Bulgarian Traditional Adoption

Bulgarian Adoption Completed in 20 Months

If you’re willing to adopt an older over the age of 7, your will likely wait less than 6 months to be matched. 

This family of ours waited only 3 months to be matched with their Bulgarian children.  See their story below! 

Adopted children leaving Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Adoption Timeline?

How Long Did It Take to Adopt from Bulgaria?

Finish Home Study 10 Months
Wait for Referral 3 Months
First Trip 1 Month Later
Second Trip 6 Months Later
Total 20 Months

Goodbye Orphanage!

adoptive family going hiking together.
Father and adopted son climbing a rope.
father and son playing in the snow together.
adopted siblings watching a movie in Bulgaria.
father and son wrestling in the snow.

Bulgarian Traditional Adoption

We invite you to see pictures from our family’s trips to Bulgaria as they completed their “Traditional Bulgarian Adoption”. We absolutely love the video of them walking out of the orphanage together!

Your first trip to Bulgaria is about 5 – 7 days.  You’ll meet your children at the orphanage and hang out with them a few hours each day.  On the last day, you’ll give your consent for the adoption to move through the Bulgarian court system. 

On your second trip, the very first think you’d do is to get get your kids.  You’ll walk out of the orphanage with them and go to Sofia (the capital) for the remaining 5 – 7 days.

Bulgarian Orphanage Conditions

AirBnB in Sofia

Parents travel to Bulgaria for adoption.
Adoptive parents experience a Bulgarian coffee shop.
Adoptive parents stay in sofia before going to the orphanage.

Mom Gets News of Referral!

Arriving in Sofia – Trip 1 

“Paperwork Ready”

Continue Your Adoption Research

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.