Children from age 3 to 16 years of age, with the majority being age 7 years and older. The adoption of siblings is possible. A request for a specific gender is possible. Physical characteristics: The Bulgarian people have a mix of Roma, Turkish and Bulgarian heritages. The children range from Caucasian to Turkish to Roma. This means their complexions will range from fair to darker olive.
Age Requirements: The adoptive parents must be between the ages of 25-55 years old. The maximum age approval will be 55 years older than the child (singles age 50). Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 15 years older than their adoptive children. Applicants should be in generally good health with no known conditions that would impair the adoption and raising of the child. You may have other children in the home.
Marriage Requirements: Prospective adoptive parents can be married heterosexual couples or a singles.
Income Requirements: Applicants should have at least average income for the country they reside in.
2 trips are required.
Your first trip is a short trip of five working days to meet your child in person and to sign the intent to adopt paperwork. Both parents must travel for the first trip. The second trip will occur 2-4 months after the first trip and once the adoption has been completed and the passport for the child has been obtained. Only one parent needs to travel for the second trip. During the second trip, you will have a mandatory visit to the US Consulate and medical clinic. The second trip requires 7-12 days on average.
Adopt Abroad Bulgaria Adoption Program Fee Schedule (PDF).
Please contact Adopt Abroad for further information.
The time frames for a Bulgarian adoption vary based on the age child you are seeking. Estimated time from dossier submission to picking up your child is 3 years for children age 4 years and under and 2-3 years for older children.
The Bulgarian 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 at 6, 12, 18 & 24 months.
Many countries allow the publishing of photos and information on needy waiting children. Photos and information can only be published on a secure web site to protect the children. Please contact us for photos of waiting children from Bulgaria.
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