Bulgarian Adoption Took ONLY 18 Months


Lori’s Timeline:

-From Start to Finish- 

Exactly 1.5 years-

July 2016 – Application with Bulgarian MOJ

January 2017 – Completed Home Study

June 17 2017 – First Trip to Bulgaria

January 2018 – Final Trip 

-Back HomeJanuary 21, 2018-



Bulgaria Adoption Process – “Waiting Child”

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Upon approval of your application by MOJ, let your agency help you with the paperwork – same as “traditional”. (Includes Home Study, CIS Approval, and Dossier)

Step 4.

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

Step 5.

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

Step 6.

First trip.  Meet your child.  Before leaving, give consent to continue adoption. (See a family’s blog showing their videos/pics from their first meet).  See an article about Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions“.

Step 7. 

Few months later, on your second trip, go to pick up your child. (See a family’s blog who recently picked up their children from the orphanage!)

Related Articles | How Many Adoptions are “Traditional”, and How Many “Waiting Child”?

Related Articles | Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions“.



Today's Verse:  -Joshua 1:9-

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go