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Saturday18 April 2015

Programs at a Glance

An overview of our adoption programs appears below. Click on the country name for more detailed information. Please note that eligibility requirements for adoptive parents are usually determined by adoption officials in the child’s birth country, not WHFC. At this time there are no international programs open to gay or lesbian applicants, married or single; however, we welcome applications to our Domestic Program. Please contact us for more information on your program of interest.

Adopting From:Eligibility
Criteria:
Children Who
Need Families:
Estimated Wait Time and
Travel Requirements:

Burundi

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 30-55

Age 2-6 years

LIMITED OPENINGS FOR QUALIFIED FAMILIES

PILOT PROGRAM- unpredictable wait times, expected 12-18 month range

One 3-week trip, 8-12 months after referral acceptance

China

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 30+ & youngest spouse no more than 50 year age difference with child.

SINGLE WOMEN Age 30+ & no more than 45 year age difference with child

 

All ages with mild to significant medical needs

FAMILIES NEEDED!

Matched within 1-3 months of program application
 
One 2-week trip, 5-8 months after referral

Colombia

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25+

SINGLE WOMEN and MEN
Age 25+
Must be open to children age 7+

Age 7+, sibling groups and waiting children

12-24 months for children age 7+

One 6-week trip, about 2-3 months after referral

FAMILIES NEEDED FOR "HOST ADOPT PROGRAMS" WITH KIDSAVE.ORG!

Costa Rica

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25-57

SINGLE WOMEN and MEN
Age 25-57

Age 8+, sibling groups and waiting children

PILOT PROGRAM - unpredictable wait times, expected 12-24 months

One 4-6 week trip, 4-6 months after referral

Ethiopia

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25-55

SINGLE WOMEN
Age 25-55

WHFC Horizons Kids only: waiting children age 7+, school-aged sibling groups

PROGRAM ON HOLD TO NEW APPLICANTS

South Korea

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25-45

Up to age 50 years for families who meet one of the following criteria:

1. Both spouses are Korean-American
2. At least one spouse is a Korean adoptee
3. Family has adopted from Korea previously.

The approved Home Study Report must be complete before the applicants 45th or 50th birthday.

Age 1-2, toddlers, twins (on occasion), waiting children

FAMILIES NEEDED!

12-15 months after dossier submission

Two trips of 5-7 days each, 12-18 months after referral

Philippines

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MARRIED COUPLES Age 27+

All ages, waiting children

36-42 months after dossier submission
24-30 months for families of Filipino heritage

One 1-week trip, 4-6 months after referral

Taiwan

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MARRIED COUPLES
Age 25-55

All ages, sibling groups, waiting children

FAMILIES NEEDED!

6-18 months after dossier submission

Children over 5: 0-6 months wait

One 1-week trip, 12-15 months after referral

United States

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MARRIED COUPLES

SINGLE WOMEN and MEN

Adoptive parent(s) are selected based on expectant parent preferences

Newborn infants; children over
age 1 on occasion

FAMILIES NEEDED!

1 day-36 months; current average wait is 11-15 months from completion of home study to arrival

Travel to child's birth place required