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Colombia Adoption

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EAC is working in cooperation with ICBF – Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar to complete adoptions in Colombia. Our team partner in Colombia is contributing greatly to make our adoption program run smoothly and efficiently.

Call us at 866-586-5656 to start your adoption journey from Colombia today! For your convenience we provide Spanish speaking staff.

***5-18-16 UPDATE: 7 children home from Colombia this year. Referrals for siblings and children over the age of 8 are arriving.***

***8-4-16 UPDATE: 4 families are waiting for their court dates and two of the families are expecting to travel to Colombia in the next few months***

Recently Home from Colombia:

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Children Available for Adoption in Colombia 

    • Children age 8 years and up are available for adoption.
    • Special needs children available under 8 years of age.
    • Sibling groups of older children are available for immediate placement.


Overview for a Colombia Adoption

EAC’s adoption program in Colombia is an opportunity for families who want to provide a loving home for older children. Medical and psychological evaluations are provided with all referrals of children. Short wait time for older children. Single women can adopt.

Travel Requirements

Travel Requirements for a Colombia Adoption

  • One trip 4–6 weeks.
  • One of the parents may return to U.S. while the other parent waits in Colombia for finalization process.
  • Single parents must remain in country till process is complete.

Time Frame

Time Frame for a Colombia Adoption

  • Wait time is approx. 12-48 months for ICBF program, dependent upon age of child/children requested.

Immigration Information


Colombia Central Authority

Bienestar Familiar (ICBF)

The Process
Because Colombia is a member of the Hague Convention, adopting from Colombia must follow a specific process designed to meet the Convention’s requirements. A brief summary of the Convention adoption process is given below. You must complete these steps in the following order to meet all necessary legal requirements for adoption.

  • Choose an Accredited Adoption Service Provider
  • Apply to USCIS to be Found Eligible to Adopt (I-800)
  • Be Matched with a Child
  • Apply to USCIS for the Child to be Found Eligible for Immigration to the United States (I-800A)
  • Adopt the Child in Colombia
  • Bring your Child Home

Post Adoptive Requirements

Post Adoptive Requirements for a Colombia Adoption

  • All families must submit post-adoptive reports following social worker visits at 4 months, 8 months, 12 months.

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