Programs At A Glance

ChinaKoreaThailandMorocco
Age of Applicant30 to 55, for Single female:

30 to 50. No more than 45 years between the parent and the child.

25 to 44. Age waiver to 49 for applicants that meet at least one of the following: one adoptive parent is of Korean Heritage; a Korean adoptee, or previously adopted from Korea.25 to 4025 – 49 years old; 49 year and older applicants must be open to a child over 3 years old
Marital Status2 years, if previous divorce, 5 years, limit of two divorces.

Single female living with a male partner, must meet the requirements of a married couple.

3 years, no more than one divorce per spouse.3 years, not more than two divorces.Legally married heterosexual couples and single women; for couples there is a preference for no more than 12 years age difference between spouses
Age at placement15 months and older18 to 30 months3 years and older5 months and older
Gender PreferencePermitted, but boys are easier to match than girls.No Preference, more boys than girls. Possibly for Korean heritage, but a much longer process.Permitted, more boys than girls. Length of time will be longer if requesting a girl.Both boys and girls; shorter wait times for families open to boys
Family CompositionNo more than 5 children with the youngest at least 3 years old.

Single female, no more than 2 children, youngest at least 6 years old.

No more than 4 childrenDocumented infertility, no biological children.Lifelong practicing Sunni Muslim(s). Preference for childless couples.
IncomeNet worth of $80,000, minimum income of $30,000, or $10,000 per person living in the home. Single female, net worth of $100,000, minimum income of $20,000, or $10,000 per person living in the home.Combined income of $35,000 with financial security.Financial securityMust be employed; financial security
HealthShould not have significant medical conditions, chronic or infections illness. Some conditions controlled with medication are acceptable.Excellent health without major medical concerns, Body Mass Index (BMI) under 30%.Excellent health without major medical concerns.Excellent health without major medical concerns
Mental HealthConsidered on a case-by-case basis. Must be at lease two years from treatment of use of psychotropic medication.Considered on a case-by-case basis. Severe conditions would not be accepted.Considered on a case-by-case basis. Severe conditions would not be accepted.Considered on a case-by-case basis; no severe conditions
EducationHigh School diploma or equivalent education.High School diplomaNone stated.High school diploma or equivalent education
Prior ArrestWould consider minor offenses older than 10 years, no drug offenses.Would consider minor offenses older than 5 years, 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
Length of Time12 to 15 months10 to 15 months24 to 36 monthsAt this time, Morocco adoptions are delayed because of Covid
PlacementsIn all states.In all states.In all states.In all states.
WaiversWhen adopting a waiting child, some requirements may be waived.Other than age restrictions for limited groups of applicants, (see above) waivers would be only for a special circumstance.Age restriction in limited situations or when adopting an older child. Possibly permit a biological child if there were secondary infertility.

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