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.
We love to share pictures of post adoption report showing amazing transformations for the children once they come home to their loving homes. Adoption is awesome. Though the paperwork may sometimes be challenging, we’ve never had a family who got their child and said “not worth it, the paperwork was too hard”. To Christ the glory for another family put together through international adoption! Enjoy!
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.
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.
We are humbled to have over 23 years of experience with Bulgarian, Polish 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.