Discover fast facts on Colombia adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Colombia in your state.
Colombia’s Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) revised their review procedures in 2012. Children may be found eligible for adoption only after an extensive review of the child’s situation and his or her extended family. As of July 15, 2013, non-Colombian families can only adopt children aged seven or older “unless ICBF considers the child to have special characteristics or needs.” The restriction will remain in place at least two years.
For up-to-date information, visit the Colombia Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the Colombia Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.