Home » Adoption » Latvia Adoption Fast Facts

Latvia Adoption Fast Facts

Discover fast facts about Latvia adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Latvia in your state.

Latvia adoptionBecause of public opposition in Latvia to the adoption of Latvian children by foreigners, the government does not make intercountry adoption a priority. Children are cared for in orphanages or foster families, and may speak Russian or Latvian. Prospective parents are likely to be matched with a sibling group of three or more children, a child over age nine, or a child with severe health problem.

For up-to-date information, visit the Latvia Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the International Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.

Latvia Adoption Fast Facts
  • 2013 Adoptions: 82 children

  • Hague Country: Yes

  • Estimated Total Cost: $25,000 to $30,000

  • Profile of Children: 53% are boys (2012).

  • Parent Ages: Parents must be at least 25, and must be at least 18 years older than the child.

  • Family Status: Both married couples and singles may adopt.

  • Travel: May require as many as three trips. Latvian courts require that a parent-child relationship be formed before a final court decision is made, but the exact requirements vary on a case-by-case basis. Parents may be required to care for children and share a household in Latvia for up to six months.

  • Timeline: Generally from one to four years.

Agency Directory Latvia Adoption

More Latvia Adoption Resources

 

Latvia Adoption Fast Facts Reviewed by on . Discover fast facts about Latvia adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Latvia in your state. [divide] Becaus Discover fast facts about Latvia adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Latvia in your state. [divide] Becaus Rating: 0

Leave a Comment

Advertisement
scroll to top