Pakistan - Non-Hague Country
ADOPTIVE FAMILY REQUIREMENTS
Age of adopting parents: Pakistan does not have age requirements.
Marriage: Heterosexual couples.
Single applicants: Heterosexual single women.
Religion: Muslim families of Pakistani or other Muslim cultures.
Income: No income requirements. Applicants must meet the US State Department poverty guidelines.
Children in the home: no requirements.
Kefala adoption will require re-adoption in a US court.
Residency: No residency requirements.
CHILDREN AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION FROM PAKISTAN
Children from the age of infants to the age of 16 may be adopted.
Timeframe: The time frame for adopting a child from Pakistan varies depending upon the age of the child sought. As a general rule adopting younger children takes longer. At present the time for adopting a child from Pakistan is difficult to predict.
Post Placement Reporting: Required. Adopt Abroad will require post placement reporting. In addition the government of Pakistan may require that the adoptive parents bring the child back to Pakistan for an interview after the adoption is completed.
Pakistan is located in South Asia. It is the sixth most populous nation in the world with some 199 million people and is the 36st largest country in land mass. Pakistan has a coastline along the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman, India, Afghanistan, Iran and China.
The area has long history of being rules by various empires and dynasties of different faiths and cultures. It is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country. Currently Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic with Islam as the state religion. Pakistan is considered as a developing country.
Pakistan is divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus River plain and the Baluchistan Plateau. The northern highlands contain the Karakorum, Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges. The Balochistan Plateau lies in the west and the Thar Desert in the east. The climate varies from tropical to temperate, with arid conditions in the coastal south. There are four distinct seasons.