Colombia International Adoption?
national welfare system
well-prepared for adoption
sibling groups available for adoption
Children's Hope International?
leading agency for adoptions in Colombia
and knowledgeable staff in the U.S. and Colom
Adoptions are facilitated by Children's Hope
Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF -the
government social welfare agency including foster
homes & orphanages)
half of Children's Hope Colombia adopt sibling
of Our Services for Colombia Adoption:
you in preparing your dossier that is then forwarded
to Colombia, where our contact will arrange for a
translation and its submission to ICBF.
a child becomes available with the characteristics you
have requested (e.g. "siblings ages 4-8,
healthy"), you will receive a child offer from
Children's Hope, including a photo and written
your acceptance of the child(ren), you will travel to
the city where the child(ren) lives to be a part of
the court process. Representatives will meet you at
the airport in Bogotá and take you to the hotel
having made all appointments with adoption officials,
either in Bogotá or the city that your child is in.
you will be assisted to get the child’s passport,
and later a visa for him or her at the U.S. Consulate
you have returned home with your child, the program
director will notify social work staff to provide
post-placement services. Post-placement reports are
translated and sent to the placing agency in Colombia.
the social worker’s approval to re-adopt in the U.S.
court, you will be instructed to engage legal
assistance to finalize the adoption. You are then
required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship for your
is a fascinating country where adoptive families come
and go without difficulty. Colombia has a long history
of adoption. They have had a very organized central
authority in Bogotá for many years, known as the
Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) which
processes the Colombia adoptions and oversees the
licensing of private orphanages. Children aged 1
through early teens are available for Colombia
adoption. There are many sibling groups available, as
well as special needs children. Many children are
abandoned by single parents who simply cannot afford
to feed them, or who must work to survive and cannot
afford child care while they work. Others come from
families where they have been neglected or mistreated
and their parent's parental rights have been taken
away from them. All of them need a permanent family.
a question? Email Nichole.Deal@ChildrensHope.net.
or call 314-812-1715.
of the children that you see here are
available for adoption. We have received
permission from each child’s parent or
guardian to use their child’s photo on our