International Adoption

Our Programs

We place children from the ages of 6 months to 16 years. Though the most frequent request is for children under 2 years old, we are committed to finding loving homes for older and special needs children too. Sibling groups are also looking for homes. Many families adopt two or more unrelated children and create their own sibling groups.

Due to Hague requirements, all adoptive families must complete a minimum of 10 hours of adoption-related education before their home study can be finalized. We have partnered with Adoption Learning Partners to offer this education online. The fees are set by ALP and are subject to change. KidsFirst also maintains a lending library and educational resource binder, both of which are available to families at all times.
We place children from the ages of 6 months to 16 years. Though the most frequent request is for children under 2 years old, we are committed to finding loving homes for older and special needs children too. Sibling groups are also looking for homes. Many families adopt two or more unrelated children and create their own sibling groups.

Due to Hague requirements, all adoptive families must complete a minimum of 10 hours of adoption-related education before their home study can be finalized. We have partnered with Adoption Learning Partners to offer this education online. The fees are set by ALP and are subject to change. KidsFirst also maintains a lending library and educational resource binder, both of which are available to families at all times.

What we provide

One-On-One Communication

One-on-one communication with adoptive parents to ensure that they fully understand which programs and situations are best for them.

Responsive Help

Close communication with our representatives abroad and timely responses when issues arise.

Information

We will provide you with as much information as possible to ensure that both the needs of the child and adoptive family are considered as we find a match.

Guidance

Guidance to ensure that every adoptive parent consults with top specialists to understand the medical needs and personality traits of any child considered for adoption.

Step-By-Step Guidance

Step-by-step guidance through the adoption process, from match to finalization. We will continue to support families post-adoption by providing resources for years following placement.

Compassion

It is our goal to see children thrive in loving families. That is why we work and why we pour our heart and souls into ensuring the success of each adoption.

Adoption in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a very straight-forward and transparent adoption process, which generally requires short stays in Bulgaria. Our overseas team is knowledgeable about the well-being of the children and will provide information about the child's health including the physical, social, and psychological development of the child. We have a waiting child program in Bulgaria to match children with adoptive parents. We maintain constant communication with our overseas partners to find waiting children who will be a good match with our adoptive parents.

Parent Eligibility

  • Couples and single women
  • Must be at least 25 years old
  • Cannot be more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

  • Children range in age from 2 to 15 years old.
  • The most common medical issues in Bulgarian children tend to be from a lack of prenatal care by the birthmother.
  • The most common special needs tend to be from delays in psychomotor development, hydrocephaly (sometimes with a shunt administered), and cerebral palsy.
  • Children are mostly raised in orphanages, however, they may also be in foster homes.
  • The children being placed for adoption are generally of Roma or Turkish descent. Bulgaria also has a large Slavic population.
  • Bulgaria provides very detailed referral information. Each child's referral includes a picture, detailed medical report, and sometimes videos. Additional information can be provided through our international coordinators.

Average Wait

  • For healthy children up to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 4 years.
  • For healthy children 4-7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 3-4 years.
  • For healthy children older than 7, the wait time can be approximately 2-3 years.
  • For sibling groups, the wait time is dependent on the age of the children.
  • For special needs children, there may be no wait time. Once the child has been selected by a family, a referral can be held up for 6 months while the necessary paperwork is completed. Contact us to find a list of current waiting children, and learn more about them.

Travel

Families travel approximately 2-3 months after accepting a referral. The first trip lasts 1 week, and both parents must travel. The second trip takes place 3-4 months after the first. This trip is 1 week long and only one parent must travel, if both cannot.

The court date for a Bulgarian adoption is not attended by the family, and takes place in the time between both trips. This will be handled by our Bulgarian partners.

Requirements & Process

To begin a Bulgarian adoption, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. We walk our families through each stop of the dossier process, which is shorter for Bulgaria than for most countries.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice.
Bulgaria has a very straight-forward and transparent adoption process, which generally requires short stays in Bulgaria. Our overseas team is knowledgeable about the well-being of the children and will provide information about the child's health including the physical, social, and psychological development of the child. We have a waiting child program in Bulgaria to match children with adoptive parents. We maintain constant communication with our overseas partners to find waiting children who will be a good match with our adoptive parents.

Parent Eligibility

  • Couples and single women
  • Must be at least 25 years old
  • Cannot be more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

  • Children range in age from 2 to 15 years old.
  • The most common medical issues in Bulgarian children tend to be from a lack of prenatal care by the birthmother.
  • The most common special needs tend to be from delays in psychomotor development, hydrocephaly (sometimes with a shunt administered), and cerebral palsy.
  • Children are mostly raised in orphanages, however, they may also be in foster homes.
  • The children being placed for adoption are generally of Roma or Turkish descent. Bulgaria also has a large Slavic population.
  • Bulgaria provides very detailed referral information. Each child's referral includes a picture, detailed medical report, and sometimes videos. Additional information can be provided through our international coordinators.

Average Wait

  • For healthy children up to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 4 years.
  • For healthy children 4-7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 3-4 years.
  • For healthy children older than 7, the wait time can be approximately 2-3 years.
  • For sibling groups, the wait time is dependent on the age of the children.
  • For special needs children, there may be no wait time. Once the child has been selected by a family, a referral can be held up for 6 months while the necessary paperwork is completed. Contact us to find a list of current waiting children, and learn more about them.

Travel

Families travel approximately 2-3 months after accepting a referral. The first trip lasts 1 week, and both parents must travel. The second trip takes place 3-4 months after the first. This trip is 1 week long and only one parent must travel, if both cannot.

The court date for a Bulgarian adoption is not attended by the family, and takes place in the time between both trips. This will be handled by our Bulgarian partners.

Requirements & Process

To begin a Bulgarian adoption, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. We walk our families through each stop of the dossier process, which is shorter for Bulgaria than for most countries.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice.

Adoption in The Dominican Republic

Bulgaria has a very straight-forward and transparent adoption process, which generally requires short stays in Bulgaria. Our overseas team is knowledgeable about the well-being of the children and will provide information about the child's health including the physical, social, and psychological development of the child. We have a waiting child program in Bulgaria to match children with adoptive parents. We maintain constant communication with our overseas partners to find waiting children who will be a good match with our adoptive parents.

Parent Eligibility

  • Couples and single women
  • Must be at least 25 years old
  • Cannot be more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

  • Children range in age from 2 to 15 years old.
  • The most common medical issues in Bulgarian children tend to be from a lack of prenatal care by the birthmother.
  • The most common special needs tend to be from delays in psychomotor development, hydrocephaly (sometimes with a shunt administered), and cerebral palsy.
  • Children are mostly raised in orphanages, however, they may also be in foster homes.
  • The children being placed for adoption are generally of Roma or Turkish descent. Bulgaria also has a large Slavic population.
  • Bulgaria provides very detailed referral information. Each child's referral includes a picture, detailed medical report, and sometimes videos. Additional information can be provided through our international coordinators.

Average Wait

  • For healthy children up to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 4 years.
  • For healthy children 4-7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 3-4 years.
  • For healthy children older than 7, the wait time can be approximately 2-3 years.
  • For sibling groups, the wait time is dependent on the age of the children.
  • For special needs children, there may be no wait time. Once the child has been selected by a family, a referral can be held up for 6 months while the necessary paperwork is completed. Contact us to find a list of current waiting children, and learn more about them.

Travel

Families travel approximately 2-3 months after accepting a referral. The first trip lasts 1 week, and both parents must travel. The second trip takes place 3-4 months after the first. This trip is 1 week long and only one parent must travel, if both cannot.

The court date for a Bulgarian adoption is not attended by the family, and takes place in the time between both trips. This will be handled by our Bulgarian partners.

Requirements & Process

To begin a Bulgarian adoption, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. We walk our families through each stop of the dossier process, which is shorter for Bulgaria than for most countries.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice.
KidsFirst International Adoption began working in the Dominican Republic in February 2016. Our partner in the country is Madelaine Diaz Jimenez.

Parent Eligibility

  • Married couples only
  • Must be married at least 5 years
  • Must be at least 30 years old, and no more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

Children up for adoption in the Dominican Republic are generally orphaned due to voluntary or involuntary termination of parental rights, the death of a parent, or the inability of a parent to provide adequate care because they already have children or are parenting a child with special needs. Many children are abandoned at the hospital after birth.

Requirements & Process

To begin an adoption in the Dominican Republic, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. KidsFirst will help you prepare these documents and walk you through every step. The dossier requires a medical certificate, psychological evaluation, and FBI clearance, among other things.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to the adoption authorities at CONANI for review. Once the dossier is approved, the family is placed on a waiting list for referral.

Average Wait

  • The wait time to receive a child referral depends on your medical preferences and the age of the child.
  • For children 8 months to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 1.5 years.
  • For children 3-5 years old, the wait time can range from 1 to 1.5 years.
  • For children 5-8 years old, the wait time may be less than a year.
  • For children older than 8, a family may be matched within a few months.

Travel

Prospective parents are required to travel for one trip. Both parents must be in the country for approximately 5 weeks for a socialization and cohabitation period.

After this time, one parent may return home, giving the other parent power of attorney to complete the legal process, which can take an additional 2.5 to 3 months. Friends of family members may join the parent in the Dominican Republic for the remainder of the trip.

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Adoption in Poland

Bulgaria has a very straight-forward and transparent adoption process, which generally requires short stays in Bulgaria. Our overseas team is knowledgeable about the well-being of the children and will provide information about the child's health including the physical, social, and psychological development of the child. We have a waiting child program in Bulgaria to match children with adoptive parents. We maintain constant communication with our overseas partners to find waiting children who will be a good match with our adoptive parents.

Parent Eligibility

  • Couples and single women
  • Must be at least 25 years old
  • Cannot be more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

  • Children range in age from 2 to 15 years old.
  • The most common medical issues in Bulgarian children tend to be from a lack of prenatal care by the birthmother.
  • The most common special needs tend to be from delays in psychomotor development, hydrocephaly (sometimes with a shunt administered), and cerebral palsy.
  • Children are mostly raised in orphanages, however, they may also be in foster homes.
  • The children being placed for adoption are generally of Roma or Turkish descent. Bulgaria also has a large Slavic population.
  • Bulgaria provides very detailed referral information. Each child's referral includes a picture, detailed medical report, and sometimes videos. Additional information can be provided through our international coordinators.

Average Wait

  • For healthy children up to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 4 years.
  • For healthy children 4-7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 3-4 years.
  • For healthy children older than 7, the wait time can be approximately 2-3 years.
  • For sibling groups, the wait time is dependent on the age of the children.
  • For special needs children, there may be no wait time. Once the child has been selected by a family, a referral can be held up for 6 months while the necessary paperwork is completed. Contact us to find a list of current waiting children, and learn more about them.

Travel

Families travel approximately 2-3 months after accepting a referral. The first trip lasts 1 week, and both parents must travel. The second trip takes place 3-4 months after the first. This trip is 1 week long and only one parent must travel, if both cannot.

The court date for a Bulgarian adoption is not attended by the family, and takes place in the time between both trips. This will be handled by our Bulgarian partners.

Requirements & Process

To begin a Bulgarian adoption, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. We walk our families through each stop of the dossier process, which is shorter for Bulgaria than for most countries.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice.
KidsFirst International Adoption began working in Poland in July 2015. Our partner in the country is Marta Kuczewska.

Parent Eligibility

  • Married couples only
  • Must be married at least 5 years
  • Must be at least 30 years old, and no more than 50 years older than the child

Child Profiles

Children up for adoption in the Dominican Republic are generally orphaned due to voluntary or involuntary termination of parental rights, the death of a parent, or the inability of a parent to provide adequate care because they already have children or are parenting a child with special needs. Many children are abandoned at the hospital after birth.

Requirements & Process

To begin an adoption in the Dominican Republic, each family must complete a Hague-approved home study and dossier. KidsFirst will help you prepare these documents and walk you through every step. The dossier requires a medical certificate, psychological evaluation, and FBI clearance, among other things.

Once these two steps are complete, they will be submitted to the adoption authorities at CONANI for review. Once the dossier is approved, the family is placed on a waiting list for referral.

Average Wait

  • The wait time to receive a child referral depends on your medical preferences and the age of the child.
  • For children up to 7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 12-15 months.
  • For a sibling group up to 7 years old, the wait time can be approximately 12 months.
  • For a sibling group up to 10 years old, the wait time can be approximately 6-12 months
  • For a child with special needs up to 3 years old, the wait time can be approximately 12 months.
  • For a child with special needs up to age 5, the wait time can be approximately 6 months.

Travel

Prospective parents are required to travel for one trip. Both parents must be in the country for approximately 5 weeks for a socialization and cohabitation period.

After this time, one parent may return home, giving the other parent power of attorney to complete the legal process, which can take an additional 2.5 to 3 months. Friends of family members may join the parent in the Dominican Republic for the remainder of the trip.

Have you ever wondered if adoption might be right for you?