Central & South America


Most of Central and South America is effectively closed to adoptions by Canadians. There are some exceptions. Sunrise only accepts applications for countries which are members of the Hague Adoption Convention.  These countries are not easy to adopt from, and the waiting time is generally in excess of two years.


Guatemala is a prohibited country for adoptions by Canadians. For a discussion of the reasons, see The Abandoned Children of Guatemala.

For more information about Central and South American adoptions, contact us.