With nearly 20 years of experience with adoptions from Bulgaria, our first Bulgarian adoption was completed back in 2002!
Bulgarian Adoption Agency
We are uniquely positioned to do Bulgaria adoptions because our acting Agency President is Bulgarian born! She knows how Bulgaria works! She knows the best people, including the best attorneys, to work with in Bulgaria. The overall adoptions from Bulgaria have been increasing in recent years. Bulgaria’s adoption process is some of the most straightforward when compared to other countries.
Bulgarian Adoption Agency
We are uniquely positioned to do Bulgaria adoptions because our Agency President is Bulgarian born! She knows how Bulgaria works! She knows the best people, including the best attorneys, to work with in Bulgaria. The overall adoptions from Bulgaria have been increasing in recent years. Bulgaria’s adoption process is some of the most straightforward when compared to other countries.
Bulgarian Adoption Requirements?
Bulgaria has some of the most easy going requirements of all countries.
- Older parents accepted. (50+)
- Parent must be at least 15 years older than child.
- No Marriage Length Requirement.
- History of divorce is okay.
- Income has to only meet CIS requirements.
How Long Will it Take?
Most people complete the adoption process anywehre between 1.5 and 2.5 years. Deciding factors that contribute to how quickly the process goes include:
- Your ability to complete paperwork quickly. Home Study and Dossier.
- The foreign country’s ability to match you with a child.
- Your own selection criteria of what child you’d be willing to adopt, including health and age characteristics.
Select a country that suits you. Find an accredited agency that has experience working with the country you like.
Wait on MOJ to propose a child that would match your family.
Choose to accept your child, and schedule first trip to go meet them. (See a family who recently accepted their child).
Trip one. Meet your child. While there, give consent to the adoption. (See a family’s blog with their first meet).
Few months later, go to pick up your child. (See a family’s blog who recently picked up their children).
Combining “Traditional” and “Waiting Child”
In order to adopt a Bulgarian child, whether you pursue a traditional adoption or the expedited waiting child adoption, you ultimately have to complete the same adoption requirements. Therefore, since the adoption paperwork, such as the home study, CIS approval and dossier are the same, you could always start traditional and switch to waiting child if you like.
This means that if you have taken the decision to adopt, you might as well begin on the paperwork requirements.
If you see a waiting child you’d like to pursue adopting, your file would look that much better because you would have already made progress towards your required paperwork. In the eyes of MOJ, this means that the child can find a home more quickly which would be in his/her best interest.
On a case per case basis, there could be grants and/or discounts when pursuing a waiting child adoption, especially if the child is over 7, or if they are siblings.
A traditional Bulgarian adoption can take longer, but you can specify more about the age and health characteristics of the child that you wish to adopt. You can also eliminate known medical risk factors.
Our latest traditional adoption was also very quick – about 15 months from start to finish! See that family’s story here.
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In our 18 years of experience, we’ve never lead our client through the adoption process and ended up charging them any extra fees than what is documented above.
Our fees are well documented and we’ve never had anything change on anyone whom we’ve served. No clients of our had ever paid any additional, or unforeseen fees.
Therefore, we are comfortable to promise that our fees will not change. What we list above is what you can expect. 100%.