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List of the best countries to adopt from, ranked by adoptive parents and experts in the field. Hundreds of thousands of children are adopted each year. In the United States, most adoptions stem from the U.S. foster care system, but more and more children are being adopted internationally each year. There are many considerations to keep in mind when choosing which country is right for your family. How long do you want to wait? What age child are you looking to adopt? Are you interested in adopting siblings?
 
If you are looking to adopt in China, you must be over 30 years old. Korea, however will not adopt to couples who are over the age of 45. Guatemala offers adoption to a wide range of ages and marital statuses, but there is a wait period of anywhere from 3 months to over a year.

Korean children are generally very healthy as the country has a great medical system. Parents both home and abroad are finding wonderful children by adopting from the U.S., plus Americans don't have to worry about citizenship and travel for their new family member.

Vote for which country you think is the best for adoption and leave a comment if you would like to share any helpful advice with perspective parents.
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343 125
Russia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Russia Moscow

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2
314 109
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ukraine Kiev

3
262 87
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Germany Berlin

4
284 104
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bulgaria Sofia

5
280 106
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Latvia Riga

6
113 27
Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Greece Athens

7
429 278
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kazakhstan Astana

8
422 279
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
United States of America Washington, D.C.

9
271 166
Mali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Mali Bamako

10
240 148
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Senegal Dakar

11
424 296
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Rwanda Kigali

12
431 302
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico Mexico City

13
408 284
Japan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Japan Tokyo

14
378 262
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Colombia Bogotá

15
408 286
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Haiti Port-au-Prince

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16
400 280
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Philippines Manila

17
352 242
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cambodia Phnom Penh

18
411 289
Congo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Congo Brazzaville

19
325 221
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Thailand Bangkok

20
393 275
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cameroon Yaoundé

21
384 268
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Uganda Kampala

22
360 249
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
El Salvador San Salvador

23
404 284
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ghana Accra

24
477 342
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taiwan Taipei

25
443 315
China is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
China Beijing

26
375 261
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala Guatemala City

27
453 323
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

28
419 296
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sierra Leone Freetown

29
337 231
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kenya Nairobi

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30
411 290
Ethiopia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ethiopia Addis Ababa

31
392 275
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
South Korea Seoul

32
402 283
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nigeria Abuja

33
334 229
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Vietnam Hanoi

34
427 303
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Jamaica Kingston

35
694 525
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Morocco Rabat

36
794 607
India is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
India New Delhi

37
930 722
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nepal Kathmandu

38
735 568
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Liberia Monrovia

39
1,430 1,287
Poland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Poland Warsaw