy, but it’s worth it”. We would love to walk by your side during the journey.

In Christ,
Debbie

International Adoption Requirements


Click on a country below to review their adoption requirements.

Bulgaria

  • No more than 50 years age difference between the child and the younger spouse and no more than 55 years between the child and the older spouse
  • Couples must be married 2 1/2 years
  • Previous divorce is acceptable
  • Be a single female or married couple
  • You may select the age and gender of the child
  • You may have other children
  • The Agency seeks Christian adoptive parents

 

China

  • Parents must be 30-55 years of age
  • Couples married 2 years. If previously married, married 5 years
  • Single women may adopt from China
  • Annual income of $10,000 for each family member including prospective adoptee
  • Net assets valued at approximately $80,000 or more
  • BMI (Body Mass Index) less than 40
  • Youngest child in the home must be over the age of 1
  • Long term health issues like cancer and depression are now considered on a case by case basis

 

El Salvador

  • Couples must be married 3 years
  • Previous divorce is acceptable
  • Be a single female or married couple
  • You may have other children
  • The agency seeks Christian adoptive parents
  • Must be at least seventeen years older than the child you wish to adopt

 

Latvia

The adoptive parents must:

  • Be a married couple for at least 2 ½ years or a single woman
  • Be at least 18 years older than the child (no exceptions)
  • Minimum of 25 years of age, no upper age limit at this time
  • Latvian law requires a parent/child relationship be established before the final court decision can be made. This is done during the first trip to Latvia
  • Adoptive parents may not have been convicted for violence or threat of violence, sexual or sexual abuse crime, discharged from the duties of guardianship, denied from being a  host or foster family, deprived of custody rights, or charged with alcohol or drug abuse or mentally ill status requiring treatment

 

Lithuania

  • Be a married couple for at least 2 ½ years
  • Be at least 18 years older than the child
  • Adoptive parents can be registered only on the list of children with special needs (regardless of Lithuanian heritage)
  • Adoptive parents should not be more than 50 years of age. Exception can be made if parent is in good health and there is a spouse under age 50
  • Previous divorce is acceptable
  • Lithuanian Central Authority prefers the adopted child to be the youngest in the family but it is not a requirement
  • Certain medical conditions can disqualify prospective adoptive parents. Speak to program coordinator for more details

 

Mexico

Mexico Notes:

Please note that we work in some states of Mexico

Please call 1-800-868-6339 to discuss eligibility requirements

 

Ukraine

  •  Must be 25 years or older
  • Must be at least 15 years older than the child you adopt
  • Previous divorce is acceptable
  • Parents may have other biological and/or adopted children
  • Must be married
  • Those with certain health conditions or a history of mental health issues such as depression should contact a consultant prior to applying to check their eligibility status

 

Peru

  • Be 25 – 50 years old to adopt a child 5 to 6 years of age; Parents 51 to 55 years of age may adopt a child 7 years of age or older.
  • Parents may have other biological and/or adopted children.
  • Single women may adopt.
  • Previous divorce is acceptable.

 

Poland

  • Both married and single persons may adopt
  • While no specific age criteria have been set in order to adopt, in practice adoptive parents must be no more than 40 years older than the child they adopt
  • Poland has set no specific income requirements however they will assess adoptive families to ensure they have a stable financial situation, as well as overall good health and appropriate moral qualities
  • Adoptive parent training is required as per Hague guidelines
  • While Poland is a Catholic country they allow both Catholics and non-Catholics to adopt

 

An Open Door Happy Family

 

Happy Family with their adoptive daughter

“Thank you for helping us bring our Nova home!”

The Jones Family
An Open Door International Adoption from Bulgaria

Adoption Financial Assistance

Every country is different, and fees vary. Our consultants can give you more information about costs and payment dates.

Please contact an Open Door representative prior to completing your application to go over eligibility requirements and also to gather additional information and fees about your country program.

Your adoption consultant will be glad to provode you with a fee sheet of the country of your interest upon request.

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