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Building Your Family: Getting Started in Poland Adoption

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Poland Adoption

Poland Fast Facts:

  • 2010 adoptions: 50 children
  • Age/Gender: 54% Female, %50 over age 5 in 2009.
  • Estimated Total Cost: $25,000 to $35,000
  • Profile: Boys and girls; 50% of the children adopted in 2009 were five years or older.
  • Parents' Ages: No formal restrictions on the age of parents; however, in practice, parents up to 40 years older than the child may adopt.
  • Family Requirements: Both couples and singles may adopt.
  • Travel: If married, both must travel. Two trips. First trip approximately two weeks, second trip approximately one week.
  • Timeline: From completed dossier to placement, from 12 to 20 months.

Poland Adoption Directory

Find an adoption agency placing children from Poland in your state:


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Parents in the United States adopted 50 children from Poland in 2010. Children available for adoption live in orphanages, where the level of care and attention is fairly high. Adopting parents are generally required to meet the child before the adoption is processed. Adoption between Poland and the United States is governed by the Hague Adoption Convention. For more information, visit http://adoption.state.gov/poland