Because Poland is party to the Hague Adoption Convention, children from Poland must meet the requirements of the Convention in order to be eligible for adoption.  For example, the Convention requires that Poland attempt to place a child with a family in-country before determining that a child is eligible for intercountry adoption.  In addition to Poland’s requirements, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee for you to bring him or her back to your home country. 

Special needs and older children, as well as sibling groups are also desperately in need of loving homes. Children with special needs will have disabilities ranging from minor to severe, and are usually between the ages of 3 and 13 years old, with most children being on the older end of that range.

There are three custody centers in Poland, and each center is in charge of sending lists of children to agencies to place the children. The child’s health status and special needs are known.