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parenting The Best Countries to Adopt From  

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List Rules Vote up the top countries for domestic and international adoption

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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1
370 128
Russia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Russia Moscow

2
323 112
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ukraine Kiev

3
291 106
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bulgaria Sofia

4
266 93
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Germany Berlin

5
287 108
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Latvia Riga

6
120 29
Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Greece Athens

7
442 279
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kazakhstan Astana

8
274 168
Mali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Mali Bamako

9
247 150
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Senegal Dakar

10
422 286
Japan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Japan Tokyo

11
412 279
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
South Korea Seoul

12
425 290
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
United States of America Washington, D.C.

13
462 320
China is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
China Beijing

14
496 347
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taiwan Taipei

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15
348 233
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Vietnam Hanoi

16
363 245
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cambodia Phnom Penh

17
387 264
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Colombia Bogotá

18
831 611
India is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
India New Delhi

19
465 325
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

20
429 297
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Rwanda Kigali

21
370 251
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
El Salvador San Salvador

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22
439 305
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico Mexico City

23
776 569
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Liberia Monrovia

24
385 263
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala Guatemala City

25
722 527
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Morocco Rabat

26
438 305
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Jamaica Kingston

27
430 299
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sierra Leone Freetown

28
421 292
Congo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Congo Brazzaville

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29
403 278
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cameroon Yaoundé

30
974 726
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nepal Kathmandu

31
394 271
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Uganda Kampala

32
422 293
Ethiopia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ethiopia Addis Ababa

33
413 286
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nigeria Abuja

34
348 235
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kenya Nairobi

35
418 290
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Haiti Port-au-Prince

36
410 284
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Philippines Manila

37
415 288
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ghana Accra

38
334 225
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Thailand Bangkok

39
1,435 1,340
Poland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Poland Warsaw