Children from 4 months to 15 years of age. The adoption of siblings is possible. A request for a specific gender is possible. Physical Features: Armenians tend to have complexions that range from very fair to olive skin with light brown to black hair. A request for a specific gender is possible.
Marriage Requirements: Both single women and married couples are eligible to adopt. Families may have only either one or no children already in the home.
Age Requirements: Single prospective adoptive parents must be at least 18 years older than the adopted child.
Income Requirements: Minimum Income $ 100,000
Religion Requirements: None
2-3 trips are required. The first trip will last approximately 1 week in country and you will meet your child and meet with the Armenian Central Authority. Only one parent is required for the first trip. The second trip takes place 2-4 months later and will last approximately 5-10 days in country where you will appear in court for the adoption proceedings. Both parents are required for the second trip. After court, there is a mandatory waiting period of no less than 30 days after which the adoption decree is made. Families may choose to remain in country during this time or may opt to return home and make a third trip to pick the child up.
Adopt Abroad Armenian Adoption Program Fee Schedule (PDF).
Please contact Adopt Abroad for further information.
Estimated time from dossier submission to picking up your child is 18-30 months.
The Armenian adoption process is final in country. Your child will travel on an IR 3 visa back to the USA. Post adoption visits and reports are required 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months after the child is placed for a total of (3) reports from the home study agency. After this, self-reports by the family are required to be made to Armenia at 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, and 60 months.
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