Adopt from Colombia

SPENCE-CHAPIN BEGAN ITS ADOPTION PROGRAM IN COLOMBIA IN 1994, when we were approved by Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF), the central authority for intercountry adoption.

CHILDREN IN NEED OF FAMILIES

  • Infants, toddlers and pre-school age children ages 0-3 years old
  • Children with significant medical needs, such as Down syndrome, HIV, and developmental delays
  • Both boys and girls are waiting for adoption
  • Children reflect the full range of ethnicities that exist in Colombia, including Latino, Afro-Colombian, and Amerindian


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Heterosexual married couples, single men and women are eligible to adopt from Colombia. Seeking pioneer-spirited gay or lesbian couple or single parent to adopt from Colombia
  • One parent must be a Colombia citizen or have a Colombian Cedula
  • Parents age 25-45 are able to adopt a child 0-4 years old and parents are not able to be more than 45 years older than the prospective adoptee
  • Applicants’ mental health and medical conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Matched with a child about 24 months after dossier submission
  • 1 trip of about 4-6 weeks
  • Post-adoption reports required at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after the child comes home
  • Hague Convention Country
  • Professional Service Fees: $7,000 for families living outside of the New York City metropolitan area and $10,000 for families who are local to Spence-Chapin’s New York City offices. Country and immigration fees are additional.
  • All families adopting through Spence-Chapin have access to the Adoption Finance Coach, who offers adoptive families the tools they need to create a customized financial plan to fund their adoption


Where is Colombia?

Read the Department of State adoption alerts about Colombia here.