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Adopting a Child from Thailand FAQs
Who are the Children in Need of Adoption?
- Children are 3 – 5 years old.
- Older children, pre-teen.
- Children with Cognitive or Physical Needs that require specialized care and support.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for Thailand?
- Marital Status — Parents must be married a minimum of three years. No more than two divorces.
- Age — Parents must be between 25 and 40.
- Gender Preference — Preference is permitted. Boys are easier to match than girls.
- Family composition — Documented infertility and no biological children.
- Health — Parents should be in excellent health without medical concerns; psychological report required.
- Prior arrest — Would consider minor offense more than 5 years ago.
- Income — Financially secure.
- Placement — in all states
What Information Can I Expect About the Child?
The child’s background study includes the following.
- The child’s given name, gender, and birth date,
- Measurements of the child, such as height and weight,
- Medical reports documenting their health and well-being while in the orphanage’s care,
- A current developmental milestone assessment report of the child’s progress in various areas of development, such as motor skills, speech, and cognitive abilities,
- Photographs and videos of the child.
How Long is the Process?
The entire process takes 2.5 – 3 years.
How Long Is the Stay in Thailand?
Both parents must travel to Thailand before adopting a Thai child. The stay is approximately two weeks to seventeen days.
Is Adopting From Thailand Right For You?
This program continues to be a good fit for families open to a toddler-age child or older. Other than the age restriction, the program is widely available. People entering this program must be patient as the process moves at its own pace.
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