Poland Adoption

Our first Polish adoption was completed back in 2003.  Over 15 years of experience with Polish adoptions has been a huge help when it comes to serving our parents.  Our acting agency president is Eastern European.  Combine that with our many years of experience, and it makes it easier to help our parents succeed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Polish Adoption Steps

Step 1

Select a country that suits you.  Find an agency that is good at working with the country you like. 

Step 2

Let agency help you prepare paperwork.  Includes “Home Study” and “Dossier”. 

Step 3

Complete Home Study to get CIS Approval.  Get “Apostilles” for all dossier documents, including CIS Approval.

Step 4.

Turn in complete dossier, including Home Study and CIS approval to Polish Central Authority.

Step 5.

Wait on Polish Central Authority to propose a child that would match your family.   

Step 6. 

Choose to accept your child.

Step 7. 

Only 1 trip.  It includes 3 weeks of bonding with child, a court date, an appeal period (Polish law), and Embassy appointment.   Total stay in country could be 6 – 8 weeks. 

A Friendly Warning

To the best of our knowledge, Poland does not have a “waiting child program”.  It does not have any procedures in place that would expedite the adoption of special needs children, like Bulgaria does.  Poland only recognizes you as a candidate after you’ve submitted your dossier and CIS approval to their Central Aurhority. 

Also, our agency does not have a hosting program with Poland.  It never has had such a program.  As far as we know, we have not seen “hosting” or any similar wording described under Hague Adoption Law, nor anywhere under 22CFR96.  Therefore, we are not aware of what laws govern these procedures. 


Polish Adoption Cost

Poland Adoption Cost – Financing – Monthly Payments Available

Fees Paid in US
Application $300 Due with application
Agency Fee $6,200 Payment plan available
IAAME Overseight Fee $500 Per child – Payable to IAAME – Due w contract
Dossier Fee $6,500 Due at your pace
Foreign Country Fees
Wire with Dossier $1,000 Due with submission of dossier
In Country Fee (Wire) $10,000 Due after you’ve accepted your child
Fee Due w Trip (Wire) $8,000 Due when you go to Poland
TOTAL $32,500
Minus Adoption Tax Credit ($14,000)
Total After Tax Credit  $18,500

Our Promise to You About Cost

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%.  

The fees above Do NOT include:
Home Study Fees (likely payable to a local agency in your state, unless you’re in NC)
Airplane Tickets
Cost of staying overseas and taking care of yourself and your child while in Poland
State and federal fees for apostille and authentications. y regulated certification or processing fees
CIS fees; Embassy fees; Mailing Expenses.
Other third party fees
All of these fees are variable in nature. 

Serving Our Families

Below, we’d like to share some stories of our parents whom we’ve been blessed to serve with their Polish adoptions.  To us, the parents are the true heroes.  We hope these stories will encourage you. 

Polish Adoptive Family Homecoming! 

Family brings their Polish daughter to our office

Celebrating 6 Years of being Home from Poland! 

Our Blog with Polish Stories

Welcome A Child in My Name

Christian Adoptive Parents Share Polish Adoption Story

Danica’s Polish Adoption Story

Sweet “Before/After” Adoption Story!

Three Years After Adoption

“Before-After” Adoption Story | 3 Years Later

Polish International Adoption | 6 Years Later

“Before – After” Adoption Story | Aven

Poland Adoption | 8 Years Later

Before and After Poland Adoption Story | 8 Years Later

Polish Adoption Story | 9 Years Later

We can’t believe that it has been 9 years since this Polish adoption was finalized. But here you have it – 9 years after photo – for these children who were adopted from Poland.

Before and After Adoption Stories

This inspired us to do this “before and after” post to show our adopted children stories and remind everyone how awesome adoption is!

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