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

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2
318 111
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ukraine Kiev

3
288 106
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Bulgaria Sofia

4
263 92
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
jz8333 added Germany Berlin

5
282 108
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Latvia Riga

6
116 28
Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ozturk Yalcin added Greece Athens

7
439 278
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kazakhstan Astana

8
273 166
Mali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Mali Bamako

9
245 148
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
adoptioninternational added Senegal Dakar

10
422 286
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
United States of America Washington, D.C.

11
419 284
Japan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Japan Tokyo

12
409 277
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
South Korea Seoul

13
493 345
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Taiwan Taipei

14
458 318
China is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
China Beijing

15
345 230
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Vietnam Hanoi

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435 303
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Mexico Mexico City

17
425 296
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Rwanda Kigali

18
414 288
Haiti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Haiti Port-au-Prince

19
459 324
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

20
398 276
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cameroon Yaoundé

21
365 250
El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
El Salvador San Salvador

22
417 291
Ethiopia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ethiopia Addis Ababa

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389 269
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Uganda Kampala

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408 284
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nigeria Abuja

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342 232
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Kenya Nairobi

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380 262
Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Guatemala Guatemala City

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409 285
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Ghana Accra

28
357 244
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Cambodia Phnom Penh

29
821 610
India is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
India New Delhi

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433 304
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Jamaica Kingston

31
329 222
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Thailand Bangkok

32
405 282
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Philippines Manila

33
424 297
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Sierra Leone Freetown

34
415 290
Congo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Congo Brazzaville

35
382 264
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Colombia Bogotá

36
715 527
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Morocco Rabat

37
765 568
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Liberia Monrovia

38
960 724
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Nepal Kathmandu

39
1,431 1,317
Poland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Adopt From
Poland Warsaw