Age of Parents: Parents between the ages of 23 and 49 years old may adopt a child older than 12 months. Parents who are 50 to 55 years old, may adopt a child who is 4 years or older.

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

Children in Family: Families with children are welcome to adopt from Bulgaria.

Single Applicant: Single women may adopt.

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

Criminal History: Applicants cannot have a history of felonies and no more than two misdemeanors in their lifetime.

Medical History: Applicants who have a past or current diagnosis of a life-threatening or communicable disease or other condition that impairs their ability to parent are ineligible to adopt.

Travel in Country: Two trips to Bulgaria 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 eleven days. AGCI 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.