Colombia Applicant Criteria

To adopt a healthy 0 - 59 month old or 2 siblings 0-6 years:

Marriage:

  • Couples must be married a minimum of one year.*

Age:

  • Both applicants must be 25 to 45 years of age.
  • Both parents have to be least 15 years older than the child assigned to them, but not more than 45 years older than the child.

Citizenship:

  • One parent must be a U.S. citizen.

History:

  • Parents should not have any major medical issues or criminal history.

Other:

  • Both parents are required to travel.

*Gladney requirement

 

To adopt a healthy child 5-9 years or 2 siblings with the oldest sibling between 7 and 9 years:  

Marriage:

  • Couples must be married a minimum of one year.*

Age:

  • Applicants must be 46-50 years 
  • Both parents have to be least 15 years older than the child assigned to them, but not more than 45 years older than the child.

Citizenship:

  • One parent must be a U.S. citizen.

Other:

  • Both parents are required to travel.
 
The age criteria is waived for families adopting a child 10+ years of age, 3+ siblings of any age, or a child of any age with a physical or psychological special need 

*Gladney requirement

 

You will be required to complete a foreign dossier. The Gladney Center for Adoption will assist you with every step of this process.

To learn more about adopting from Colombia, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 1-800-INT-ADOP.

 

CONTACT GLADNEY:

Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
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