Age Requirements:

For single persons who wish to adopt, there must be a 16 year age difference between the prospective parent and the prospective child.  There are no age requirements for married couples. 

Marriage Requirements:

Both married couples and single persons may adopt.  Single persons must be at least 16 years older than the adoptive child. 

Residency Requirements

There are no residency requirements for intercountry adoptions from Russia. Prospective adoptive parents will have to come to Russia twice during the adoption process.

Other Requirements

Russia has some medical requirements for prospective adoptive parents.  Prospective adoptive parents should consult their adoption agencies concerning medical conditions.  Some disqualifying conditions include tuberculosis (active and chronic), illness of the internal organs and nervous system, dysfunction of the limbs, infectious diseases, drug and alcohol addictions, psychiatric disorders, and any disability preventing the person from working.