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Adopting a Child from Thailand FAQs
Thai children that are available for adoption receive a great deal of attention and care. They are generally in good health, and their medical information is extensive and reliable. The referral information includes developmental milestones and social information about the birth parents’ background when available. Children placed in Thailand are tested for HIV and Hepatitis.
Children range in ages from about three years to pre-teen. As with many adoption programs, more boys are available than girls. You may state your preference; however, you may have to wait longer if you only wish to have a girl.
Length of Time
From the time the home study is completed, it can take up to two years or more to complete the adoption.
Eligible to adopt from 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
Travel is Required for Thailand?
Both parents must travel to Thailand before adopting a Thai child. The stay is approximately two weeks to seventeen days. During which time you must appear before the Thai Adoption Board. They will approve the placement. Approximately six months after you arrive home with your child, at the completion of four post-placement reports, you will finalize the adoption in your state of residence. Once the adoption is finalized, you will file the adoption with the Thai Embassy, then secure citizenship for the child.
Is Adopting From Thailand Right For You?
This program continues to be a good fit for those families that are open to a toddler age child or older. Having strong ties to Thailand and the culture is preferred but not necessary. People entering this program must be patient as the process moves at its own pace.
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