Adopting a Bulgarian Child

Adopting a 3 Year Old Child From Bulgaria

Update: August 24, 2020

“Welcome to Bulgaria”


On August 23, 2020, our family arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria to pick up their 3 year old son and complete their Bulgarian adoption.

 To God Be the Glory for that!  Furthermore, they showed a NEGATIVE COVID test at Customs and were NOT asked to Quarantine.  Instead, they told us that the officer said: 

“Welcome to Bulgaria”! 

Update: August 26, 2020:   Our family is doing well in Bulgaria, getting to know their son!  We see a lot more smiles each day!  To Jesus Christ be the glory! 

Adoptive father taking a walk with his 3 Year Old Son in Sofia.
Adoptive mom hugs her adorable new son.
Mom holding her adopted son's hand.

Update: February 7, 2020

“Meeting Their 3 Year Old Son”


On February 7, 2020, our family arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria on their first trip to meet their 3 year old son as they move through the steps to complete their Bulgarian adoption.

Bulgarian Adoption Update

Update: February 7, 2020 – Charlotte NC

We have an exciting update from our family who just got done with their first trip.

On this trip, they visited their 2 year old son for the first time!

A strange combination of anxiety and excitment usually ensues most people. Praising God that the interactions, or bonding, went well each day and they only got better as more time passed!

The adoptive family spent a few hours with him each day.  They got to visit in the morning and then again after “nap time”, in the afternoon.  

Their first visit is over and they’re sad to leave, but excited to come back for trip two and take him home forever!

And just like that, a family is born!

It wasn’t without difficulties and trials, but once you get to this point, nothing else matters!


Adoptive parents bonding with their 3 year old son.
Adoptive mom playing with her son in the orphanage

Adopting a Bulgarian Child


June 6, 2019 – Charlotte NC

We are excited to share with you that one of our awesome adoptive families has just accepted their child. (If you’d like to learn more about how you’re matched with a child, please click here)

They have accepted a 2 year old boy from Bulgaria!

We are thrilled to be able to serve this family!  We love witnessing their faith and perseverance throughout their adoption process that has lead them to this moment!

Though they are not yet done meeting paperwork requirements, their future does hold a trip to meet their son!

This is even sweeter news, as this family initially began their adoption process with the intent to adopt from Poland.  However, they decided that switching to Bulgaria is a better fit for them. 

We helped them with this transition by waving our agency fee and our dossier fee which they had already paid for Poland.

Bulgaria has 2 trips, which are very short compared to other countries.  The first trip is usually about 5 days.  The second is usually about 8.

We look forward to updating you as they continue on their path to becoming parents!

We pray that their story can inspire you to consider adoption!  

Adoptive family commits to the Bulgarian adoption process.
Family starts the adoption process together.

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We are humbled to have over 19 years of experience with Bulgarian and Polish international adoption.  Let our experience enrich your research.  The answers to these questions about the process are written through experience and know how.  Sometimes the answers may surprise you for the better.  Text us or call us with any questions.  704 527 7673. 

International Adoption Agency has 19 years of experience.