Children from age 3 to 16 years of age, Siblings and the adoption of unrelated children is possible. A request for a specific gender is possible. Ethnicity - Latino. Children mainly have olive skin and dark eyes and hair.
Marriage Requirements: Heterosexual couples that have been married for at least five years. Single individuals and unmarried couples are not permitted to adopt. Prospective adoptive parents must be between 30 and 60 years of age and at least 15 years older than the child they wish to adopt.
Religious Requirements: Although not required, preference is given to those adoptive parents that are of Christian backgrounds.
1-2 trips are required. The initial trip will be to meet your child and you will remain in country for 4-8 weeks. Both parents must travel but one parent is often allowed to leave in about three weeks. After the 4-8 week bonding time, you may leave the country without your child until all the legal work is complete and then return to pick the child up.
Adopt Abroad Dominican Republic Adoption Program Fee Schedule (PDF).
Please contact Adopt Abroad for further information.
Estimated time from dossier submission to receiving a child referral is 18-30 months.
The Dominican Republic adoption process is final in country. Your child will travel on an IR 3 visa back to the USA. Six post adoption visits and reports are required at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years.
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