Posted by: eacadoption | 11/24/2010

We’re Opened for Adoption in Bulgaria!

A lot of good things are happening here at EAC, especially since it’s National Adoption Month.  Recently, we had the joy of sharing the good news that we just opened a program in India, and now just weeks later we are excited to announce that we have opened another program in Bulgaria!

The following is a quick overview of the adoption program in Bulgaria…

Children Available

  • Children 18 months and older are available for adoption.
  • Many sibling groups and older children are also available.

Applicant(s) Age

  • All applicants must be between the ages of 23 to 55
  • Applicants 23 to 49 years can adopt a child 18 months or older.
  • Applicants 50 to 55 years can adopt a child 2 years or older.
  • Single women must be at least 25 years per CIS requirements.

Marriage Status & History

  • Married couples and single women may adopt.
  • Couples must be in a stable marriage for at least nine months.

Divorce

  • Applicants can have two or fewer divorces per person.

Children in Family

  • Applicants with fewer than seven children in the home are able to adopt.

Income

  • Applicants must have a positive net worth and meet U.S. Federal Poverty guidelines. Other income requirements are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Citizenship

  • At least one of the adoptive parents must be a US Citizen.

Travel

  • Bulgaria requires two trips.
  • The first trip is approximately five days.
  • The second trip is approximately seven to 10 days and occurs three to five months after the first trip.

Time Frame

  • Approximate time frame from application through finalization of the adoption is 20 to 36 months (12 months for waiting child)

Bulgaria Document Authentication

  • Application (personal data, short family history, financial situation)
  • Document certifying that the adoptive parent has not been deprived of custody rights
  • Home Study
  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Power of attorney
  • Approval by the USCIS (I-171H)

If you are interested in adopting a child from Bulgaria or would like to learn more about the program please click here to visit our web site.  Our consultants will gladly help you.

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