Apostilles for a Bulgarian Adoption

New York Department of State


How To Apostille a Document for Adoption in Indiana?


The green documents are “green” because I want to help you group them together in the sense that they will all be going together to get an “Apostille” from the Secretary of State in Indiana.

In order to get an Apostille a document in IN, you have to send the documents to the Secretary of State.  

Indiana is one of few states that DOES NOT charge when the purpose of obtaining the Apostille is ADOPTION. 

The address is: 

Business Services Division

302 West Washington Street, Room E018

Indianapolis, IN 46204

IN typically charges $2 per apostille UNLESS the documents are for the purpose of adoption.  .  

Please include a pre-paid self addressed envelope for IN to return the apostilled docs to you.  (Please have a tracking number) 

317 232 6576  – please call to verify that nothing has changed since these instructions were written.  Please ask them if there are any changes due to COVID19? (Double check fees, location, and ask if they have a preferred mail courier) 

Click below to get the form you’ll need as a “cover letter” to request an Apostille from IN.  

Cover Letter on their site is here:  file:///C:/Users/Nick/Downloads/56720%20fill-in%20(3).pdf

But it opens as a pdf, so it may not work.  To get it from their site directly, please go to:  http://www.in.gov/sos/business/4096.htm

Additional Notes:

Now, keep in mind, just because all the “green” documents will go together, that does not mean that they are all prepared in the same way.  

On the contrary there are quite a few differences in the steps you have to take with each in order to get them eligible for an apostille.  

One quick example is the Medical form.  It is signed by your doctor, and a notary notarizes his/her signature.  So you don’t have to do much but send it.  

However, the passport copies is something you make copies of and implement the affidavit/oath legalization before sending it – so you have more work there.  

Different forms will need different things done to them.  So please make sure to take the time and read the individual steps within each different document.  For some that are more challenging to prepare, there are videos of me explaining things.  Hope that helps.   At the end of the day, remember, I am here to help, so if somethings isn’t clear – pick up the phone and call me! 704 527 7673. Or text, or skype me, or email me. Lets do this thing!

(Below is an FAQ directly from IN Secy of State, if you’d like to check it out – but you don’t have to, and we always link to our Bulgaria page – as it is always changing with its new blogs and adoption stories)