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Waiting Children Updated – March 25, 2019

Are "Waiting Children" all the Children Waiting?

No.

In fact, most of the children available for international adoption will not appear on here, or other “waiting child photo-listings”. 

The photo-listing is allowed by Bulgarian MOJ.  They allow it to advocate for these children because they have more severe special needs or are older.   

If you are not open to adopting special needs, or older children you may want to consider  Traditional Bulgarian Adoption. 

A "Waiting Child Warning" from St. Mary's Friendly Staff

In order to prevent heartbreak, we advise that you do not fall in love with waiting children before understanding the adoption process, it’s timetables, and necessary approvals.  Please also understand the child’s special needs before considering them further. 

Please know that waiting children are not, or should not, be held “waiting” by an agency.  Those agencies who abide by the Hague Convention’s international adoption laws work under the supervision of governments, both domestic and foreign, to provide adopiton services.  Agencies do not have the authority to keep waiting children.  Only governments who have jurisdiction of the children may be willing to do that given that you follow their requirements and their timetable for the adoption process. 

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Did you know..?

What country may deny parents because they're obese?

Philippines’ ICAB says obesity is BMI of 35 or more.

China – 40 BMI

See more FACTS and STATS HERE.

What country requires parents to stay a min of a "few months to 2 years to bond"?

Nigeria.

See more FACTS and STATS HERE.

What country requires that orphans are 5 or older to be eligible for adoption?

Ukraine.

See more FACTS and STATS HERE.

What country requires parents to "share a household for a set amount of time, not to exceed 6 mo"?

Latvia.

See more FACTS and STATS HERE.

See Rules/Stats from Around the Globe

Rainbowkids Article by Saint Mary Adoptions

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