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Are you interested in adopting from Bulgaria?


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AAI is pleased to offer this new and exciting program and we look forward to talking with you about adopting from EASTERN EUROPE!


Children placed for adoption from Bulgaria most often have identified special needs, are considered older, or are placed as part of a sibling group. AAI consistently receives detailed information on children who are eligible for adoption and we'd be happy to discuss how yours might be the perfect family and home for one of them. 


Bulgaria is a two-trip program, with each trip lasting about one week. There are very few eligibility restrictions in this adoption program. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sally at

Bulgaria Program Requirements

About the Children Eligibility Time Frame Travel
Children range in age from 12 months to 15 years; most children have Roma ethnic heritage; it is possible to adopt sibling groups; children with special needs are most often placed through this program

Married, heterosexual couples or single heterosexual females;
must be 25 to 55 years old and at least 15 years older than the child to be adopted

18 to 24 months on average

Two trips, each lasting seven to ten days, with approximately three to four months between trips 










About Bulgaria

Country of Bulgaria

The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.


Capital: Sofia
Population: 7.2 million (2015) 
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Official language: Bulgarian
Major religion: Eastern Orthodox


Bulgaria Adoption and Country Resources

Bulgaria Embassy in the United States website 

Bulgaria tourism website 

General country information website