Where? Bulgaria is in Eastern Europe.
Who Can Adopt
Heterosexual married couples.
Must be at 19–50 years old, and at least 15 years older than the child.
No minimum length to marriage.
Children available to the USA are ages 3–12.
Children are of Roma or Turkish ethnicity.
Special needs children and sibling groups, ages 2–17.
Waiting Time for a Referral
Time frames for international adoption are never certain. We have seen a significant
slow down with referrals. The time frames listed are based on typical experience of
dossier to referral time:
Children ages 3–5: 3 years.
Children ages 6–12: 7–9 months.
Special needs and sibling groups—no wait.
Once referred, must travel within 2 months.
1st trip 7 days—sign documents initiate process.
Couple returns home. 30 days for approval and court.
2nd trip 7–10 days—Bulgarian passport (3 days),
Medical check-up by Embassy physician (2 days), USA Visa (2 days)
Intake fee: $250
Program fee: $15,000 – 50% with dossier/50% with referral
In-country expenses (travel/food/lodging): vary