An Open Door Adoption : International Adoption Programs

International Adoption Eligibility Requirements


Bulgaria El Salvador Ecuador
Lithuania Mexico Peru Poland Ukraine

The agency discloses to client(s) and prospective client(s) that the following information is available upon request and makes such information available when requested:

(1) the number of its adoption placements per year for the prior three calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided;

(2) the number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on data for the prior three calendar years; and

(3) the number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via the agency.


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Sample Service Contract

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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 900 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,

International Adoption Requirements

Click on a country below to review their adoption requirements.


  • 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

El Salvador

  • Couples must be married 2 1/2 years
  • Previous divorce is acceptable
  • Be a single female or married couple
  • The agency seeks Christian adoptive parents
  • Must be at least seventeen years older than the child you wish to adopt
  • Have a clean criminal history for the past ten years
  • Must be over 25 years old and at least 15 years older than the adopted child, but not more than 45 years older
  • Must be able to meet El Salvador’s travel requirements



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  • 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) unless one of the adoptive parents is a Lithuanian citizen
  • 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



  • Be a married couple for at least 2 1/2 years or a single female
  • Must be over 25 years of age and at least 17 years older than the adopted child. If married, only one parent must meet the age requirement
  • Must demonstrate the financial means to support the physical and educational needs of an adopted child
  • Must be able to meet Mexico’s travel requirements
  • Adopting families must be of the Christian faith



  •  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




  • 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.





  • 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 provide you with a fee sheet of the country of your interest upon request.

We are here to help you make your dream possible! There are many resources available for you.

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Please note: This application is ONLY for the International Adoption program. Regardless of the program you choose, please speak with a representative from our office, prior to submitting an application or payment, to ensure that your family meets the requirements for your desired program.