MoroccoThailand Jamaica Primary ProviderKorea
Age of Applicant 25 – 49 years old; 49 year and older applicants must be open to a child over 3 years old.25 to 40 25 and older Both spouses must be under the age of 45 at home study approval.
Marital StatusLegally married heterosexual couples and single women; for couples there is a preference for no more than 12 years age difference between spouses.3 years, not more than two divorces. Single women and men, and married couples. No more than one divorce in total for each spouse. No more than one divorce in total for each spouse3 years, no more than one divorce per spouse.
Age at placement5 months and older3 years and older18 to 30 months
Gender PreferenceNo Preference allowedPermitted, more boys than girls. Length of time will be longer if requesting a girl.18 to 30 months
Family Composition

Sunni Muslim(s). Preference is given to families who have no children. The maximum number of children in the home is one. Exceptions can be made for Moroccan or Arab heritage families or for families adopting a waiting child. 

Documented infertility, no biological children. Preference is given to families who have no children. The maximum number of children in the home is four. Exceptions can be considered on a case-by-case basis.No more than 4 children
IncomeFinancally SecureFinancial security Families should be financially stableCombined income of $35,000 with financial security.
HealthExcellent health without major medical concern.Excellent health without major medical concerns. Good health without major medical concerns.Combined income of $35,000 with financial security.
Mental HealthConsidered on a case-by-case basis. No sever conditions.Considered on a case-by-case basis. Severe conditions would not be accepted. Considered on a case-by-case basis; no severe conditions.Combined income of $35,000 with financial security.
EducationHigh School diploma or equivalent education.None stated.Minimum of a high school diploma.High school diploma.
Prior ArrestWould Minor offense older than five years considered on a case-by-case basis; no drug offenses.Would consider minor offenses older than 5 years.Minor offense older than five years considered on a case-by-case basis; no drug offenses.Combined income of $35,000 with financial security.
Length of Time15 to 20 months, shorter time for Morocco heritage, speak Arabic, or are open to a waiting child.24 to 36 monthsWe are not accepting New applicants at this time.
PlacementsIn all states.In all states.In all states.
WaiversWhen adopting a waiting child, some requirements may be waived.Age restriction in limited situations or when adopting an older child. Possibly permit a biological child if there were secondary infertility.Other than age restrictions for limited groups of applicants, (see above) waivers would be only for a special circumstance.

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