Bulgaria

Total Adoptions for 2017

  • Ages 1-2 4.76% 4.76%
  • Ages 3-4 17.69% 17.69%
  • Ages 5 – 12 48.98% 48.98%
  • Ages 13 – 17 27.89% 27.89%
  • 18 and Older 0.68% 0.68%

Total Adoptions for 2016

  • Ages 1-2 1.0% 1.0%
  • Ages 3-4 31.34% 31.34%
  • Ages 5 – 12 46.27% 46.27%
  • Ages 13 – 17 21.39% 21.39%
  • 18 and Older 0% 0%

Total Adoptions for 2015

  • Ages 1-2 7.57% 7.57%
  • Ages 3-4 29.19% 29.19%
  • Ages 5 – 12 46.49% 46.49%
  • Ages 13 – 17 16.22% 16.22%
  • 18 and Older 0.54% 0.54%

Bulgaria Adoption Requirements

Residency Reqs:  None.  However, prospective adoptive parents are expected to spend 5 days with their adoptive child before the orphanage director will release the child. 

Age Requirements:  Adoptive parents must be at least 15 years older than their adoptive children. 

Marriage:  Under Bulgarian law, adoptive parents can be married couple or a single person.  

For more info on Bulgaria, please see our site here

Who Can be Adopted?

Children are listed on the registry for domestic adoption if they are officially relinquished or abandoned by the parents.  If no Bulgarian family adopts a child from the domestic registry within six months of listing, the child is entered into the registry for international adoptions, maintained by the Ministry of Justice.   

The Process

1.   Choose an Accredited ASP (adoption agency)
2.  Apply to be Found Eligible to Adopt
3.  Be Matched with a Child
4.  Apply for the Child to be Found Eligible for Immigration to the United States
5.  Adopt the Child in Bulgaria
6.  Bring your Child Home 

For more details on these steps, ask us a question here.  Or call us at 704 527 7673