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Colombia Adoption

EAC is working in cooperation with ICBF – Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar to complete adoptions in Colombia. For your convenience we provide  Spanish speaking staff. Call Sara at 800-533-0098 to start your adoption journey today!

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

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The Children

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 weeks.
  • One of the parents may return to U.S. while the other parent waits in Colombia for finalization process.
  • Single parents must remain 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.