Colombia

Colombia

Colombia – ICBF Program

Due to a moratorium, Colombia is currently only accepting applications for families who are open to a child 7 years of age and older, siblings groups, or children with special needs (unless one or both parents has Colombian heritage).

Adoptive Parent Requirements

Many international countries have their own requirements for individuals interested in adopting. In this program, you must be:

  • 25-45 years old and heterosexual
  • 15 years older than the child
  • Married for at least 2 years.
  • 1 divorce per person allowed
  • If unmarried, 2 years co-habitation
  • No criminal history
  • Healthy- No significant psychological or physical health concerns or history; limited depression and anxiety.
  • Single women may adopt a child age 7 or older, sibling groups of 3 or more, or children with special needs.
  • Must meet 125% of the US poverty guidelines based on household size

Children Available

  • Toddler age males and females
  • Older children
  • Sibling groups

Timelines

  • Approved Adoption Study Report – 3-6 months
  • Dossier – 1-3 months
  • Referral – 24-48 months
  • Travel – 4-6 weeks after referral
  • Stay In Colombia- 8-10 weeks
  • Progress reporting – 21 months after placement

Traveling to Colombia

Adoptive parents will travel to Colombia for a stay of 8 – 10 weeks. One parent may return home after 3 – 4 weeks. A liaison will assist with your translations and appointments.

Progress Reporting

A report and photos are required at 1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after returning home with your child.

Age: You & Your Child

  • 25-45 years old; 0-59 months
  • 46-50 years old; 5-9 years

Visa Status

Colombia is a signatory to the Hague Convention on Inter- country adoption. Children receive an IH-3 visa in their passport prior to entering the United States. Upon arrival, the child officially becomes a US citizen.

Legal Status

Families receive a full and final adoption in Colombia. Families need to file the adoption in the local court, depending on their state of residence.

To Apply for this Program

Fill out an application by clicking the button below. Note: For families located in Minnesota, please review the document, titled “Completing an Adoption in MN” before applying. For all other questions, Contact Us.

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Colombia – FANA Program

Adoptive Parent Requirements

Many international countries have their own requirements for individuals interested in adopting. In this program, you must be:

  • 25-38 years old for infants
  • 15 years older than the child
  • Married for at least 2 years, only 1 divorce per person, if unmarried, 2 years co-habitation
  • If unmarried, 2 years co-habitation
  • No criminal history
  • Have experienced infertility
  • Healthy- No significant psychological or medical concerns/ history; limited depression/ anxiety; BMI taken into consideration
  • Have no children, or only one child in the home.
  • Single females may adopt a child age 7 and older, sibling groups of 3 or more, or children with special needs.
  • Must meet 125% of the US poverty guidelines based on household size.

Children Available

  • Males and Females age 1 and under (cannot specify sex)
  • Older children
  • Sibling groups

Timelines

  • Approved Adoption Study Report – 3-6 months
  • Dossier – 1-3 months
  • Referral – 18-24 months
  • Travel – 4-6 weeks after referral
  • Stay In Colombia- 8-10 weeks
  • Progress reporting – 21 months after placement

Age: You & Your Child

  • 25 – 38 years old; 0 – 2 years
  • 39 – 41 years old; 3 – 4 years
  • 42 – 44 years old; 5 – 6 years
  • 45 – 49 years old; 7 and older
  • 50+ years old; 8 and older

Traveling to Colombia

Adoptive parents will travel to Colombia for a stay of 8 – 10 weeks. One parent may return home after 3 – 4 weeks. A liaison will assist with your translations and appointments.

Progress Reporting

A report and photos are required at 3, 9, 15, and 21 months after returning home with your child.

Visa Status

Colombia is a signatory to the Hague Convention on Inter- country adoption. Children receive an IH-3 visa in their passport prior to entering the United States. Upon arrival, the child officially becomes a US citizen.

Legal Status

Families receive a full and final adoption in Colombia. Families need to file the adoption in the local court, depending on their state of residence.

To Apply for this Program

Fill out an application by clicking the button below. Note: For families located in Minnesota, please review the document, titled “Completing an Adoption in MN” before applying. For all other questions, Contact Us.

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