Adopt a Child from Bulgaria


All God’s Children International has worked on international adoption in Bulgaria since 1991 to unite more than 450 orphans with their adoptive families. Today, we continue to advocate for the estimated 7,000 orphaned children of Bulgaria. As a dedicated international Christian adoption agency, we’ll be with you every step of the way on your journey to adopt a child.

To determine your eligibility and view photos of waiting children, please submit a FREE Pre-Application.

  • Available Children For Adoption

    • Bulgarian orphans from 18 months to 14 years old. This includes sibling groups.

    • Wait times for referral may be expedited for families open to adopting a child with special needs, a sibling group or an older child.

    Each month we receive information from Bulgaria about waiting children for whom we can advocate. We need families who are open to adopting children with special needs, older children, and sibling groups.

  • Adoption Process for Bulgaria

    Step 1
    Complete home study and then dossier.

    Step 2
    Begin the referral process and wait to be matched with your child!

    Step 3
    Once your family accepts the referral of a child, the adoption will be finalized during a court appearance.

    Step 4
    One or both parents must travel to meet your referred child. Once the adoption is finalized, your family can arrange a second trip to bring your child home.

    Step 5
    Welcome home! AGCI and Bulgaria require post-adoption reports prepared by a licensed social worker to be submitted on 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 month anniversaries of your child’s arrival into the U.S.


  • Adoption Requirements for Bulgaria

    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.

    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.

  • Adoptions Fees for Bulgaria

    Payment plans are available. Our financial services advisor will work with you to create your personalized plan.

    The approximate cost to adopt from Bulgaria is $28,900. Cost does not include airfare, lodging and other fees associated with travel. For details visit the AGCI Adoption Fees page.

    Fee Disclosure: All fees paid to AGCI are paid in advance of service. AGCI fees are non refundable and may not be waived. If services are terminated and a refund is due, all refunds will be processed within 60 days of withdrawal and/or closure of the adoption file upon receiving the Adoption Termination Contract.

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