One trip of about 6 weeks is required to bring your child home. Your child will reside with you during your stay. You will travel to Colombia about 8 weeks after receiving your child’s referral. If married, both parents must travel to meet the child and initiate the legal process, but one parent may return home after the first week.

Accommodations in Bogota, Cali and Medellin are modern and comfortable. Colombia is a beautiful country; even their families who are less-experienced travelers are amazed at the support they receive from their warm, competent representatives in Colombia. Many stay in touch for years after their child's adoption.

In addition to the requirements, Colombia obliges prospective adoptive parents to meet the following requirements in order to adopt a child from Colombia:

  • Residency:  There are no residency requirements for inter-country adoptions from Colombia.
  • Age of Adopting Parents:  Parent(s) must be 25 years old and at least 15 years older than the child to be adopted.  In practice, newborns are assigned to younger couples and older children to older couples.
  • Marriage:  Colombia permits adoption by both married couples and unmarried individuals, although Colombia has significantly stricter requirements on adoptions by unmarried individuals.  LGBT adoption is permitted since October 2015.
  • Income:  Prospective adoptive parents are required to submit documentation confirming their ability to provide for the adopted child.