Age of Parents

Parents between the ages of 23 and 49 may adopt a child 12 months or older. Parents 50 to 55 years old may adopt a child 4 years or older.

Marital Status 
Couples married at least one year may adopt. Each spouse may have up to two divorces. If there is a history of divorce, the current marriage must be 2 years or longer.

Children in Family 

Families with children are welcome to adopt from Bulgaria.
Single Applicant- Single women may adopt.

Families will have a positive net worth and an income of at least $10,000 per family member, including the adopted child.


Criminal History
Applicants can have no history of felonies and no more than two misdemeanors in their lifetime.

Medical History
Applicants with a past or current diagnosis of a life-threatening or communicable disease or other condition that impairs their ability to parent and/or the quality of life of a child are ineligible.

Travel in Country 
Two trips are required. One or both parents must travel for the first trip to bond with the referred child for five to seven days. One parent is required to return on the second trip, which lasts five to seven days. CHI strongly recommends that both parents travel.

Time Frame for Adoption
The approximate time frame from application through finalization of an adoption is 30 to 48 months. The approximate time frame from application through finalization for a waiting child is 18 to 24 months.

Email:   Tel: 314-812-1742

Photos on this page are used by permission. The children pictured are not available for adoption.

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