Romania Fast Facts:
- 2012 Adoptions: NA
- Hague Accredited: Yes
- Estimated Total Cost: NA
- Profile of Children: Most children are older or in sibling groups.
- Parent Ages: There are no age restrictions.
- Family Status: Adoptive parents must either be relatives (to the fourth degree of kinship), or the spouse of a child’s birthparent. Romanians residing in the U.S. may adopt, provided either they or their spouse is a U.S. citizen.
- Travel: May require one to three trips, including a 30-day bonding period with the child.
- Timeline: Because Romanian adoption programs are still considered pilot programs, timelines have not yet been established.
For over ten years, Romania was completely closed to intercountry adoptions. In 2012, Romania relaxed its laws, although in a very tentative way. Relatives and Romanians residing abroad may adopt regardless of age or marital status, but prospective parents without ties to Romania have no avenue to adopt.
For more information, visit www.adoption.state.gov. View photos and get parent-to-parent advice in our online community, www.adoptivefamilies
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