Bulgaria Adoption

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With nearly 20 years of experience with adoptions from Bulgaria, our first Bulgarian adoption was completed back in 2002!

Happening Now.. Feb, 2020!

Happening Now.. Feb, 2020!

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Bulgarian Adoption Agency

We are uniquely positioned to do Bulgaria adoptions because our acting Agency President is Bulgarian born!  She knows how Bulgaria works!  She knows the best people, including the best attorneys, to work with in Bulgaria.  The overall adoptions from Bulgaria have been increasing in recent years.  Bulgaria’s adoption process is some of the most straightforward when compared to other countries.

Bulgarian Born Agency President

Bulgarian Adoption Agency

We are uniquely positioned to do Bulgaria adoptions because our  Agency President is Bulgarian born!  She knows how Bulgaria works!  She knows the best people, including the best attorneys, to work with in Bulgaria.  The overall adoptions from Bulgaria have been increasing in recent years.  Bulgaria’s adoption process is some of the most straightforward when compared to other countries.

Bulgarian Born Agency President

Bulgarian Adoption FAQ

Here are some questions that we think will help you understand the Bulgarian adoption process better.  If you’d like to chat to someone about any of this, please let us know. 

What Child Can I Adopt?  

Most children growing up in orphanages will not be in perfect health. 

  • Health and special needs may vary.
  • Bulgaria will actually listen to what needs/risk factors you are willing to accept.
  • You can eliminate medical diagnosis you can’t take on.
  • Children with less needs are available, but may require a longer wait.
  • Younger children (1-4) are available, but may require a longer wait.
  • Children, 7 and up, who are medically healthy typically take less than 1 year wait, sometimes less than 6 mo wait.
  • Our latest family waited only 3 months for siblings age 9 and 10 who are healthy.  See their story here.
  • Read more about children who are available here.

    Bulgarian Adoption Requirements? 

    Bulgaria has some of the most easy going requirements of all countries.

    • Older parents accepted. (50+)
    • Parent must be at least 15 years older than child.
    • No Marriage Length Requirement.
    • History of divorce is okay.
    • Income has to only meet CIS requirements.

    How Can I Afford It?   

    Our agency’s fee structure is like no other – in that it is structured on your personal timetable. 

    How Long Will it Take?  

    Most people complete the adoption process anywehre between 1.5 and 2.5 years.  Deciding factors that contribute to how quickly the process goes include: 

     

    • Your ability to complete paperwork quickly.  Home Study and Dossier.
    • The foreign country’s ability to match you with a child.
    • Your own selection criteria of what child you’d be willing to adopt, including health and age characteristics.

    How To Adopt From Bulgaria?

    With the Bulgarian adoption process, you can chose from 2 routes:  “Tradtional Route”  or “Waiting Child Route”.  (You could also combine them). 

    “Traditional Route”

    First step in Bulgarian Adoption.Step 1

    Select a country that suits you.  Find an accredited agency that has experience working with the country you like.

    Second Step in the Bulgarian adoption.

    Step 2

    Let agency help you prepare paperwork.  Includes Home Study and “Dossier”.

    Third Step in the Bulgarian adoption process.

    Step 3

    Complete Home Study to get CIS Approval.  Get “Apostilles” for all dossier documents, including CIS Approval.

    Fourth step in the Bulgarian adoption process.

    Step 4

    Turn in complete dossier, including Home Study and CIS approval to Bulgarian MOJ.

    Fifth step in the adoption process.

    Step 5

    Wait on MOJ to propose a child that would match your family.

    Sixth step in the Bulgarian adoption journey.

    Step 6

    Choose to accept your child, and schedule first trip to go meet them. (See a family who recently accepted their child).

    Seventh Step in the adoption proceedings.

    Step 7

    Trip one.  Meet your child.  While there, give consent to the adoption. (See a family’s blog with their first meet).

    Eight Step in the Bulgarian adoption.

    Step 8

    Few months later, go to pick up your child. (See a family’s blog who recently picked up their children).

     

    “Waiting Child Route”

    First step of the waiting child adoption process.

    Step 1

    View waiting children.  Consult with a doctor about child’s special needs, if any.

     

    Second step in the waiting child adoption.

    Step 2

    Use an accredited agency to submit your “MOJ Application” to Bulgarian MOJ.

    Third step in the waiting child adoption.

    Step 3

    Upon approval of your application by MOJ, let your agency help you with the Home Study, CIS Approval, and Dossier

    Fourth step in the waiting child adoption process.

    Step 4

    MOJ typically allows you 6 months to get your Home Study, CIS approval and complete dossier.

     

    Fifth step in the waiting child process.

    Step 5

    Use an accredited agency to present completed dossier, including Home Study and CIS approval to MOJ.

    Sixth step in waiting child process.

    Step 6

    First trip.  Meet your child.  While there, give consent to the adoption. (See a family’s blog fromt their “first meet”).

    Seventh step in the waiting child adoption process.Step 7

    Few months later, on your second trip, go to pick your child up. (See a family’s blog who recently did just that!)

    Combining “Traditional” and “Waiting Child”

    In order to adopt a Bulgarian child, whether you pursue a traditional adoption or the expedited waiting child adoption, you ultimately have to complete the same adoption requirements.  Therefore, since the adoption paperwork, such as the home study, CIS approval and dossier are the same, you could always start traditional and switch to waiting child if you like.

    This means that if you have taken the decision to adopt, you might as well begin on the paperwork requirements.

    As you advance through the paperwork, you can always be monitoring the waiting children whose process is expedited by the MOJ.

    If you see a waiting child you’d like to pursue adopting, your file would look that much better because you would have already made progress towards your required paperwork.  In the eyes of MOJ, this means that the child can find a home more quickly which would be in his/her best interest.

    Adopting a waiting child can be a much quicker process from start to finish.  Our latest case only took 18 months all together.  See that family’s story here.

    On a case per case basis, there could be grants and/or discounts when pursuing a waiting child adoption, especially if the child is over 7, or if they are siblings.

    A traditional Bulgarian adoption can take longer, but you can specify more about the age and health characteristics of the child that you wish to adopt.  You can also eliminate known medical risk factors.

    Our latest traditional adoption was also very quick – about 15 months from start to finish!  See that family’s story here.

     

    Bulgarian Adoption Cost

    We have a very precise breakdown of the Bulgarian adoption cost on our cost page below. 

     

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    Our Promise About Cost

    In our 18 years of experience, we’ve never lead our client through the adoption process and ended up charging them any extra fees than what is documented above. 

    Our fees are well documented and we’ve never had anything change on anyone whom we’ve served.  No clients of our had ever paid any additional, or unforeseen fees. 

    Therefore, we are comfortable to promise that our fees will not change.  What we list above is what you can expect.  100%.

    Our Experience with Bulgarian Adoption

    We’ve served our parents since 2001.

    Below, we’d like to share some stories of our parents whom we’ve been blessed to serve with their Bulgarian adoptions.  To us, the parents are the true heroes.  We hope these stories will encourage you.

    No More Orphanage!

    “Paperwork Ready” Family!

    Receiving Referral News!

    No More Orphanage!

    Adoptive Mom Interview in Office 2018

    Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions?

    How Long Does It Take?

    Adoptive Mom Interview in Office 2018

    Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions?

    Traveling to Bulgaria?

    How Long Does It Take?

    Timeline – 18mo – Start/Finish

    AirBnB in Sofia

    Adoptive Mom Interview 2019

    Timeline – 18mo – Start/Finish

    Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions

    AirBnB in Sofia

    Bulgarian Adoption Blog

    Bulgarian Traditional Adoption Took Only 20 Months

    Traditional Bulgarian Adoption Takes Only 20mo

    Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions

    Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions

    Bulgarian Adoption Only Took 18 Months

    Bulgarian adoption takes only 18mo.

    Home Studies for Military Families

    Home Studies for Military Families

    Adoption Grants

    Adoption Grants | 15 + Options!

    What is An Apostille

    What is an adoption.