The Bulgaria adoption program has many beautiful children in need of a loving family. Many of the children available for adoption are of Roma, Gypsy or Turkish ethnic background. These children have olive skin, dark hair and large brown eyes. In 2003, Bulgaria implemented the Hague Convention Treaty for their international adoption process and the adoption process has now changed dramatically. Instead of choosing a child to adopt from a photo, adoptive families are now assigned a child from the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice. More boys are available than girls. The age of children available for adoption ranges from 18 months up to 10 years old. However, young married couples with no children or only one child will be given preference over older married couples, couples with more than one child, or single women. However, all married couples and single women up to age 45 are accepted by the Bulgarian government.
The process of adoption in Bulgaria is still undergoing refinement and referrals are taking longer to be issued than under the old process. When applying to adopt a child from Bulgaria, the family can be very specific about the child they wish to adopt. When considering older and special needs children, WIA recommends talking extensively with one of our representatives regarding the risks and the adjustment of these children.
Bulgaria Adoption Timeline
Part of the time it takes to complete an adoption will depend on how fast the adoptive parents gather the required documents needed for the adoption. However, from the time the dossier is submitted until the adoption is completed can take anywhere from one to two years. Please note that there are two trips required to complete an adoption from Bulgaria.
Please see our Bulgaria Adoption FAQ for more information.
“For those who want to help the orphaned children in Bulgaria in other ways please click on this link to read more about One Heart Bulgaria.” http://www.oneheart-bg.org
If you would like more information about adoptions from Bulgaria, please email Kathy Junk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the timeline for international adoption is not completely predictable and there could be many factors that might change our estimated timeline for completion. Some of these factors may include political upheaval, changes in policies and laws regarding adoption with foreign government officials or our own government, war, terrorism, natural disasters, the approval of the adoptive parents by either the U.S. government or the foreign government or possible reemergence of birth families. Wasatch does our best to help you as families to understand the realities of the international adoption process, but things can change quickly and timelines for adoption completion can lengthen through no fault of Wasatch International Adoptions.