Colombia

 

We are currently accepting applications of BC residents for adoptions of relative and non relative adoptions from Colombia. It is no longer a requirement that one of the applicants must be a Colombian citizen however the preference is for families with Colombian heritage.

The Parents

  • Single applicants and couples, both heterosexual and same sex, who are married or in a common law relationship may apply;

  • Must be between 25 - 55 years old;

  • Single applicants may only apply to adopt a child with special characteristics or needs;

  • If you are a couple you must be married or cohabited for at least 3 years;

  • Each applicant may have no more than 2 divorces;

  • There is no regulation regarding children in the home but it is taken into consideration during the pre-selection and referral process;

  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health

  • A psychological evaluation is required for all applicants;

  • Applicants must be in a good financial situation;

  • At least one applicant must be a Canadian citizen;

  • If you are over the age of 50 years the preselection and preparation must be focused on children starting at 10 years of age; and

  • No current cannabis use.
     

The Children

  • The greatest need is for families to be open to school-age children, sibling groups and children with identified needs or special characteristics.

  • Children from 1- 8 years old can only be adopted by applicants with Colombian Heritage. To be considered Colombian heritage, at least one parent must be of Colombian heritage and able to provide a Colombian birth certificate, passport and ID card.

  • All children are of Hispanic, Indian, African or mixed racial heritage.

  • Children commonly have been relinquished, abandoned or have had a termination of parental rights due to abuse or neglect.
     

There are certain age ranges that are considered by ICBF when determining an adoptive parent's eligibility to adopt a child. The referral criteria are based on the best interests of the child.

Please contact our office to set a time to speak with a Program Coordinator to find out more.