Adopting a Bulgarian Child

Adopting a Bulgarian Child

We are excited to share with you that one of our awesome adoptive families accepted the proposed match for their child! 

They have accepted a 2 year old boy from Bulgaria!

Adopting a 3 Year Old Child From Bulgaria

We are thrilled to be able to serve this family!  Their faith and perseverance are truly special!  They started their journey with Poland, but decided that Bulgaria is a better fit, so they switched. 

They quickly updated their home study, and put together the necessary paperwork to meet the eligibility criteria.  We waived our agency fee and our dossier fee to help them with the transition! 

They have now accepted a 2 year old boy from Bulgaria! Learn more about their steps below.

Trip 1 – Meeting Their 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.

The first trip is usually 5 to 7 days.  Parents are given an option as to when they’d like to fly into Bulgaria – either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  Meeting the child at the orphanage takes place on Monday.  Parent spend some time with their child each day until Thursday.  They fly out on Friday. 

Trip 2 – Picking Up Their Son!

In August, 2020, our family arrived in Bulgaria to pick their son up!  It took 5 months for the legal proceedings to be completed.  5 months is very good considering the Covid delays of 2020.  Our Bulgarian partners moved the case through the court with no issues and the judge approved the adoption.

On the second trip, the parents are now legal parents, so they take the child and leave the orphanage together on the first day. The trip is usually about 7 to 9 days.  It is spent in Sofia where the parents complete the US Embassy procedures for getting the child’s visa.  The child becomes a US citizen automatically.

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

Sharing Thoughts on Orphanages

In addtion to Cassie and Christian’s interview above, we invite you to see more of our parents share what they thought of Bulgarian orphanges thru the years.  See Lori’s Interview from 2017  or  Jessica’s Interview from 2019.

How Can I Afford The Cost?

With our agency, which we believe is unique, the cost of the adoption becomes due on your own timetable, not ours.  We call this a floating fee structure”

We also offer 37 month financing which lets you make a fixed monthly payment for 37 months.  Some of our parents love this option because it lets them spend less money before they can qualify for grants.

Getting the adoption tax credit also helps parents with the cost of international adoption.

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Post Adoption

As of June, 2021, our family has been home for more than 6 months.  We’re thrilled to say that they’re doing very well!

Often times orphans are diagnosed with different things while they are in orphanages, and their son was no exception.  However, his doctor in the US reports that he is in “very healthy and strong”.

Their social worker reports that he is “greatly bonded with his mother and father”.   He seeks out his mom first and then both parents when he is in an unfamiliar place.  

The social worker says that he “shows no present signs of grieving or loss.  He struggled a couple times at first, in September (2020) but hasn’t struggled since”. He is well adjusted to being in the family! 

6 months post adoption photo of adopted child out for Halloween.
6 months post adoption of
6 months post adoption showing mom and son cooking together.

Succes Stories

Learning about the process by seeing how different families went through each step can be a good learning experience for future adoptive parents.  We've shared several stories, each with real timelines, and steps, as they happened in real life to real families.

Christian and Sandra's Story

Finished adoption in 27 months.

Monica and Manny's Story

Finished adoption in 25 months

Jeremy and Jessica's Story

Finished adoption in 20 months

Stacy and Sam's Story

Finished adoption in 18.5 months

Lori's Story

Finished adoption in 18 Months

Ana' Story

Finished adoption in 20 months.

Paul and April's Story

Finished adoption in 28 months

Mike and Megan's Story

Finished adoption in 30 months

Daniel and Alexandra's Story

Finished adoption in 36 months

Continue Your Research

We are humbled to have over 21 years of experience with BulgarianPolish and Serbian international adoption. We also help parents adopt children with special needs such as Down Syndrome.  Continue to learn about the process and your options by checking the links below.  If you have any questions, we offer a FREE, No-Obligation Consult.  The consult is a great place to start your research.

Text us or call us with any questions.  704 527 7673.

Saint Mary International Adoptions has over 21 years of experience helping people adopt.